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The 17 Gyalwa Karmapa’s Talk on Practicing Compassion and Understanding Impermanence333

October 26, 2016

I hope you all had a good pilgrimage. ‘Good’ meaning a journey with positive and moving experiences that will change your perspective on how you have lived your life so far; …


Message For The Young People Of India333

September 20, 2015

Today marks the UN International Youth Day, and in just a few days, on 15th August, is India’s Independence Day. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to speak directly to the young people of India, who have not …


Karmapa’s speech to mark the one year anniversary of Shamar Rinpoche’s passing333

June 13, 2015

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone and offer my gratitude and appreciation to all of you for being here. I can see devotees of His Holiness Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche – many old devotees, friends and disciples, …


Karmapa’s Official Address on Vesak 2015333

May 4, 2015

Dear friends,

To all those affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal and neighbouring countries, I offer my deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers on this day of Vesak, the day that marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of


What Kind of Happiness Are You Seeking?333

April 28, 2015

How much do we really know about happiness? From a Buddhist perspective, all sentient beings, including animals, seek happiness. We have a subconscious instinct to seek happiness — even though many of us don’t have a clear idea what it …


Teachings About Initiations333

March 17, 2015

Karmapa’s teachings about initiations, given on the first day of The Karmapa Public Course-2015.…


Is Understanding Fear Beneficial?333

March 14, 2015

Fear. We all experience it.…


Day of Peace333

September 19, 2013

Dear dharma friends,

I am delighted to share this message as Faith in Peace Ambassador for Peace Day on 21st September 2013. With the United Nations Secretary-General and countless others supporting this global day of peace, this is an auspicious …


September 11th: Nonviolence and Compassion333

September 10, 2013

September 11th marks the anniversary of the tragic events in New York and Washington in 2001. Nearly 3000 people were killed in the attacks, causing huge suffering and loss, still felt to this day. In the face of violence, where …


Finding Freedom333

August 14, 2013

Most of us tend to think about freedom as being able to say and do what we want. We think of freedom as depending on external circumstances. If we can’t do what we want, we think, this is largely due …



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