Nalandawest - Karmapa Seattle 2015

We are honored to host His Holiness the 17th Karmapa during the Seattle portion of His Holiness’ Spring tour in the United States,  May 5 – 11, 2015.
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, heads the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. He guides millions of Buddhists around the world. At the age of fourteen, he made a dramatic escape from Tibet to India to be near His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his own lineage teachers. Currently 29 years old, the Karmapa createdan eco-monastic movement with over 55 monasteries
across the Himalayan region acting as centers of green activism. He recently announced plans to establish full ordination for women, a step that will change the future of Tibetan Buddhism. His latest book, The Heartis Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out, is based on his interactions with American university students. Learn more about HH the 17th Karmapa. There will be public teachings in Seattle on Saturday, May 9, 2015. 
The teaching topic and venue have not yet been finalized, but we anticipate that there will be two teaching sessions on Saturday, May 9: 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Please save the date!
Advance ticketing is required, so please stay tuned for announcements regarding when tickets will go on sale, around the beginning of April.  Official announcements will only be made on our websites: and

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We look forward to sharing this wonderful time — Karmapa Seattle 2015 — with old friends and new!
 Nalanda West is run by volunteers of Nalandabodhi, a Buddhist community under the direction of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. 


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