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The 1st Megazine of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

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第一本介紹第十七世大寶法王 嘉華噶瑪巴 鄔金欽列多傑 的雜誌由尼泊爾 噶瑪列些林佛學院 在1992年初版發行1000 本,1994年再版印製 1500 本,2014年第三次印製 20000本. The 1st Magazine of the H.H. 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, published by Nepal Karma Leksheyling Institute. First edition 1000 copies 1992, Second edition 1500 copies 1994, Third edition 20000 copies 2014.

The Karma Lekshey Ling School has published this charming picture book about the early years of His Holiness the XVII Gyalwang Karmapa's life, from the details of his search and discovery through 1992. Large and colorful photos with commentary are supplemented with a concise biography of the Karmapa's early years. This book provides an pleasurable introduction to the Karmapa's life, valuable for reference on an ongoing basis. 


At Special IBC Event, Karmapa Teaches On Milarepa’s Songs of Awakening

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(27 October, 2014 – Delhi) His Holiness the 17th Karmapa was chief speaker at an all-day symposium on the songs of awakening of Milarepa, Tibet’s most widely revered “yogin par excellence,” as he was described during the event. The day’s exploration of Milarepa’s poetic works was co-hosted by the International Buddhist Confederation and the Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters. It served as an extension of IBC’s event on Milarepa earlier this year IBC’s event on Milarepa, at which His Holiness the Karmapa had delivered teachings on the life of Milarepa. The Gyalwang Karmapa prefaced his discourse on the songs of Milarepa by chanting homages to Buddha Shakyamuni and to Milarepa himself. He noted that the organizers had requested that he discuss the poetic style of Milarepa’s songs of awakening, yet claimed that he himself was not sufficiently learned in the art of poetics to deliver such a discourse. However, as someone who had a long personal connection to the songs of M…

Karmapa Rinpoche Graces Delek Hospital’s Founding Anniversary (CTA)

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October 22, 2014 4:49 pm


DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Karmapa Rinpoche today graced the 43rd founding anniversary of Tibetan Delek hospital at Gangchen Kyishong. The ceremony is also being marked as part of the ’2014 – Year of His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama’ announced by the 14th Kashag. The ceremony was attended by Tibetan justice commissioners, members of the Tibetan Parliament and the respective Kalons and secretaries of the various departments of the Central Tibetan Administration. A new residence for the doctors of Delek hospital was also inaugurated on the occasion. Addressing the ceremony, His Holiness the Karmapa Rinpoche acknowledged the crucial public  service performed by the hospital in catering to the healthcare needs of the Tibetan community. He said: “ I am glad to be here today to mark ’2014 – Year of His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama’ and the 43rd founding anniversary of Delek hospital. The healthcare services provided by Delek Hospital are really commendabl…

Karmapa Receives Tilokpur Nuns Upon Completion of Three-Day Training

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(19 October, 2014 – Dharamsala) The Gyalwang Karmapa met with a group of nuns from Tilokpur Nunnery upon their completion of a three-day training workshop in confidence-building, management skills and gender awareness. The training was provided by Jagori, a highly-respected local organization committed to women’s empowerment, and was organized for the nuns by the Kun Kyong Charitable Trust, of which His Holiness the Karmapa is primary patron. Reporting to the Gyalwang Karmapa at the close of the three days, the senior Tilokpur nun Wangchuk Palmo observed that as the nunnery has grown, the nuns have recognized that they need to develop skills and confidence to allow them to interact more effectively with the wider community. She explained that the three-day training workshop had given them a clearer grasp of the issues involved in establishing gender equality, which is increasingly being discussed in Tibetan society nowadays. She said that this had inspired the nuns to imagine that they…

Strengthening Ties to Tibetan Youth, Karmapa Presides over School Event

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(18 October, 2014 – Gopalpur) His Holiness the Karmapa spent the day as chief guest of the Tibetan SOS Children’s Village in Gopalpur, northern India, during its 16th Annual Sport’s Day. Along with officially inaugurating the daylong event, the Gyalwang Karmapa was requested by the organizers to deliver an address to the students as part of the event’s opening ceremony. His Holiness the Karmapa recalled that he had already visited the Gopalpur TCV school several times in the past, and expressed his contentment at the current opportunity to continue cultivating his connection to the school. He described the athletic day as a joyful event and added, “sports may appear to be a matter of idle play, but actually it can have significance on many levels.” The inclusion of athletics in the educational curriculum of TCV schools offers an opportunity for students to enhance their physical fitness while engaging in play. This helps ensure that the school experience is enjoyable for students, he o…