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India has helped me develop my spiritual powers including patience: Karmapa - The Financial Express

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India has been a special place for him and the Karmapa says it has helped him personally gain in many ways particularly in developing his spiritual powers including patience.By:  | New De | Published: April 23, 2017


India has been a special place for him and the Karmapa says it has helped him personally gain in many ways particularly in developing his spiritual powers including patience. "Particularly for Tibetan people, India is a very special country. Many of them have fled to India from Tibet. So for all Tibetan people, India really occupies a special place in our hearts," he says.

"It has been 17 years since I myself came to India. Personally, during this period, there have been some difficult times. But since I came, India has helped me develop my spiritual powers including patience," Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, told PTI in an interview.

The spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism has come up with a book "Interconnected: E…

We need an 'innernet' along with the internet: Karmapa - Business Standard

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IANS  |  New DelhiApril 23, 2017 



The internet has brought people closer to each other but also needed is an "innernet" to make us feel our inter-connectedness inwardly too, Tibetan spiritual leader, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, said on Sunday.

"The information age makes us highly aware of our interconnectedness and the internet allows us to see how much we depend on one another. But we also need to have an innernet -- not just a connection on a material or outer level. We need to be able to feel our connectedness inwardly," said the Karmapa at the release of his new book "Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society".

The book, which came out of a month-long dialogue with a group of students from the University of Redlands, California, who travelled to Dharamsala to learn from him, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, outlines his vision for a global society that truly reflects the interdependence that is now becoming widely recognised and s…

The Karmapa’s New Book Advocates Change To Create a Global Society that Embraces our Interdependence - The Sikkim Tribune

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TST Report 

New Delhi/Gangtok, 22 April: His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s new book, Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society, was released today in India at a special event at the Habitat Centre in Delhi, by Simon and Schuster India/Wisdom Publications. In this book, the Karmapa outlines his vision for a global society that truly reflects the interdependence that is now becoming widely recognized, and shows a way forward to enacting that vision. The Karmapa is an influential voice in the new generation of thought leaders and spiritual head of one of the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, which has been working with the notion of interdependence for many centuries.

Despite polarizing forces that would seek to erect barriers and deny our connectedness, global economic integration and information technology are making our interdependence increasingly direct and undeniable. Within this historical moment, the Karmapa argues that we must not retreat behind wall…

Tibetan monk’s marriage to friend reignites tussle over claim to the Karmapa title - Hindustan Times

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Apr 20, 2017
Probir Pramanik 
Hindustan Times, Rumtek, Sikkim





Marriages, they say, are made in heaven. But ever since Thinley Thaye Dorje abandoned his monkhood to marry his childhood friend last month, the much-publicised wedding plunged the normally idyllic state of Sikkim bordering China into rare disquiet.

Dorje is one of the three claimants to the position of Karmapa — the religious head of the Tibetan Buddhist sect of Karma Kagyu. An official anointment of a Karmapa has been long held up over differences between India and China, already at loggerheads over festering border disputes and diplomatic tensions.

But Dorje’s marriage has emboldened supporters of one of his rival claimants to raise the pitch and demand that New Delhi recognise Ugyen Trinley Dorje as the 17th Karmapa.

For the past nine months, monks of the famous Rumtek monastery, 24km from Sikkim’s capital Gangtok, have been holding a relay hunger strike in support of Trinley Dorje. Thaye Dorje’s marriage has now prompted the…

LONDON TEACHINGS TICKET ALERT

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Tickets for the London teachings of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje will go on sale this SATURDAY 22nd APRIL at 9AM GMT via eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/his-holiness-the-17th-gyalwang-karmapa-ogyen-trinley-dorje-uk-visit-2017-tickets-32649241761

Please note: This URL will not be live until the tickets go on sale.

The teachings schedule can be found here:
http://karmapavisituk.com/home/

Ticket prices are as follows (incl of VAT), and differ relative to the distance from the stage. Seating is all on one level and conference style:

Ticket Prices:
Red: £200 per day including a vegetarian buffet lunch
Orange: £75 per day
Blue: £50 per day
Purple: £50 per day accessible seating

SAT 27th MAY 2017: TICKETS ON SALE NOW

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, will bestow a Long Life Empowerment on Saturday 27th May in the afternoon. For further information and to purchase tickets please click here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hh-17th-gyalwang-…

How to Train Your Mind Throughout the Day (Podcast Episode #013)

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Today’s podcast episode is a very special two-part teaching from the Gyalwang Karmapa on the famous text known as the 8 Verses of Mind Trainingby the the renowned historical master, Geshe Langri Tangpa. This particular text contains just eight verses on how we can live a meaningful life that is beneficial to both ourselves and others. For example, the Karmapa explains why we should consider other sentient beings as being more important than ourselves: “Why are sentient beings so valuable? Because in order to achieve awakening we need bodhicitta, and in order to generate bodhicitta we need compassion. And because compassion must be generated with respect to sentient beings, sentient beings are infinitely precious and necessary for our awakening.” This teaching contains many simple and practical tips for how to live a purposeful life, and how to deal with suffering and hardship in a way that transforms our being without weighing us down. You can get the podcast here on iTunes or simply down…

His Holiness Karmapa's UK Tour Schedule 2017

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Please note: Overseas visits will be finalised and confirmed only after obtaining all the necessary clearances.

