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Hi Holiness Visits The UK

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje made his first, historic visit to the UK between the 17th and 29th May 2017. While in the United Kindom, His Holiness attended 15 official engagements, traversed 9 counties, was received by HRH The Prince of Wales at Highgrove House & Gardens and was invited to […]

The Karmapa Visits the World of Nepal in England

May 27, 2107 – Aldershot, Hampshire, England
 Early on this day of the Karmapa’s visit to the Nepali community in Aldershot, the double arch of a luminous rainbow filled the sky. It recalled his first visit to the US when rainbows followed him everywhere on the East Coast. The Karmapa was invited by the Buddhist […]

The Karmapa Visits the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir

In the morning of May 25, the Karmapa traveled to northwest London to visit BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir, the largest Hindu temple in Europe. He was met by Pujya Yogvivekdas Swami and offered the traditional greeting of a garland of flowers, a tika (the red mark of blessing) and a blessed cord. The Karmapa was then […]

Sentience and welfare: The convergence of Dharma and science

May 24, 2017 – St Catharine’s and King’s College, Cambridge, England
 Today His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa left London and travelled north to Cambridge, a city whose name has become almost synonymous with its world-famous university. The Karmapa’s visit to Cambridge was hosted by the International Buddhist Confederation’s Secretary for Environment and Conservation, Dr Barbara […]

Seeing from the Perspective of the World Around Us

May 23, 2017 – The Royal Asiatic Society, London, England 
Today the Gyalwang Karmapa came to the famous Royal Asiatic Society to speak about the environment with long-term, core members of the Tibet Society, the world’s first ever Tibetan support group. The Chair, Fredrick Hyde-Chambers OBE, delineated the history of UK and Tibetan relations and […]

17th Karmapa’s Latest Book Interconnected Launched in the UK

May 23, 2017 – Watkins Books, London, England
 At the conclusion of another very busy day in London, the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, arrived in the late afternoon at Watkins Books to attend the UK launch of his most recent book, Interconnected: Embracing Life in our Global Society. The book is the second in […]

The 17th Karmapa’s Heart Advice to Kagyu Samye Ling and Samye Dzong

May 22, 2017 – Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre, London, England
 As the Karmapa’s car drew to a halt in the street outside Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre, the combined Samye Ling and Samye Dzong Sangha greeted him in traditional Tibetan style. Long horns resounded, accompanied by gyalings, drums and cymbals. A monk […]

Compassion and Emptiness are the Keys

Battersea Evolution, London, England 
May 21, 2107 Continuing with his explanation of the Geshe Langri Tangpa’s Eight Verses of Mind Training, the Karmapa turned to the seventh verse, which teaches the practice of tonglen, sending and receiving. 1. In sum, whether directly or indirectly, 2. May I offer all benefit and joy to my mothers. […]

The Challenges of Practice

May 21, 2107 – Battersea Evolution, London, England
Today’s morning teachings began with the fourth verse from the Eight Verses for Training the Mind: 1. Whenever I see beings of ill character 2. Weighed down by harsh misdeeds and suffering, 3. As if I had discovered a treasury of precious jewels, 4. May I cherish them […]