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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 focuses on environment during visit to Yale University

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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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Video: The 17th Karmapa’s Talk at Google

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Here’s the entire YouTube video of His Holiness Karmapa’s talk at Google headquarters to employees about mindfulness and meditation, with Mitra Dean Tyler Dewar translating. This was a “fireside chat” with Chade-Meng Tan on March 16, which was live streamed to all of Google’s offices worldwide, but can now be viewed by all online. During […]

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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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HH Karmapa experiences student life

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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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HH Karmapa Video Stanford University

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As we shared earlier, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, head of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, spoke at Stanford University’s Memorial Auditorium on March 17, 2015 on “Caring Connections: Compassion, Technology and the Environment.” We hope you enjoy this video of the dialogue in its entirety!

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His Holiness Karmapa at Stanford University

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On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, appeared at Stanford University’s Memorial auditorium, in the heart of California’s Silicone Valley. Through the kindness of an unnamed sponsor, this first public event of His Holiness’ 3rd US tour was attended by close to 1,600 people free of charge.

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Backpacking East to West

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How important is it to get free of the Asian baggage we may have picked up along with our meditation practice? How can we tell if we’re clinging to the familiar for its own sake, or if we’re revering the truth? How do we evolve a Buddhism that works for Westerners without creating new obstacles […]

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