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How to Use Meditation as a Source of Inner Peace (Podcast Episode #008)

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Today’s podcast episode is a special two hour event from the Karmapa’s recent trip to Europe.In this wonderful teaching, the Gyalwang Karmapa discusses how to use meditation to develop inner peace and contentment in a modern, fast-paced world.In the second session (which starts at the 1 hour mark), the Karmapa goes on to discuss his own life experience as a child in Tibet and, after being recognized as the Karmapa, how he himself has used meditation in his own daily activities and life events.The session finishes with a wonderful Question and Answer session where the Karmapa touches on many important topics to do with Buddhist practice and modern life in general.You can get the podcasthere on iTunesor simply download the episode right here. Please make sure you subscribe in iTunes to be notified of new episodes.Tibetan with English Translation.

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Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the 17th Karmapa

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To once again in cool groves spread.
清涼淨地正法統,
The ways of True Dharma, you donned strong armor
再弘鎧甲穿戴者,
And for that sake intentionally took birth
利眾自在而降生,
May Ogyen Trinle Dorje live long!
鄔金欽列多傑祈長壽。
While remember all the resolve and activity of the protector, the Thrangu Tulku made this one-pointed.
憶念怙主的悲願事業,名為創古祖古者,專一祈請,願如是成就。

Thanksgiving Takes Many Forms

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June 25, 2016 – Delhi, India.The final evening of the Delhi teachings saw a festive dinner to celebrate the four days of teachings and express thanks to all who had made the event possible. To the sound of applause, the Gyalwang Karmapa entered the dining hall through the garden door and took his seat at the central table. The Chairperson of the Karmapa Khyenno Foundation (KKF), Lama Dawa, gave heartfelt thanks to all who had helped, starting with His Holiness who bestowed his compassionate blessing, and including all the members of the sixteen Dharma centers who worked very hard night and day and in great harmony, leaving behind a sense of separation between self and other.A slide show depicted the Dharma activities of KKF, including sponsoring teachings, setting up medical camps, and tree planting. Then a series of classic Chinese figures in brilliant brocades and bright masks moved through the audience to the stage. Of the three old men with long beards, the one carrying a peach re…

A Thousand Arms and a Thousand Eyes of Compassion

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June 25, 2016 – Delhi, India.The focal point of the spacious hall has become the tall, radiant thangka of a brilliant white Avalokitsehvara with 1000 arms and 1000 eyes. Right beneath it is the Karmapa’s throne and to stage right, wood screens have been placed in front of the altar where the Karmapa would perform his preparations for this empowerment. In the middle of a procession, he entered the hall from the back door, walking down the long main aisle as monks led the way with incense. While disciples chanted Om Mani Padme Hung and Karma Khyenno, the sound of Karmapa’s bell rang through their voices from behind the screens.After he finished and took his seat on the throne, a mandala was offered. Soon the Karmapa paused during the ceremony to explain the vows to come. There are two ways to go for refuge, he said. Taking refuge alone is to foster our faith, but when we speak of the vow of refuge, that involves a commitment to be kept and precepts to follow, so we have to prepare ourse…

Karmapa Begins Teachings in Delhi at Request of Hong Kong Chinese Buddhists - Voice of America

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Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje began a 4-day teaching to around 500 Hong Kong based Chinese Buddhists at Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi on June 22, 2016. The first day teaching was on "Life & Death" followed by other teachings on "Love & Compassion", "Making Choices With Wisdom", and "108 Green Solutions in Our Daily Life". Karmapa will also confer "Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara" initiation on the last day of the teaching on June 25, 2016. The teaching program was organized jointly by 13 Karma Kagyu Dharma Centers from Hong Kong led by the Karmapa Khyenno Foundation (KKF) in Hong Kong.
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Thinking Beyond Ourselves

