News - 2014 European Visit

by Karma 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 Karma Wangdu on 13 June, 2014
If you missed any of the live webcasts from HH Karmapa’s visit to Europe, you can now watch them again here. Read More
by Karma Wangdu on 12 June, 2014
The first Visit to Europe by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje from the 28th May till 9th June in Germany has been a remarkable success and a landmark event.  The Karmapa Foundation Europe (KFE) has endeavoured  to provide the necessary support for the Visit. We wholeheartedly thank His Holiness for his generous presence in Europe and for… Read More
by Karma Wangdu on 11 June, 2014
The Estrel Convention Center June 8, 2014 The stage has been transformed into a radiant platform, the setting for an impressive throne of gilded, carved wood and an elegant pavilion whose four corners are marked with slender columns and brocade victory banners. Its fluted, double roofs are decorated with a frieze of Dharma wheels and banners; beneath them is the… Read More
by Karma Wangdu on 11 June, 2014
Estrel Convention Center 7th June, 2014 The programme this evening included a reflection on developing inner peace by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa and three performances from very different musical genres. The evening began with a performance of four pieces by the celebrated Chinese dissident, Liao Yiwu. He spent four years in prison, where he was tortured and physically abused.… Read More
by Karma Wangdu on 11 June, 2014
Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany June 7, 2014 Coming on to the stage this afternoon, the Karmapa briefly disappeared behind a brilliantly colored tree set near the top of the stairs. He reemerged looking out at the crowd as he walked over to take his seat. He began on a light note, “I’ve been talking for some days now and… Read More
by Karma Wangdu on 11 June, 2014
Estrel Convention Center June 6, 2014 Lively conversations in the Estrel Convention Hall subsided as the Karmapa entered and walked onto the stage, his red and golden robes blending perfectly with the rich hues of the immense images of the Buddha and Guru Rinpoche arrayed behind him. Read More
by Karma Wangdu on 10 June, 2014
Estrel Convention Centre 6th June, 2014 For the second day’s teaching in Berlin, the venue had changed into a bigger auditorium which seats 1600 people. Read More
by Karma Wangdu on 7 June, 2014
Estrel Convention Centre, Berlin 7.30pm, 5th June, 2014 A crowded hall greeted the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, when he arrived shortly after 7.30pm this evening to deliver his first public address here in Berlin at the Estrel Convention Center. A few minutes earlier, Ringu Tulku, the 17th Karmapa’s Representative in Europe, had taken the stage in order to quieten… Read More
by Karma Wangdu on 6 June, 2014
Dharma Mati, the Rigpa Center in Berlin, Germany June 4, 2014 His Holiness’ black Mercedes drove slowly down the tree-lined Soor Street to a welcoming crowd waiting in front of the German Rigpa Center, Dharma Mati. Colorful katas added a brightness to the greenery and the traditional red brick, arched façade of the elegant building. His Holiness stopped to greet… Read More