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The Wind of Emptiness

The Wind of Emptiness is a song from the Sweet Melody Of Joyful Aspiration album by H.H. The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa



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Dharma Rain

Dharma Rain is a song from the Sweet Melody Of Joyful Aspiration album by H.H. The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa




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September-December 2002

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In November, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa traveled to Rajasthan to preside over private ceremonies on behalf of students. Afterwards, he was in New Delhi meeting with students, members of the community and well-wishers. While in New Delhi, he was afforded a private tour of the National Museum of India under typically heavy security. The Karmapa returned to his camp at Gyuto Tantric University in mid-November, where he continued his studies with his main tutor, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche through the end of December.

From September 30-October 4, His Holiness Karmapa was a guest of HH the Dalai Lama at a conference hosted by the Life and Mind Institute in Dharamsala. The conference studies the issues of mind and ethics, exploring the relationship between modern physical and biological sciences Buddhist views. The discussion this year focused on the criteria of life and matter. Participants include the Head of the Genome Research Centre at MIT, and the winner of the 1997 Nobel prize in…

Sweet Melody of Joyful Aspiration

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A firm heart plays the Dharma instrument; Elegant music blooms a joyous lotus wish.
Verdant trees spread fragrant sounds; Leaves like notes sing of dignified visions.
Cool snow falls like healing laughter; Light of Sun and Moon erode the dark.
White lotus is held in blessed days; The fair Dharma eyes distinguish Buddhists.
Study sutras and play in lotus lake; Wisdom brings honey sounds and dews of knowledge.
Cool and joyous is the vast Pure Land; Benevolent moon shelters and makes the flowers rejoice.
Fortune and wisdom bring the pearl rain; Nourish the virtue field to grow peaceful buds.

~ by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa




The Celestial Blessing
For eight days beginning at midnight of December 28, 1999, while most of the world was welcoming the new millennium, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa was fleeing his homeland across the roof of the world and over Nepal's frozen passes. On a journey fraught with risk and danger, one starry night at 5000 meters the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa heard the Divine Mother singing…

Feast Offering Melody

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Tsok Song Lyrics by the 17th Karmapa
Chanted by Umdze Bai Karma.




A HO
ZHI YING KANÉ DAKPA TRÖDRAL GYI NGOWO
LHÜNDRUP ÖSAL ROLMÖ JOGEK DANG DRAK NÉ
A HO 
The fundamental expanse is originally pure, its nature beyond embellishment.
Combined with the playful music of spontaneous luminosity,


ZUNGJUK KU SUM NORBÜ GA CHAR GYI MINPÉ
KHYABDAK DÖN GYI LAMA NYING Ü NÉ DREN JUNG 
it ripened into the delightful jewel-rain of unity, the trikaya.
I remembered the all-pervasive lord, the ultimate guru, in the midst of my heart.


GANG GI SANG SUM NYINJÉ NANG ZER GYI TRENGWÉ
NAM ZHI TRINLÉ GELEK Ö BUM GYI DRIP SIL
The rays of sunlight from his three secrets bestow cooling shade through the good brilliance of the four activities,


KALZANG DULJÉ NGAL TSOR LHÜN TUK TU JINPÉ
GAWA SUM GYI PEMO NYING Ü SU ZHÉ DO 
providing perfect solace for fortunate disciples.
The lotus of threefold joy has bloomed in my heart.


DALJOR TEN ZANG TSOKYÉ GESAR GYI NYINGPOR
NGEJUNG DRANGTSI YANG NYEN BUNGWA DANG DROK TÉ
May the essence in the center …

The Four-armed Bodhisattva's Simple Practice Chanted by H.H. the 17th Karmapa

Gyalwang Karmapa's foreword for the book Luminous Heart

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Statement Regarding Order of the Sikkim Court (15 June, 2002)

Statement of His Holiness
the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Regarding Order of the Sikkim Court
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The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Directs his Followers to Respect Order of Indian Court Regarding Rumtek Inventory
His Holiness The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Thinley Dorje has directed his followers to comply immediately with an order by a court of the Indian State of Sikkim requiring an inventory of certain property and valuables at Dharma Chakra Centre, Rumtek Monastery, in Sikkim. In a letter addressed to his followers and to the monks at Rumtek, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa states that it is improper to seek to interrupt a lawful court process "despite our religious feelings and sentiments" in the matter. His Holiness directed his followers to obey the court's instructions regarding the inventory, and to i…

May-August 2002

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His Holiness received transmission and teachings at Gyuto from H.E. Gyaltsab Rinpoche throughout the summer. On July 24, the 15th day of the 6th Tibetan month, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa received his ordination as a novice monk (dge tshul pha) from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who was assisted at the ceremony by His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche. This joyous occasion was marked by three days of celebration at Gyuto Monastery. It is considered particularly auspicious that His Holiness was able to receive his Getsul vows from the Dalai Lama. After the Karmapa received his vows, His Holiness the Dalai Lama conferred novice and final ordination on some 800 monks from southern India.


His Holiness Karmapa presiding over the Kagyu Conference  on the Thirteen Tantras of Marpa at Vajra Vidhya Institute in Varanasi


On June 26, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa celebrated his birthday. The main guest of the ceremony was Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche, head of the government of Tibet in Exile. Also in att…

The KARMAPA's daring escape from China keeps hope alive for Tibetans (TIME ASIA)

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April 24, 2002  TIME ASIA





More than two years have passed since a 14-year-old monk from Tibet made his dramatic escape over the Himalayas to India and caught the imagination of the world. He was the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, one of Tibet's most important religious leaders. To me, a Tibetan born and brought up in exile in India, news of his escape came like a reviving gust of fresh air that blew away the cloud of confusion and inertia that seemed to have descended upon our decades-old freedom struggle. With that one act of desperation and courage, the Karmapa exposed the Chinese lie that Tibetans were happy and prospering under their rule and that they were free to practice their religion.

Every year, more than a thousand Tibetans continue to risk their lives, defying Chinese-imposed restrictions on travel by secretly making the arduous and dangerous Himalayan crossing into Nepal and India. The Karmapa's escape was different. He was communist China's most prized stooge in Tibet, t…

January-April 2002

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Time Asia'sApril 22issue selected His Holiness Karmapa as one of the Asian Heroes from Tibet. "These heroes have won battles for noble causes, surmounted the greatest of odds and stood as examples of the best in all of us. TIME salutes the individuals whose valiance inspires us."

In March, in an interview in Tricycle magazine, a Buddhist-oriented periodical published primarily in the United States, His Holiness addressed his followers in the United States, stating: "Among all my predecessors, it was the Sixteenth Karmapa who visited the United States. It is because of the Buddha activity that people in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world know the Karmapa. As his reincarnation, I respect and rejoice in his Buddha activity [and] I have sincere prayers and dedication toward the whole world and that all sentient beings have peace and harmony. Specifically, the US has had to face terrible tragedy at this time. Since September 11, it has been my prayer that this sort of e…