News - 2015 European Visit

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
by Damchö on 28 August, 2015
Day 1 – Chenrezig Teachings Part 1 and Part 2 Bonn, Germany – 27th August, 2015 Just over a year since His Holiness the 17th Karmapa’s first visit to Europe, students gathered from across the continent to join him in Bonn on his second visit. The venue chosen for this year’s teachings was the Maritim Hotel’s grand theatre-like auditorium which… Read More
by Karma Wangdu on 27 August, 2015
HH Karmapa addresses the welcoming audience in Kamalashila. Read More
by Karma Wangdu on 23 August, 2015
His Holiness Karmapa has arrived safely in Germany, together with his older sister Ngodup Pelzom. They were welcomed Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche, Horst Rauprich and Mr. Ngodup Dorjee (CTA). Read More