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by Jo Gibson on 8 June, 2016
27464759481_eb95695b94_b 27464759481_eb95695b94_b Paris, France – June 5, 2016 On Sunday morning, the Karmapa spoke once more of the interconnectedness of all sentient beings and urged everyone to break out of their prison of ego-clinging through developing their compassion. His emphasis on compassion was evident once more in the afternoon, when he concluded his teachings in Paris with the empowerment of Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara,… Read More
by Michele Martin on 7 June, 2016
adam_580_KAR9226 adam_580_KAR9226 Paris, France – June 5, 2016 Set in front of the throne this morning is a wide sofa chair covered with brocade. The Karmapa entered the hall from the left side and took his place on the chair, which gave a closer, more intimate connection to the audience that fills the hall wall to wall. The question and answer period… Read More
by Jo Gibson on 6 June, 2016
adam_519_KAR8702 adam_519_KAR8702 Paris, France – June 4, 2016 Gyalwang Karmapa began the afternoon session with a short recap. He explained that the first two truths concern afflicted states, in terms of suffering and its origin. He then began an exploration of the third Noble Truth, that of the cessation of suffering. He reminded everyone that there are two aspects to the truth… Read More
by Michele Martin on 5 June, 2016
20160604-IMG_4124 20160604-IMG_4124 Paris, France – June 4, 2016 The Conference Hall of the Marriott Rive-Gauche has been transformed a shrine hall. In the center of the stage is a radiant throne topped by cluster of golden flaming jewels. Behind a long thangka of the Buddha is flanked by a 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara and, emphasizing the nonsectarian approach to Dharma, a thangka of the… Read More
by Michele Martin on 3 June, 2016
adam_442_KAR7969 adam_442_KAR7969 Evry, France – June 1, 2016 This afternoon the Gyalwang Karmapa visited the new Vietnamese temple complex, called Chua Khanh Anh, named after a great Vietnamese master and located south of Paris in Evry. The founder of the temple, Thich Minh Tam, had laid its foundation stone twenty-one years ago, and a very short while ago, the community had received… Read More
by Michele Martin on 2 June, 2016
adam_393_KAR7605 adam_393_KAR7605 Paris, France – June 1, 2016 Kagyu Dzong, a center under the guidance of Lama Gyurme in Paris, is situated in the broad meadows and spreading forests of the Bois de Vincennes. Though the center of Paris is not far away, one has the impression of having taken a trip into the countryside. In front of the temple building, a… Read More
by Michele Martin on 2 June, 2016
DSC_6582 DSC_6582 Paris, France – May 30, 2016 After motoring from Zurich to Paris through the green hills of a gently rolling landscape, His Holiness arrived at the Champs Elysées for his first night in France. Lamas from centers all over Europe gave him a magnificent welcome with the music of jalings and a great golden umbrella above his head. Holding white… Read More

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