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by Jo Gibson on 3 September, 2015
Day 4 – Akshobhya Empowerment Bonn, Germany – 30th August, 2015. Morning Session. The stage of the auditorium had been specially prepared for this morning’s empowerment. On the right-hand side of the stage stood a screened area containing a small altar with offerings placed in front of a thangka of Akshobhya Buddha. In this private space, the Karmapa would perform… Read More
by Jo Gibson on 2 September, 2015
Day 3 – Teachings on Akshobhya Bonn, Germany – 29th August, 2015 Before bestowing the empowerment, the 17th Karmapa gave a two-part introduction to the Buddha Akshobhya, detailing the story, his importance in Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and the connection between Akshobhya and the Karmapa lineage. His Holiness began by clarifying the meaning of the name Akshobhya, explaining that in Tibetan… Read More
by Jo Gibson on 1 September, 2015
Day 2 – Public Talk Bonn, Germany – 28th August, 2015. Evening Session. In the first public talk of his second visit to Europe, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa began by reiterating his hope that next time he might be able to visit more countries in Europe. He admitted to growing very fond of Germany, and joked with his audience… Read More
by Jo Gibson on 1 September, 2015
Day 2 – Chenrezig Empowerment Bonn, Germany – 28th August, 2015. Morning Session. A major theme during His Holiness’ second visit to Europe is how spirituality can be integrated into our everyday lives. Yesterday, when speaking of the need to develop empathy and compassion, he used the refugee crisis in Europe as a real-life example. He developed this further this… Read More
by Damchö on 28 August, 2015
Day 1 – Chenrezig Teachings Part 1 and Part 2 Bonn, Germany – 27th August, 2015 Just over a year since His Holiness the 17th Karmapa’s first visit to Europe, students gathered from across the continent to join him in Bonn on his second visit. The venue chosen for this year’s teachings was the Maritim Hotel’s grand theatre-like auditorium which… Read More
by Wangdu on 27 August, 2015
HH Karmapa addresses the welcoming audience in Kamalashila. Read More
by Wangdu on 23 August, 2015
His Holiness Karmapa has arrived safely in Germany, together with his older sister Ngodup Pelzom. They were welcomed Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche, Horst Rauprich and Mr. Ngodup Dorjee (CTA). Read More
by Wangdu on 21 August, 2015
A team of volunteers, in cooperation with the Kagyu Office of H.H. Karmapa, will be webcasting the teachings in Bonn live in the following languages: Tibetan, German, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Polish. To view the webcasts and the schedule in your time zone, please visit: Read More
by Wangdu on 30 July, 2015
Love, Compassion, Rejoicing, Equanimity. Without Limit. 27th – 30th August 2015 | Bonn, Germany.   We are delighted to inform you that His Holiness Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje will be teaching in Bonn, Germany at the end of this month. Read More
by Wangdu on 28 January, 2015