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SC gives 4 weeks to HP over Karmapa’s plea - The Tribune

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Posted at: Sep 29 2015 12:37AMMONEY LAUNDERING CASE




Legal Correspondent New Delhi, September 28
The Supreme Court today granted four-week time to the Himachal Government for responding to 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee’s plea for quashing the criminal proceedings against him in a case of money laundering and illegal land deal.
A Bench comprising Justices MB Lokur and SA Bobde passed an order on the state counsel’s plea for time to consult and take instructions from the state government.
On August 25, the SC effectively stalled the criminal proceedings against the Karmapa by staying the HP High Court order, allowing his prosecution. A trial court in Una had dropped the charges against the Karmapa on May 21, 2012, but the HC quashed it on July 8 this year and directed holding of trial.
The SC also issued notice to the state government on August 25, seeking its response to the Karmapa’s plea for setting aside the HC ruling.
The Karmapa along with others was charged under various sections of …

Farewell Statement of the Organizers | Karmapa in Europe 2015

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Kamalashila Institut, Langenfeld14. September 2015, 19:58




The main message of the Karmapa’s European visit in August and September 2015 was how to integrate spirituality into everyday life. Since we are living in a world that is becoming smaller while our lives become more and more interconnected, we have to find ways to take more responsibility for our surroundings and to create better conditions in general for a peaceful and harmonious co-existence. This universal task, the basis of which is the cultivation of a clear vision and a good heart, was the focus of all of His Holiness’  teachings and talks, especially with reference to the current dramatic refugee situation in Europe.  Again and again the Karmapa emphasized, that  the aim of practising the Dharma – the Buddha’s teachings – is not to become better or more special then others, but to become a better human being, a person who actively helps increase the happiness and well-being of all sentient beings. Love, Compassion, Rejoici…

His Holiness the Karmapa returns to India after 3 weeks visit to Germany | Karmapa in Europe 2015

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12 SEPTEMBER, 2015- byRINGU TULKU RINPOCHE


His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje has now completed his three week visit to Germany and returned to India by Indian Airlines on the evening of 12th September 2015. He was seen off at Frankfurt airport by Mr. Ngodup Dorji, Tibetan Representative for Central and Eastern Europe, Mr. Horst Rauprich, President, Karma Kagyu Community in Germany and Ven. Ringu Tulku, President, Karmapa Foundation Europe. During this visit the Karmapa taught for four days in Bonn at the Maritim Hotel to about 2000 devotees coming from all over Europe and also from America, Asia and Australia. The teachings were also webcast and seen by many more thousands of people all over the world. The daily reports, photos and recorded teachings reached over 100,000 people online worldwide. His Holiness visited various Dharma Centres such as KamalashilaHalschiedKarma Tengye Ling and Bodhicharya Berlin and gave teachings and guidance on how to practice Dharma in …

Nurturing Compassion - Karmapa Foundation Europe

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Teachings from the First Visit to Europe
The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje


In this series of teachings given during his first-ever visit to Europe, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, provided a stunning demonstration of what it means to live and teach with an open heart. The Karmapa shared his own life experiences and the feelings they awakened in him, reflecting on his own process of finding meaning in life. Even though he was addressing massive audiences in convention centres, the youthful Buddhist leader spoke as if conversing with close friends. The result is heart-based and comes direct with the freshness of experience. The teachings contained in this book issue a clarion call, urging us each to find the meaning of our own life as we take up the responsibility for the world we all live in. To do so, the Karmapa assures us, we need only nurture the seeds of compassion that we all have within us. “Actually, you are the Buddha. Not such an effective buddha, perhaps…

His Holiness’ Heart Advice at Bodhicharya Berlin | Karmapa in Europe 2015

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The Karmapa visits the Bodhicharya center in Berlin


Bodhicharya Centre, Berlin, Germany–6th September, 2015 | More than 350 people comprising representatives of Bodhicharya centres across Europe, members and supporters of the Berlin centre, and invited guests crowded into the main shrine room to greet the 17th Karmapa on this his final teaching engagement during his second visit to Europe. A distant sound of Tibetan gyalinannounced his arrival at the centre. His Holiness was greeted at the gates to the centre by its founder Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, who escorted him along the brick path through the buildings, preceded by a boy and a girl scattering flower petals. After planting a tree in the garden, His Holiness made his way to the shrine room. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche welcomed the 17th Karmapa once more to Bodhicharya Berlin and confessed, “We didn’t make any progress with the building, but,” he continued, “we are determined to work for the people here and for the Dharma.” He highlighted in pa…

KARMAPA • MUD & GOLD (a Heart Advice given at Bodhicharya Berlin)

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His Holiness the 17th Karmapa: "Mud & Gold", a Heart Advice given at Bodhicharya, Berlin, Germany, 6th September 2015: "This seems to be a good occasion to insert an example, to illustrate what I want to say, and I want to take it from an old story. The old story says: 'Once upon a time', you know…
It is about a dialogue between Gold and Mud. The Gold speaks to Mud and says: “look at me, how shiny and nice I’m looking, sparkling and immaculate. And you, what’s your value, after all? You look so dirty, so muddy, you’re stinky, filthy, and, at all times, discusting. What do you have to say?” The Mud says: “Well, maybe it's not so bad after all. You know, out of myself, lotus flowers are growing. And you, have you ever born a lotus flower? And also a lot of vegetables are growing nicely, right out of myself. A lot of mushrooms and life is nurtured, and I gain strength just out of myself. What do you have to say?” And as the story reports, Gold didn’t know how …

