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How to practice meditation in your busy life: View the world as your cave

Meditation Practice: View the world as your cave

The following post, “Staying in My Cave” by Mitra Lee Worley, is part of a series by Nalandabodhi Mitras on American Buddhism. What does it mean to practice the discipline of meditation, when your kids or your co-workers are driving you nuts? When you keep making mistakes? If you can’t get away to a cave, how […]

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche teaches at Omega Institute

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche teaches at Omega Institute this October during “Compassion, Forgiveness & Resilience: A Buddhist Approach to Finding Strength Through Right Action,” along with David Kaczynski, brother of the “Unabomber,” and author Michaela Haas.

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His Holiness Karmapa in Seattle: A Call to Compassionate Action

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Youth leaders from organizations dedicated to social justice and compassionate action joined His Holiness on stage at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall. On the unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon of May 9, over 1600 people stood in line at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall in anticipation of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s final public teaching on […]

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Youth leaders in dialogue with HH Karmapa at Seattle Center, May 9

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Youth leaders to engage in dialogue with HH Karmapa at Seattle Center, May 9th. Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, May 9, 2-4pm: This afternoon session will feature a talk by His Holiness Karmapa: “A Call to Compassionate Action,” and a panel discussion with the Karmapa and Seattle area youth leaders working for social justice. Diane Gregorio, […]

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At his North American seat, HH Karmapa confers blessings and teachings

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His Holiness Karmapa recently gave a series of teachings to the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra community in Woodstock, New York. On April 17th, HH Karmapa arrived at KTD Monastery, his North American seat established by the 16th Karmapa over 30 years ago. Upon his arrival HH Karmapa made prayers and gave blessings to the attendees. The […]

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HH Karmapa on joining the heart and mind in Manhattan

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During his recent visit to New York City, His Holiness Karmapa met with the New York Tibetan community, visited the Rubin Museum of Art, viewed a modern Tibetan art exhibit, and attended a poetry reading at the Lhatse library. On his final evening in Manhattan on April 14th, HH Karmapa gave a teaching on “Joining […]

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With love to the Karmapa, offerings in honor of his return to Seattle

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Have you ever wished for the opportunity to offer a gift, to share a meal, or to arrange a bouquet of flowers for His Holiness Karmapa? What if we could offer that opportunity, would you take it? Wherever you are in the world, we ask for your help to let friends and well-wishers know they […]

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The 17th Karmapa teaches meditation for the West

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On April 4th, His Holiness Karmapa visited Karma Thegsum Chöling-New Jersey (KTC-NJ) in southern New Jersey. HH Karmapa taught meditation methods and practiced shamatha together with a gathering of over 700 attendees, before conferring an empowerment for Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom. During this teaching, HH Karmapa emphasized the personal experience of meditation and warned about Buddhist practice being used for commercial or stress-reduction purposes.

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on Awakening 24/7

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In May 2013, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche was winding up his tour of the Northeastern US. In these closing remarks Rinpoche reminds us that our chance for awakening is always right here and now. Enjoy the video!

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His Holiness Karmapa Speaks at Harvard

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Many thousands throughout the world, both Buddhists and non-Buddhists, respect and revere His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa as one of the most important spiritual leaders of our time. Fortunately, the organizers of Karmapa America 2015 Tour have been posting recorded webcasts of His Holiness’ teachings along the way! Here is the talk given on March 26th by HH Karmapa at the request of Harvard Divinity School: “Caring for Life on Earth in the Twenty-first Century.”

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