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by Wangdu on 16 May, 2017
INTERCONNECTED Embracing Life in Our Global Society INTERCONNECTED Embracing Life in Our Global Society Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society identifies a major paradigm shift taking place in the world today– away from seeing ourselves as self-contained communities and independent individuals toward acknowledging that we are interconnected within a shared world. Although global economic integration and information technology are making our interdependence increasingly direct and undeniable, the world is hardly united in embracing… Read More
by Wangdu on 13 May, 2017
We are delighted to announce that the travel arrangements for His Holiness’ 2017 UK visit are now confirmed! If you have not yet purchased your ticket for the London teachings, please click below and please spread the good news! Read More
by Wangdu on 29 April, 2017
Due to the extremely high demand for tickets, the organisers have managed to secure Battersea Evolution, a significantly larger venue in London, for the teachings on 20th and 21st May 2017. The venue remains in central London and those tickets bought for the teachings at the Hilton Hotel remain valid for the new venue. So, in spite of the change… Read More
by Wangdu on 19 April, 2017
We are delighted to announce the visit to the United Kingdom by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. The Gyalwang Karmapa’s first visit to the UK will include Public Teachings and a Chenrezig Empowerment on 20th & 21st May 2017. This will be followed by a Long Life Empowerment on Sat 27th May. You can keep up… Read More
by Wangdu on 2 January, 2017
Natural disasters, war, political upheavals and the worsening environmental crisis made 2016 a difficult and disturbing year for many people. At the beginning of this new year of 2017, I think it is important to remember once more that we live in an interconnected world. This is based on common sense. If we examine our own lives carefully, we will… Read More
by Jo Gibson on 8 June, 2016
Paris, France – June 5, 2016 On Sunday morning, the Karmapa spoke once more of the interconnectedness of all sentient beings and urged everyone to break out of their prison of ego-clinging through developing their compassion. His emphasis on compassion was evident once more in the afternoon, when he concluded his teachings in Paris with the empowerment of Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara,… Read More
by Michele Martin on 7 June, 2016
Paris, France – June 5, 2016 Set in front of the throne this morning is a wide sofa chair covered with brocade. The Karmapa entered the hall from the left side and took his place on the chair, which gave a closer, more intimate connection to the audience that fills the hall wall to wall. The question and answer period… Read More
by Jo Gibson on 6 June, 2016
Paris, France – June 4, 2016 Gyalwang Karmapa began the afternoon session with a short recap. He explained that the first two truths concern afflicted states, in terms of suffering and its origin. He then began an exploration of the third Noble Truth, that of the cessation of suffering. He reminded everyone that there are two aspects to the truth… Read More
by Michele Martin on 5 June, 2016
Paris, France – June 4, 2016 The Conference Hall of the Marriott Rive-Gauche has been transformed a shrine hall. In the center of the stage is a radiant throne topped by cluster of golden flaming jewels. Behind a long thangka of the Buddha is flanked by a 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara and, emphasizing the nonsectarian approach to Dharma, a thangka of the… Read More
by Michele Martin on 3 June, 2016
Evry, France – June 1, 2016 This afternoon the Gyalwang Karmapa visited the new Vietnamese temple complex, called Chua Khanh Anh, named after a great Vietnamese master and located south of Paris in Evry. The founder of the temple, Thich Minh Tam, had laid its foundation stone twenty-one years ago, and a very short while ago, the community had received… Read More