A Letter from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
"Ringu Tulku Rinpoche sent a letter on March 26th to Bodhicharya Berlin to encourage us to support the preparations for the visit of HH Karmapa in whatever way is possible" (Maria Kaiser):
I am sure you have got the happy news that His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje will visit Berlin from 4th June to 9th June this year. This is his first and historic visit to Europe. As you know he is not only a head of a School of Tibetan Buddhism but he is our hope for the future of Buddhism. He is not only an important Buddhist leader but many of us have the hope and trust that he will become an important teacher and leader of mankind for the 21st century. I feel we should try to make this visit as purposeful and beneficial as we possibly can because he might not come again to Berlin for a long time as he needs to visit all parts of Europe in the years to come.
I would therefore request all of you to come forward and help us in whatever way you can to make this visit a success. Please donate your time, energy, financial support as well as your ideas on how to make this visit a special one for all of us.
We have already established a small team under the direction of Christiane Uekerman. Please register yourself as volunteers and say what you might be able to do. Kindly give constructive suggestions and guide us on how to do things better. Please do not just criticise those who try to do things otherwise they will lose their enthusiasm. Please participate and encourage each other. I am confident that something really good will come out of this visit.
I am arriving Berlin on 7th April and will be around a lot until the visit is over.
Thank you very much for your help and cooperation,
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Source: KFE - Karmapa Foundation Europe