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by Wangdu on 24 May, 2017
The Royal Asiatic Society, London, England – May 23, 2017 Today the Gyalwang Karmapa came to the famous Royal Asiatic Society to speak about the environment with long-term, core members of the Tibet Society, the world’s first ever Tibetan support group. The Chair, Fredrick Hyde-Chambers OBE, delineated the history of UK and Tibetan relations and the Society’s current activities to… Read More
by Wangdu on 23 May, 2017
Kagyu Samye Dzong, London, England – May 22, 2017 As the Karmapa’s car drew to a halt in the street outside Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre, the combined Samye Ling and Samye Dzong Sangha greeted him in traditional Tibetan style. Long horns resounded, accompanied by gyalings, drums and cymbals. A monk held the great golden umbrella, which signifies kingship,… Read More
by Wangdu on 23 May, 2017
Battersea Evolution, London, England – Afternoon, May 21, 2017 Continuing with his explanation of the Geshe Langri Tangpa’s Eight Verses of Mind Training, the Karmapa turned to the seventh verse, which teaches the practice of tonglen, sending and receiving. In sum, whether directly or indirectly, May I offer all benefit and joy to my mothers. When my others are harmed… Read More
by Wangdu on 23 May, 2017
Battersea Evolution, London, England – Morning, May 21, 2017 Today’s morning teachings began with the fourth verse from the Eight Verses for Training the Mind: Whenever I see beings of ill character Weighed down by harsh misdeeds and suffering, As if I had discovered a treasury of precious jewels, May I cherish them as something difficult to find. The practice… Read More
by Wangdu on 22 May, 2017
Battersea Evolution, London, England – Afternoon, May 20, 2017 Reprising his teachings on the Eight Verses of Mind Training, the Karmapa turned to the second verse: Wherever I am, whomever I’m with, May I regard myself as lower than all others, And from the depths of my heart, May I hold them as supreme and cherish them. The first verse,… Read More
by Wangdu on 22 May, 2017
Diamonds in the Rough Battersea Evolution, London, England – Morning, May 20, 2017 More than 2,000 people, mainly from the United Kingdom and Europe, gathered to hear the young head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism expound on an 11th century Tibetan text “The Eight Verses for Training the Mind” by the Kadampa master Geshe Langri Tangpa. The… Read More
by Wangdu on 22 May, 2017
Tibet Meets Japan in the Borough of Wandsworth Battersea Park, London, England – May 20, 2017 On his way to teach for the first time in England at the Battersea Evolution, the Karmapa stopped to bless the nearby Peace Pagoda, located on the River Thames in Wandsworth. It is known as the Brighter Borough of London, and this morning lived… Read More
by Wangdu on 20 May, 2017
London, England – May 19, 2017 Following the footsteps of his predecessor, the Sixteenth Karmapa who visited the Library fifty years ago, the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, traveled this morning to the British Library. As the national library of the United Kingdom, it is the second largest library in the world by number of items catalogued, holding well over… Read More
by Wangdu on 20 May, 2017
London, England – May 18, 2017 The day after he arrived in the Fair Isle, the Gyalwang Karmapa was invited to the British Museum, home to perhaps the greatest display of human culture and history to be found anywhere. Passing through its giant colonnade and portico, the Karmapa entered the several miles of galleries, which present eighty thousand exhibits selected… Read More
by Wangdu on 20 May, 2017
London, England – May 17, 2017 The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, arrived safely in central London this afternoon on his first ever visit to the United Kingdom. His plane touched down mid-afternoon at London’s Heathrow airport at the end of a nine-hour flight from India.  After an 18-mile drive across west London, the Karmapa finally arrived at his hotel… Read More