Showing posts from January, 2007

Official Notice from the Karmapa's Office of Administration (Jan. 12, 2007)

Faxed notification letter from Office of the Karmapa's Administration in English and Tibetan

"When His Holiness Karmapa was in Bodhgaya, India, recently, he was approached by Tulku Chökyi Nyima, from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Nepal, who requested His Holiness Karmapa to meet with His Eminence Shamar Rinpoche. His Holiness accepted this request. "Pursuant to this request, His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje, granted an audience to Shamar Rinpoche. The audience was held at 10 AM on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, in His Holiness’s room at the Oberoi Intercontinental Hotel in Delhi, India. "No substantive issues were addressed or discussed during the audience." -- From the General Secretary of the Karmapa’s Office of Administration
January 12, 2007

HH Karmapa - Thousand armed Avalokitesvara empowerment(Tibetan/English/Chinese)

Tegar Monastery, Bodhgaya

Teaching on Not Eating Meat by His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

The 17th Karmapa's Talk on Vegetarianism / Not-Eating- Meat; as Translated Simultaneously, by RinguTulkuRinpoche: January 3rd, Full Moon Day,Bodhgaya India, during the 24th annual Great KagyuMonlam, 2007

Editor's note: This is a transcript of a talk that the XVII Karmapa gave. Caution: There are some inevitable omissions and/or mistakes contained within, inherent with simultaneous translation into multiple languages over a staticky FM channel. Because this is such an important talk, KagyuMonlamInternational, through Lama Chodrak, is requesting a thorough retranslation which may be posted here as soon as it become available.]  Reprinted with much gratitude from the KagyuMonlam Website

Since I have about a half an hour, I wanted to talk about being vegetarian. It's not easy to talk too much about being vegetarian, to give up meat eating. I think it's very important to know how to think about eating meat and how to put it into practice. Now I should start to talk because thi…