by Wangdu on 30 May, 2017
Times of Joy and Sorrow Lakeside International Hotel, Frimley Green, England – Afternoon, May 27, 2017 In the concluding public event of the 17th Karmapa’s first visit to the United Kingdom, nearly 2,000 people gathered at Lakeside International Hotel near Frimley Green in Surrey to receive an Amitayus Long Life empowerment. The Nepalese and Gurkha community turned out in force… Read More
by Wangdu on 28 May, 2017
Karmapa Aldershot Karmapa Aldershot Aldershot, Hampshire, England – Morning, May 27, 2017 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 Community Centre UK to… Read More
by Wangdu on 27 May, 2017
Neasden, London, England – May 25, 2017 This morning the Karmapa traveled to a northwest suburb of London to visit the impressive BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir, the largest Hindu temple in Europe. Marble and limestone have been brought alive by Indian artists, who carved every inch with intricate design. The founder of this Hindu bhakti tradition was guru Swaminarayan (1781-1830), famous… Read More
by Wangdu on 26 May, 2017
The Karmapa meets with Lord Williams Cambridge, England – May 24, 2017 Following a formal lunch in Kings College, Cambridge, the Dean guided the Gyalwang Karmapa on a tour of its stunning gothic church with its soaring roof, long history, and famous paintings. Coming back out into the spacious courtyard and passing through the college gate, the Karmapa walked along… Read More
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 between… 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