The Commonality of Human Beings - 17th Karmapa Visits Karma Tengyal Ling Institute | Karmapa in Europe 2015

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17th Karmapa Visits Karma Tengyal Ling Institute

Menz, Germany–5th September, 2015 | Prior to his first journey to Europe in May 2014, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje expressed his aspiration that he could continue the work begun by his predecessor, the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. On Friday, during his second journey to Europe, the Karmapa was finally able to visit a Karma Kagyu Buddhist centre 70 km northwest of Berlin, Karma Tengyal Ling, which was given its name by the 16th Karmapa in 1977. The Karmapa, who first heard of the centre while he was still a young boy in Tibet, spent several hours there.

He first visited members and supporters in the shrine room and then had a tour of the site before enjoying a specially prepared lunch. There was a humorous moment when he mounted the throne and, because of the lower ceiling, his head touched the frieze parasol. The Karmapa laughed, sat down and began to lead the prayers. Horst Brumm, the director and founder of Karma Tengyal …

Departure to Berlin on Friday September 4th | Karmapa in Europe 2015

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Have a good trip, Your Holiness! :) Thank you for the wonderful time at the Kamalashila Institut! We hope to welcome you soon again! May you have a great time in Berlin as well! :)


H.H. Karmapa: Vegetarianism, Online Education and Nuns’ Ordination - Wisdom Publications

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Posted September 3, 2015




For our debut episode, Daniel travels to Dharamsala, India, to interview His Holiness the Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. His Holiness talks about the efficacy of listening to Dharma classes, receiving empowerments, and taking ordination vows online, touching on the differences between Tibetan and traditional Western education and how each benefits from dialogue with the other.

He further shares some thoughts on how Western Dharma centers could be improved; he talks about vegetarianism, including anecdotes from his own and his previous emanations’ experiences with vegetarianism; and he discusses his recent involvement planning to re-establish the tradition of full ordination for Tibetan Buddhist nuns.
http://media.blubrry.com/wisdom_podcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/wisdommedia/WP01-Karmapa.mp3
http://learn.wisdompubs.org/podcast/karmapa-vegetarianism-online-education-nuns-ordination/

Final Day & Farewell Evening at Kamalashila | Karmapa in Europe 2015

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Kamalashila Institute, Langenfeld–3th September, 2015 | In a short farewell ceremony for staff and volunteers in the shrine room at the Kamalashila Institute, the 17th Karmapa thanked everybody on behalf of himself and his entourage. Christof, the German translator, was ready and waiting, but His Holiness light-heartedly grabbed both microphones in his hands and began speaking directly in English. “On the last day here at Kamalashila, I want to say to the lamas, the staff and the volunteers, I deeply appreciate your hard work, and your sincere motivation. We all feel very happy and have enjoyed being in Kamalashila, and we look forward to seeing you again.” The resident lama, Lama Kelsang, and Horst Rauprich, President of the German Karma Kagyu Gemeinschaft, also gave short speeches of thanks to His Holiness and his staff. “Please come again and again. Please come every year if possible,” was their heartfelt request. Afterwards, there was a small party on the patio outside the centre’s ca…

HH Karmapa to visit Bodhicharya Berlin | Karmapa in Europe 2015

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HH Karmapa will once again visit Bodhicharya Berlinthis coming Sunday (6th September 2015). His Holiness will give a brief teaching for this special occasion entitled “Heart Advice”. Although the event itself is not open to the public (as space is limited) it will be webcast live on the Kagyu Office webcast page here:http://kagyuoffice.org/webcast/ The event begins at 10:00am (CET) http://bodhicharya.org/blog/hh-karmapa-to-visit-bodhicharya-berlin/

The Karmapa visits Halscheid Retreat Center | Karmapa in Europe 2015

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Karma Tekchen Yi Ong Ling Retreat Centre Halscheid – 2nd September, 2015 |On Wednesday afternoon, the 17th Karmapa made his first visit to Halscheid to bless Karma Tekchen Yi Ong Ling retreat centre. Situated just outside the small village of Halscheid in the Windeck region of Germany, the centre is run by the German Karma Kagyu Gemeinschaft under the spiritual guidance of the Karmapa’s senior tutor, the Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. Although two traditional three-year retreats have been completed at Halscheid, the main focus of the centre’s work these days is to offer a variety of short and long-term retreats, so that laypeople with work and family responsibilities may benefit. In readiness, the centre had been decorated with newly-hung prayer flags and the eight auspicious symbols had been painted on the gravel path. As His Holiness’ car approached, Lama Kunga Dorje, the Retreat Master, stepped forward to welcome him. Sixty people, retreatants past and present, sponsors and fri…