Showing posts from July, 2014

Footprints of the 16th Karmapa

Purelands Retreat Centre, Samyeling. The two footprints were made on the rock by H H 16th Karmapa. Akong Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe remembered the Karmapa had kicked this big rock many years before on a visit to Samyeling. They found it and dug it out, placing it where it now stands. During our retreat one of the footprints was visible, but by the end two were visible. Gyamtso-La put butter on them and they became clearer. Big blessings and a magical thing. If I have made any mistakes in retelling the story, sorry, just how I recall it.

Tony Chodrak

84000 at Karmapa’s Berlin Visit

Contributing writer: Casey A. Kemp During H.H. Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s first visit to Europe, 84000 was honored to have an information table at his teachings in Berlin, June 5th-8th, 2014. The four-day program, with over 1,500 people in attendance each day, was a packed schedule of teachings given by H.H. Karmapa that included talks on mind training, environmental sustainability and a special event for youth. 84000 volunteer team at work. Photo: Julia Homilius Many visitors to 84000’s table had not heard about the project, but when they were told of its mission to translate the words of the Buddha into modern languages and to support translators of Buddhist literature, there was unanimous support. People were particularly inspired when they learned about the fast progress that 84000 is making in translating the Tibetan Kangyur into English. Several people mentioned that it may be the most important current project to sustain Dharma globally. One volunteer, who also translates for 84…

Chamling gets central assurances on Rumtek Karmapa (Kalimpong News)


SNS, Gangtok, 18 July 2014: Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has managed to extract assurances from the Central government on the Rumtek Karmapa issue. After a meeting with Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari and minister of state Prakash in New Delhi on Wednesday, Mr Singh assured the CM that they would consider the Karmapa issue on positive light at the earliest, according to a press release issued by the state government here today.
In the meeting with Mr Singh, Mr Chamling reiterated some issues of the state still pending with the centre, such as the demand for reservation of Limboo-Tamang seats in the Legislative Assembly and granting permission to the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje to take “his seat” at the Rumtek Monastery, and inclusion of “left-out” ethnic sikkimese Nepali communities in the Schedule Tribe list. Apprising the Union finance minister, Arun Jaitley, of the fiscal position of the state, Mr Chamling handed over a memorandum, r…

Selected Articles

The Qualities of the Gyalwa Karmapa by Tai Situ Rinpoche1999/11/9
Teaching on His Holiness Karmapa by Kenpo Karthar Rinpoche1999/2/20
The 1st Karmapa
Early Karmapa with FootprintsbyRubin Museum
The Lifestory of Düsum Khyenpaby Ringu Tulku Rinpoche2011/4/12

The 16th Karmapa
Retrospective of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa's visits to America (Shambhala)by Acharya Jeremy Hayward1974