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The 17th Karmapa focuses on environment during visit to Yale University


His Holiness Karmapa focused on the environment during his recent visit to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. On April 7th, HH Karmapa met with students from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and gave an afternoon Chubb Fellow lecture on “Compassion in Action: Buddhism and the Environment”. As a child living in a rural […]

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HH Karmapa experiences student life


His Holiness Karmapa recently visited Princeton, his fourth stop on a tour of major American universities. Immersing himself in university life, HH Karmapa met with students, attended classes, and spoke on contemporary social issues from a Buddhist perspective. HH Karmapa, dubbed as the “Green Buddha,” gave a talk at the university chapel on April 1st titled, “A Buddhist Perspective: The Environment, Gender and Activism.”

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Happy Chotrul Duchen!


This month Nalandabodhi engages in joyful celebration of Chotrul Duchen, the second Buddhist holiday that occurs in what is known as the “month of miracles.”

Chotrul Duchen celebrates Buddha Shakyamuni’s display of 15 days of miracles. It is said that the Buddha displayed a different miracle each day to spur devotion and to increase the merit of his current and future disciples. As students of Buddhism in the 21st century, Chotrul Duchen gives us a joyful opportunity to appreciate Buddha Shakyamuni. It is a celebration of wisdom and kindness beyond measure.

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche – On Gratitude and Natural Warmth

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As we enter the winter season, it’s a natural time of year to reflect and give thanks. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche reminds us: “Natural warmth is our shared capacity to love, to have empathy, to have a sense of humor. It is also our capacity to feel gratitude and appreciation and tenderness. . . . “

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Is Compassion Innate or Developed? with Mark Power

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Mark Power, senior Western teacher of Nalandabodhi, talks about how we come to develop compassion. Hint: It’s not a “project”!

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