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by Wangdu on 1 June, 2014
Teaching Day 1 29th May, 2014. Morning Session 2. Nuerburgring, Germany.   After a short break, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa continued his teaching on the four thoughts that turn the mind to Dharma. He began by discussing the dangers of being self-centred and of misunderstanding the true nature of self. Because we lack courage and confidence or because we… Read More
by Wangdu on 1 June, 2014
Teaching Day 1 29th May, 2014. Morning Session 1. Nuerburgring, Germany.   The mission of the 17th Karmapa in the 21st century is mainly Dharma activity. However, the Dharma must change in order to suit the time and the needs of society and its people. Its essence will still be Buddha Dharma but I may give it a new external… Read More
by Wangdu on 30 May, 2014
[slickr-flickr tag=”kfe-preview” type=”slideshow” flickr_link=”on” ] We now have a daily feed of images by our photographer, Francois Henrard, from the 2014 visit. You can view them here in the Visit 2014 section under the “Photos” tab. Read More
by Wangdu on 29 May, 2014
You can watch the teachings live at http://kagyuoffice.org   Read More
by Wangdu on 29 May, 2014
Kamalashila Institute, Germany. At the beginning, the Karmapa recited prayers to the root lama and then made a beautiful, long, deep bow in a movement of profound devotion and respect. This gesture embodied the entire teaching, communicating it with a power and elegance beyond words. Read More
by Wangdu on 28 May, 2014
Kamalashila Institute, Germany. Shortly after four o’clock in the afternoon, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje arrived at his European seat, Kamalashila Buddhist Institute, Langenfeld in western Germany not far from Bonn, ending the thirty-four year wait for his return and fulfilling the hopes and prayers of his European disciples. Read More
by Wangdu on 28 May, 2014
Langenfeld, Germany Returning to Europe for the first time in his present incarnation, the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, met together with representatives from all his European Karma Kagyu centers and organizations on the evening of May 28th. Each of them had sent one person to participate in this first ever gathering of his European Dharma family. And, indeed, this… Read More
by Wangdu on 28 May, 2014
Frankfurt-am-Main In his first public activity in Europe, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa addressed a press conference this morning in Frankfurt, followed by a brief meeting with members of the local Tibetan community. At an event hosted by Tibethaus Deutschland under the patronage of the 14th Dalai Lama, the Karmapa spoke to a room full of members of the German… Read More
by Wangdu on 27 May, 2014
Kamalashila Institute On the 25th May 2014, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, boarded an Indian Airlines flight from New Delhi, bound for Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. This was the moment that his European students had been praying for since 1992. In that year, a seven-year-old nomad boy from Eastern Tibet was recognised as the reincarnation of His Holiness the… Read More