by Karma 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 Karma 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 Karma 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 Karma 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
by Karma 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 Karma 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 Karma 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 Karma 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 Karma 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