Visit to the United Kingdom in May

 Public Teachings & Empowerment on Saturday 20th of May – Sunday 21st of May

On Saturday, His Holiness will teach on the 8 Verses of Training the Mind across two session in the morning and one session in the evening. On Sunday, His Holiness will continue his teachings on the 8 Verses of Training the Mind in the morning, and then in the evening he will bestow the Chenrezig Empowerment.

Tickets: http://karmapavisituk.com/home/
Location: London Hilton Hotel 22 Park Lane London W1K 1BE

Visit to the Tibetan Peace Garden – Monday 22nd of May

On Monday morning, His Holiness will visit the Tibetan Peace Garden in London.

Visit to Parliament – Tuesday 23rd of May

On Tuesday evening, His Holiness will give an Address to British Parliamentarians as chaired by Tim Loughton, M.P. and hosted by Tibet Society.

Seminars on the 24th of May

On Wednesday morning, Hi…

An Amazing Story: Finding the Reincarnation of Tenga Rinpoche, Part 3

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Editors note: This text was done by Michele Martin who conducted interviews with Tempa Yarphel, the search team and others. Mrs. Michele Martin allowed us to use it for our website. We are very happy about her generous offer and like to express our deep gratitude. Thanks a lot!

An Amazing Story: Finding the Reincarnation of Tenga Rinpoche Part 3

by Michele Martin, Tergar Monastery, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, March 21, 2017.




Meanwhile in Kathmandu, the General Secretary spoke with Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche to let him know that he was going to Bodh Gaya to spend Gutor (days of Mahakala practice before the New Year) and Losar (New Year) of 2017 at Tergar Monastery with His Holiness. “What shall I say to His Holiness about the yangsi?” he asked. Nyenpa Rinpoche replied, “Don’t say anything at all about the yangsi. It’s best to keep quiet. His Holiness knows who you are. If he wishes to say something, he will. If not, then come back.”

So the General Secretary followed his plans and went to Bodh Gay…

An Amazing Story: Finding the Reincarnation of Tenga Rinpoche, Part 2

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Editors note: This text was done by Michele Martin who conducted interviews with Tempa Yarphel, the search team and others. Mrs. Michele Martin allowed us to use it for our website. We are very happy about her generous offer and like to express our deep gratitude. Thanks a lot!An Amazing Story: Finding the Reincarnation of Tenga Rinpoche Part 2

An Amazing Story: Finding the Reincarnation of Tenga Rinpoche Part 2

by Michele Martin, Tergar Monastery, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, March 21, 2017.

The second time that His Holiness gave them information about the yangsi was during these ceremonies at Vajra Vidya Institute. The Karmapa arrived here on March 20, 2016 from Bodh Gaya, and on March 21, 2016, he began the three days of pujas in the radiant shrine hall of the Institute.

Two special altars had been beautifully arranged by the Karmapa himself: one for the Guru Yoga of Karma Pakshi in the morning and another for the practice of the Five Tseringma sisters in the afternoon. Said to reside in t…

An Amazing Story: Finding the Reincarnation of Tenga Rinpoche Part 1

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Editors note: This text was done by Michele Martin who conducted interviews with Tempa Yarphel, the search team and others. Mrs. Michele Martin allowed us to use it for our website. We are very happy about her generous offer and like to express our deep gratitude. Thanks a lot!

An Amazing Story: Finding the Reincarnation of Tengan Rinpoche - Part 1

by Michele Martin, Tergar Monastery, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, March 21, 2017.

 Ever since he passed away on March 30, 2012, finding Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche’s reincarnation (yangsi) has been awaited with great hope and deep devotion, especially in the Karma Kamtsang lineage. Before founding Benchen Monastery in Nepal, he was the ritual master for HH the Sixteenth Karmapa and famous for his detailed knowledge of vajrayana ceremonies.

When traveling in Germany, the Gyalwang Karmapa spoke about Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche on August 30, 2015: “While here in Germany, I had the opportunity to meet briefly with many students of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche and share …