Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lecture at Harvard: Caring for Life on Earth

March 26, 2015 Cambridge, Massachusetts The spacious interior of Harvards Memorial Chapel quietly filled with students, faculty and special guests. Light was streaming in through the tall, arched windows and played off the delicate filigree of the altar gates. In front them an elegant chair had been set up for His Holiness the Karmapa, who […]

Doctorate Awarded to the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

March 24, 2015 Redlands, California The University of Redlands honored His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, in every possible way this evening, awarding him the highest academic degree, creating a musical arrangement of his song Aspiration for the World, flying the Dream Flag on the campus flagpole, listening attentively to his lecture and […]

Redlands Chorus Performs New Arrangement of Karmapas Song

March 24, 2015 Redlands, California As part of its evening to honor His Holiness the Karmapa, the University of Redlands invited Chung Shih Hoh of their music department to create a new musical arrangement of Aspiration for the World, a song composed by the 17th Karmapa as an ode to the planet. During the ceremony […]

Proclamation Commends His Holinesss Transformative Leadership

March 24, 2015 Redlands, California As part of its ceremony to confer an honorary doctorate degree on His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, the University of Redlands issued a formal proclamation. Professor Karen Derris, who had first brought students from the university to India to study with the 17th Karmapa, read the proclamation at the podium […]

The Karmapas Not-So-Typical First Day on Campus

March 23, 2015 – Redlands, California As many a new student had done before him, His Holiness the Karmapa set out today for his first day of college classes, armed with a notebook and pen emblazoned with the name of the university on it. Like any other student at a private liberal arts college, His […]

Karmapa Explores Wilderness in Yosemite Park

March 20, 21 & 22 Yosemite National Park, California His Holiness the 17th Karmapa had the opportunity to spend a weekend immersed in California’s redwood forests. A committed environmental activist, the 17th Karmapa often stresses the importance of connecting with nature. He has spoken of his own deep sense of closeness to nature, developed as […]

Karmapa in San Francisco: Visit to Gyuto Foundation

March 20, 2015 – East Richmond Heights, California As his final activity in the Bay Area, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa was given a ceremonial welcome on a visit this morning to Gyuto Foundation, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in East Richmond Heights, California. Although this center in the Bay Area may be physically far […]

Karmapa Foundation Prepares an East Coast Mandala

As Dharma communities and university students on the West Coast make the most of each moment of their time with His Holiness, back on the East Coast, people are scrambling to use every remaining moment to have every last piece in place to receive His Holiness the Karmapa when their turn comes to do so. […]

Karmapa in San Francisco: Talk to Tibetan Association

March 19, 2015 – San Francisco, California After delivering a public teaching in the morning and visiting the Kagyu Droden Kunchab center and American Himalayan Foundation in the afternoon, His Holiness the Karmapa continued devoting time to connecting with Tibetans. At the invitation of the Tibetan Association of Northern California, in the evening His Holiness the […]