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The 17th Karmapa teaches meditation for the West

On April 4th, His Holiness Karmapa visited Karma Thegsum Chöling-New Jersey (KTC-NJ) in southern New Jersey to give his first major Dharma teaching during his current trip to the US. 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. Watch the video here!

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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, giving a talk titled, “A Buddhist Perspective: The Environment, Gender and Activism.” Watch the video of the talk here.

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His Holiness Karmapa Speaks at Harvard [Video]

“A lack of love can cause people to have no help when they need help, no friends when they need a friend. So, in a sense, the most dangerous thing in the world is apathy. We think of weapons, violence, warfare, disease as terrible dangers and indeed they are, but we can take measures to avoid them. But once our apathy takes hold of us, we can no longer avoid it.” – HH the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

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HH Karmapa Video Stanford University

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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Master Thangka Painter R.D. Salga at NalandaWest

On Friday November 7, 2014 one of the few remaining masters of the Karma Gardri school of Tibetan Buddhist thangka painting, R.D. Salga, will speak in Seattle, Washington at NalandaWest on the history, style, and symbolism of thangkas. On Saturday, November 8, Salga will demonstrate each step that goes into creating a thangka painting, followed by a panel discussion in the afternoon, with a reception for the artist and exhibition of the artist’s works in the evening.

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