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by Wangdu on 25 May, 2017
St Catharine’s and King’s College, Cambridge, England – May 24, 2017 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 Maas. His Holiness’s day in… Read More
by Wangdu on 25 May, 2017
Watkins Books, London, England – May 23, 2017 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 a series based on exchanges… Read More
by Wangdu on 24 May, 2017
The Royal Asiatic Society, London, England – May 23, 2017 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 the Society’s current activities to… Read More
by Wangdu on 23 May, 2017
Kagyu Samye Dzong, London, England – May 22, 2017 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 held the great golden umbrella, which signifies kingship,… Read More
by Wangdu on 23 May, 2017
Battersea Evolution, London, England – Afternoon, May 21, 2017 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. In sum, whether directly or indirectly, May I offer all benefit and joy to my mothers. When my others are harmed… Read More
by Wangdu on 23 May, 2017
Battersea Evolution, London, England – Morning, May 21, 2017 Today’s morning teachings began with the fourth verse from the Eight Verses for Training the Mind: Whenever I see beings of ill character Weighed down by harsh misdeeds and suffering, As if I had discovered a treasury of precious jewels, May I cherish them as something difficult to find. The practice… Read More
by Wangdu on 22 May, 2017
Battersea Evolution, London, England – Afternoon, May 20, 2017 Reprising his teachings on the Eight Verses of Mind Training, the Karmapa turned to the second verse: Wherever I am, whomever I’m with, May I regard myself as lower than all others, And from the depths of my heart, May I hold them as supreme and cherish them. The first verse,… Read More

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