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June 24, 2016 – New Delhi, India.In the twenty-first century, the issue of the environment presents the greatest difficulty we face. If we do not deal with it well, it will become an immense problem for the next generation. Scientists have done a lot of research and gathered extensive data but this alone is not enough to change people’s minds. The information is stored in our brains but does not reach our hearts or minds to alter them. Knowledge alone is not enough: we must allow it to change the way we think.The situation with smoking is similar. Everyone knows that it is dangerous to their health, and cigarette packages even have warnings printed on them, but that is not enough to break the habit of smoking. Having put a warning on the package, the cigarette companies do not feel responsible to do anything further. Their interest lies in promoting their own business, not in protecting people’s health.To bring about change in the way we relate to the environment, it is important that…

How to Make Wise Choices

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June 23, 2016 – New DelhiContinuing a thought from this morning’s teaching on love and compassion, the Karmapa noted that all people are born with the innate capacity to love. In a few minutes children can make friends with someone they do not know. As people age, however, they learn more, become more one-sided, have greater attachment to those close and hatred toward those farther away, and their innate, loving thoughts toward others decline. This morning’s topic, he notes, complements this afternoon’s topic of wisdom; it is often said that compassion and wisdom are two parts of a whole. The aspect of wisdom, however, is more difficult and deeper than the aspect of compassion.When we are making wise choices between virtue and non-virtue or what has faults and what does not, the point of view we hold is important since it forms the basis for how we choose. Of the many different viewpoints, no self (or selflessness) and emptiness are the basic or foundational ones. These two can explai…

Love and Compassion: Transforming our Relationships for the Better

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June 23, 2016 – New Delhi.

In the second of his four talks, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa explored what Buddhists mean by the terms love and compassion and how they can be enacted in daily life.He began with two warnings. Most scientists these days maintain that everyone has the capacity for empathy and they describe compassion as hard-wired into human beings. However, it seems that caring for others is something we can turn on and off, so that our empathy decreases and our compassion becomes latent rather than manifest.Secondly, the development of our potential for compassion depends heavily on our environment. Using language acquisition as an analogy, His Holiness spoke of children abandoned in the jungle: though they have the innate human capacity to develop language, without exposure to a language, they never learn to speak. Similarly, the home environment is crucial in the development of a child’s capacity to love and care for others. Frequently hearing the word love leaves a …

The Gyalwang Karmapa Reflects on the Cycles of Life

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June 22, 2016 – New Delhi, IndiaIn celebration of HH the Gyalwang Karmapa’s 31st birthday, the Karmapa Khyenno Foundation has requested him to give four days of teachings and an empowerment in New Delhi, India, from June 22 to 25. Karmapa Khyenno Foundation was founded in 2008 under the auspices of His Holiness and his Office of Administration, the Tsurphu Labrang. As a non-profit, charitable organization in Hong Kong, the Foundation seeks to support the aspirations of His Holiness for the wellbeing and happiness of this world through making Dharma teachings available and compassionate engagement in social and environmental activities.With this motivation in mind, Lama Dawa—the chairperson of the Foundation, which coordinated the efforts of 13 Dharma centers in Hong Kong—worked with the Karmapa to set up a series of teachings in harmony with their goals. They decided on the overarching title of the seminar as Compassion in Action, and the four talks would create a path from compassion…

Live Webcast Announcement: Compassion in Action - Delhi 2016

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Webcast Link:
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Compassion in ActionIndian TimeDelhi, India   -   June 22  15:00 - 17:00• Teaching -Life and Death /La vida y la muerteDelhi, India   -   June 23  10:00 - 12:00• Teaching -Love and Compassion / El amor y la compasiónLunch Break  15:00 - 17:00• Teaching - Intelligent Choices / tomar decisiones inteligentementeDelhi, India   -   June 24  10:00 - 12:00• Teaching - 108 Green Solutions in Our Life / 108 soluciones ecológicas para nuestra vida cotidianaDelhi, India   -   June 25  10:00 - 12:00• Empowerment of 1000 Armed Avalokitehshvara / Empoderamiento de Avalokiteshvara de mil brazos