Representatives

Karmapa Foundation Europe has representatives in many European countries and communities. Please click on a title below to find out more about our representatives, their activities and how you can contact them.

Austria

Sylvester Lohninger

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    Belgium

    Carlo Luyckx

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      Chinese Community

      Grace You 景淋

      噶玛巴欧洲官方基金会唯一华人代表

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        Denmark

        Dechen Chungyalpa

        Dechen Chungyalpa er født og opvokset i Sikkim og kom til Danmark i 1976, da H.H. den 16. Karmapa sendte hendes far – den anerkendte Thanka kunstner,Rinzing Lhadipa Lama til København for at udsmykke Kagyu centeret her. Tragisk nok døde Lhadipa Lama under sit ophold i Danmark. Dechen blev og giftede sig senere med en dansker. Hun uddannede sig som mode designer og har arbejdet som sådan siden.

        Chungyalpa familien har altid været trofaste støtter af den 16. og 17. Karmapa og Dechens opvækst er fast forankret i den Buddhistiske tro og værdier.

        I marts 2014 bad ven. Ringu Tulku om at repræsentere Danmark i KFE.

        I efteråret 2014 tog Jacek Kopicienski (kok for HHGK i Karmalashila og USA.) initiativ til en indsamling i den danske Sangha med det formmål at købe køkkenudstyr og knive af høj kvalitet til HHGK’s køkken i Gyuto. Jacek havde set at køkkenudstyret der var af en ringe aluminiums kvalitet. Indsamlingen og indkøbet er sket og udstyret er blevet afleveret.

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          Finland

          Anne Ahonen

          Anne Ahonen on Tai Situ Rinpochen Palpung Yeshe Gatshal Finlandin perustajajäsen ja on ollut organisoimassa useita Ringu Tulku Rinpochen vierailuja Suomeen. Hän on perustanut yhdessä aviopuolisonsa kanssa alkuperäisen yang tyylin taijita opettavan ITCCA Finland ry:n vuonna 2004. Anne on väitellyt kansanvälisestä politiikasta ja opiskellut Ranskassa ja Yhdysvalloissa.

          Syksyllä 2015 Basam Books julkaisee hänen Pyhyytensä 17. Karmapan kirjan “Heart is Noble” Käännös Soili Takkala.

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            France

            Lama Chokyi

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              Germany

              Horst-Günter Rauprich

              Horst-Günter Rauprich started practicing Buddhism in the eighties resulting in a new quality of life for him. After his retirement in 1989, he became member of the board of directors of the Karma Kagyu Trust Germany. Since then he has been working for the Karma Kagyu Lineage and His Holiness the 17th Karmapa.

              He met His Holiness Karmapa in 1992, two weeks after His Enthronement in Tsurphu/Tibet. This first encounter was followed by biennial visits combined with pilgrimages in Central and West Tibet. At the request of the abbot of Tsurphu, he organised world-wide fundraising for the reconstruction of the Tsurphu Shedra in close cooperation with the Tibet Development Fund and all responsible offices and agencies in Central Tibet.

              His greatest wish is to welcome His Holiness Karmapa in Germany at the Kamalashila Institute®.

              He is an experienced general manager with long experience as a Banker and officer in the German Mountain Division, followed by a career as General Staff Officer in national and international headquarters.

              He is married and has three children and four grandchildren.

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                Greece

                Martha Souli

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                  Holland

                  Rager Ossel

                  Rager Ossel had the unique opportunity to encounter Buddhism very early, at the age of 20, this, and meetings with the 16th Karmapa since the early seventies bring together unique and memorable experiences.

                  He has implemented multimedia projects including the “Living the Dharma, 17th Karmapa” (a collection of movies based on the original teachings of HH the 17th Karmapa) under the mindful guidance of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

                  Rager Ossel is cofounder and CEO of a provider of advanced ICT utility computing solutions to businesses throughout Europe.

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                    Ireland

                    Annie Dibble

                    Annie Dibble has been studying Buddhism and practising meditation since the early 1980s, initially with the Venerable Akong Rinpoche, of Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland. She took refuge with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche when he first visited Ireland in 1990. She is co-ordinator of Bodhicharya Ireland, a group of students who organise Ringu Tulku’s visits here, and she works on his publishing team as a transcriber and editor. With Bodhicharya Ireland members she also organises retreats in Ireland and Sikkim with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Donal Creedon. Since 1993 Annie has also worked as a facilitator, trainer and therapist for Tara Rokpa, one of the many legacies of the late Akong Rinpoche. She’s been a many times to India on pilgrimage and retreat.

