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by Wangdu on 13 January, 2016
KFE-Report-2015 KFE-Report-2015 Our Annual Report, covering the activities of the foundation during 2015, is now available to download from the website. To view and download the report, please visit here Read More
by Wangdu on 17 November, 2015
We are happy to announce that, since launching the book in September, we now have eight new translations available to download for free. These translations are: Danish, Spanish, French, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Greek, Slovenian, Russian and Italian. All of these translations, and the original English version, can be downloaded here. The English version of the book is also now available… Read More
by Wangdu on 12 September, 2015
We are very happy to announce that the transcribed teachings from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s first visit to Europe last year are now available to download as e-books. The text, entitled ‘Nurturing Compassion’, has been translated into English from the original Tibetan recordings by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche & Damchö Diana Finnegan. In addition to this, our… Read More
by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche on 12 September, 2015
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje has now completed his three week visit to Germany and returned to India by Indian Airlines on the evening of 12th September 2015. He was seen off at Frankfurt airport by Mr. Ngodup Dorji, Tibetan Representative for Central and Eastern Europe, Mr. Horst Rauprich, President, Karma Kagyu Community in Germany and Ven.… Read More
by Jo Gibson on 11 September, 2015
Visit & Teaching at Bodhicharya Berlin Berlin, Germany – 6th September, 2015. More than 350 people comprising representatives of Bodhicharya centres across Europe, members and supporters of the Berlin centre, and invited guests crowded into the main shrine room to greet the 17th Karmapa on this his final teaching engagement during his second visit to Europe. A distant sound of… Read More
by Damchö on 3 September, 2015
Day 4 – Public Talk Bonn, Germany – 30th August, 2015. Evening Session. For his final public talk in Bonn, His Holiness the Karmapa opened by expressing his hope that the audience felt satisfied with the time that they had shared together. His comment came at the end of four consecutive days of Dharma teachings, public talks, audiences and empowerments,… Read More
by Jo Gibson on 3 September, 2015
Day 4 – Akshobhya Empowerment Bonn, Germany – 30th August, 2015. Morning Session. The stage of the auditorium had been specially prepared for this morning’s empowerment. On the right-hand side of the stage stood a screened area containing a small altar with offerings placed in front of a thangka of Akshobhya Buddha. In this private space, the Karmapa would perform… Read More
by Jo Gibson on 2 September, 2015
Day 3 – Teachings on Akshobhya Bonn, Germany – 29th August, 2015 Before bestowing the empowerment, the 17th Karmapa gave a two-part introduction to the Buddha Akshobhya, detailing the story, his importance in Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and the connection between Akshobhya and the Karmapa lineage. His Holiness began by clarifying the meaning of the name Akshobhya, explaining that in Tibetan… Read More
by Jo Gibson on 1 September, 2015
Day 2 – Public Talk Bonn, Germany – 28th August, 2015. Evening Session. In the first public talk of his second visit to Europe, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa began by reiterating his hope that next time he might be able to visit more countries in Europe. He admitted to growing very fond of Germany, and joked with his audience… Read More
by Jo Gibson on 1 September, 2015
Day 2 – Chenrezig Empowerment Bonn, Germany – 28th August, 2015. Morning Session. A major theme during His Holiness’ second visit to Europe is how spirituality can be integrated into our everyday lives. Yesterday, when speaking of the need to develop empathy and compassion, he used the refugee crisis in Europe as a real-life example. He developed this further this… Read More