                    Our other work in Ireland : KFE and Bodhicharya Ireland member Paul O’Connor created and maintains the Karmapa Foundation Europe website, and designed the programme and publicity for the Karmapa’s inaugural visit to Europe, Euro2014. In 2006 Paul edited and designed His Holiness Karmapa’s first publication ‘The Future is Now, Timely Advice for Creating a Better World’, with Hay House & The Academy of Everything is Possible. Pub. 2008. He is designer/webmaster for Bodhicharya.org, Ringu Tulku’s online interface.

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                      Italy

                      Carlo Donini

                      http://dharmayogakaruna.blogspot.it

                      DHARMAYOGAKARUNA (Bodhiycharya Group) Vicenza Italy

                      E-mail: dharmayogakaruna@gmail.com

                      tel: +39 3482156449

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                        Norway

                        Flemming Skahjem-Eriksen

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                          Poland

                          Tomasz Szczygielski

                          Tomasz Szczygielski, uczeń Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Dyrektor Instytutu Marpy i Karma Dechen Choling w Warszawie.

                          Publikacje materiałów na pierwszy przyjazd HH Karmapy do Europy w 15 językach. Koordynacja narodowych przedstawicieli KFE w Europie. Liczne publikacje książek JŚ KArmapy i zbioru modlitw Kagyu Monlam.

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                            Portugal

                            Tsering Paldron

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                              Russian Community

                              Andrey Chertkov

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                                Slovenia

                                Lama Karma Wangmo

                                Lama Karma Wangmo je prvič srečala Njegovo svetost 17. Gyalwang Karmapo, ko je leta 2000 prišel v Indijo. Od takrat naprej študira in prakticira budizem pod vodstvom Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpe, od katerega je leta 2006 prejela meniške zaobljube. Od leta 2006 do 2010 je bila v triletnemu meditativnemu umiku pod vodstvom Ringu Tulku Rinpočeja v Sikkimu. Zatem jo je Situ Rinpoče imenoval za rezidenčno lamo slovenskega dharma centra Palpung Ješe Čöling.

                                Dejavnost KFE v Sloveniji predstavlja podporo in izvajanje vseh splošnih projektov in iniciativ KFE. V letu 2014 smo prevedli pomembne dokumente v povezavi s prvim obiskom Njegove svetosti Karmape v Evropi, o obisku obvestili veliko število zainteresiraih in pomagali pri organizaciji potovanja na njegova učenja v Nemčiji. Naša članica Živa Vidic Licul se je udeležila srečanja mladih evropskih intelektualcev z Njegovo svetostjo Karmapo v Dharamsali avgusta 2014. Naši sedanji projekti vključujejo prevod dveh knjig Njegove svetosti Karmape – “Srce je plemenito” in “Karmapa: 900 let” – in prevod spletne strani KFE. Naš prihodnji projekt pa je omogočiti in organizirati obisk Njegove svetosti Karmape v Sloveniji.

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                                  Spain

                                  Lama Tsondru

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                                    Sweden

                                    Rosemary Ranshow

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                                      Switzerland

                                      Andreas Wyttenbach

                                      Nach seiner Ausbildung in den Naturwissenschaften an der Universität Basel und Lausanne, wo er einen Doktortitel erwarb, verlies Andreas Wyttenbach die Schweiz, um sich in Cambridge (England) in den Neurowissenschaften weiter zu spezialisieren. Er führte mehrere Jahre ein Forscherteam an, das zelluläre Mechanismen zur Aufklärung von menschlichen Hirnkrankheiten erforschte. In Grossbritanien traf und praktizierte er mit verschiedenen Meditationslehrern des Ch’an und des tibetischen Buddhismus, einschliesslich Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche im Kloster Samye Ling, Schottland. Nach seiner Rückkehr in die Schweiz absolvierte er eine Ausbildung als Sekundarlehrer und arbeitet zurzeit an einer Schule in der Nähe von Zürich. Er arbeitet als Freiwilliger für ROKPA und pflegt den Kontakt mit Zentren der Karma Kagyu Tradition. Er hat das Glück als Repräsentant der Karmapa Foundation Europe für die Schweiz tätig zu sein. Er traf Ihre Hoheit den 17. Karmapa in Deutschland (2014).

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                                        Ukraine

                                        Maria Vasylieva

                                        https://www.facebook.com/KarmapainUA

                                        Марія Васильєва є перекладачем Дгарми. Вона вивчає тибетологію в інституті Ранґжунґ Єше (Rangjung Yeshe Institute) в Катманду, Непал, служить перекладачем на російську мову на щорічному Каґ’ю Монламі та перекладає більшість вчень Й.С. Кармапи протягом року. Вона також займається розвитком традиції українського перекладу Дгарми, зокрема працює над проектом створення першого українського словника буддійських термінів та перекладає буддійські сутри українською мовою.

                                        Наша діяльність в Україні зосереджена на поширенні інформації про Й.С. Кармапу через український вебсайт: http://karmapa.in.ua/ тa сторінку Facebook.

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                                          United Kingdom

                                          Lama Zangmo

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