Teaching Schedule of His Holiness Karmapa in Canada 2017

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Mindfulness and Environmental Responsibility
Date: Wednesday, May 31st, 3:00-4:30PM
Place: University of Toronto, Convocation Hall (MAP)

Transforming Disturbing Emotions:
Dialogue of the Three Major Traditions of Buddhism
Date: Thursday, June 1st, 9:30AM – 12:00PM
Place: University of Toronto, Convocation Hall (MAP)

How to Apply Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times
In these two sessions, His Holiness will discuss the basic nature of mind and the methods of obtaining happiness through listening to and contemplating the teachings of the Buddha, and then meditating according to the teachings.
Date: Friday, June 2nd, 9:30-11:30AM, 2:00-4:30PM
Place:The Enercare Centre, Hall D (MAP)
Video: How to Apply Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times 1…

Tibetan Buddhist leader the Karmapa discusses climate change and Tibet Third Pole during first visit to UK - International Campaign For Tibet

International Campaign For Tibet ON JUNE 2, 2017

During his first visit to the UK from May 17 to 28, 2017, the Karmapa, a prominent Tibetan Buddhist leader, joined former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Rowan Williams together with scientists, scholars and cultural figures for a dialogue on the environment hosted by the International Campaign for Tibet and Inspire Dialogue Foundation.

The round table discussion, held on May 24, 2017, was intended to bring together perspectives “between disciplines and generations” as the beginning of an ongoing exchange, according to Lord Williams, Master of Magdalen College and a noted poet and theologian. It involved figures from the arts and sciences, including Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre in London; James Thornton, the founding CEO of ClientEarth; Dame Fiona Reynolds, former Director-General of the National Trust; Dr Bhaskar Vira, Director, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute; Tracey Seaward, film producer …

Rfa Tibetan: The Gyalwang Karmapa in Canada for First Official Visit


Compassion and emptiness are the keys: The 17th Karmapa of Tibet - Tibet Post International

Thursday, 01 June 2017 16:04Lavania Saraf, Tibet Post International

London, UK — "Free from concretizing the eight worldly concerns, we train our mind in the illusion-like outlook that sees things as not real," the 17th Karmapa said during his first trip to the UK, Through training our mind, "our compassion and patience increase and our minds open up."

The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, was received with anticipation and delight on his first visit to the United Kingdom on May 17th, 2017. His arrival in central London was received by numeral devotees and included a special reception with traditional English afternoon tea.

The visit had been highly anticipated by Karmapa himself, especially due to the strong dharmic connection between the United Kingdom and the Karmapa lineage, believed to be established earlier by the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. On May 18th, Karmapa visited the British Museum where some of the most crucial documents and artifacts in the his…

'It's difficult to make balance': Dalai Lama successor navigates modern world - CBC Radio

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Thursday June 01, 2017

When Ogyen Trinley Dorje was born in a small village in Tibet in 1985, a cuckoo landed on the tent — a very auspicious sign in Tibetan culture. 

"When I was born, my parents ... they told me there were auspicious signs...  special sounds heard by all the villagers," His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, tells The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti. 

When he was seven, the family was visited by Lamas — Buddhist spiritual leaders — who were travelling near his home in search of the reincarnation of the 16th Karmapa.

The previous Karmapa left a detailed letter containing the birth year, parents' names, all the details of the next Karmapa, and His Holiness was a match.  

The Karmapa is one of the holiest figures in Tibetan Buddhism — one that they believe has been reincarnated for hundreds of years.

His Holiness says that it's a challenge to be a 32-year-old monk in the modern world. 

"It's difficult to make balance ... if you are too much o…

Karmapa Visits Ontario Legislative Assembly and Meets with Canadian Politicians - VOA TIBETAN


In his first ever visit to Canada, the 17th Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu, the largest sub-school of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism paid a visit to the Ontario Legislative Assembly and attended the fifth anniversary of Tibet Day at the invitation of the Parliamentary Friends of Tibet, Canada at the provincial parliament on May 30, 2017.

Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje also met with five members of the legislative assembly and thanked them for their support for Tibet and Tibetans settled in Ontario area, and urged the officials to continue their support towards Tibetans in Canada.

Mr. Sonam Langkar, the President of the Toronto Tibetan Association, along with members of the local Tibetan community attended the event.

Karmapa and his entourage toured the legislative assembly building following the gathering, and as part of the Tibet Day celebration, the organizers with the help from local Tibetans prepared traditional Tibetan cuisine.…

Return to the His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa’s Canadian Seat

May 31, 2017–  In the morning after his arrival, at 9:00AM, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje arrived at Karma Sonam Dargye Ling– a Tibetan Buddhist centre under the direction of Lama Tenzin Dakpa.  This was a visit of great significance, as the centre was first established in 1976 by the venerable Lama Namsel Rinpoche under the request of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje.

Upon arrival, His Holiness was ushered into the main shrine hall and seated on the highest throne, on which he proceeded to receive a body-speech-mind offering from the sangha.  The yellow rice and tea ceremony followed in sequence for the welcome ceremony.  Shortly after tea was served, the current resident teacher of Karma Sonam Dargye Ling, Lama Tenzin Dakpa, rose to speak.

Lama Tenzin referenced the founder of this centre, Lama Namsel Rinpoche, as one of the first Canadian resident lamas to request for His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa to visit Canada.  …

VOA TIBETAN: The Gyalwang Karmapa arrived in Toronto to begin his first Dharma tour in Canada


Greed biggest issue of the environment, Tibet’s Karmapa Lama says - Toronto Star

Worshipped as a living god, will the 17th Karmapa Lama also inherit the Dalai Lama’s imagery of divinity and celebrity?

By MARTIN REGG COHNOntario Politics Columnist
Tues., May 30, 2017

It is not his destiny to be the next Dalai Lama. For he is already reincarnated as the 17th Karmapa Lama.

Yet he may one day succeed his 81-year-old teacher and protector.

Revered since age 7 as spiritual leader of a 1,000-year-old branch of Tibetan Buddhism, Ogyen Trinley Dorje is making his first trip to Canada this week at the age of 31.

Meeting Ontario politicians Tuesday before sitting down for an interview, the Karmapa padded around Queen’s Park in a pair of brown hiking shoes peeking out from under his simple maroon robes. A picture of youthful wisdom with his direct gaze, towering above other monks at six feet tall, he may yet emerge as the public face of Tibetan Buddhism

Worshipped as a living god and the Buddha of Compassion, will he also inherit the Dalai Lama’s imagery of divinity and celebrity?


Touring the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Ontario Legislative Building, Toronto – May 30, 2017

The first day after the arrival of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the entourage accepted an invitation to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Queen’s Park.  At 8:30AM on May 30, 2017, the Gyalwang Karmapa had a warm and refreshing breakfast buffet with members of the legislative assembly in the parliament building while several members made welcoming speeches.  Speakers welcomed and thanked His Holiness on this visit, and discussed with him issues in regard to the the environment.  

In return, the Gyalwang Karmapa expressed appreciation towards the legislative members’ invitation, and gratitude towards their care and attention to the local Tibetan community.  His Holiness also requested for government officials to continue giving support the Tibetan population.    

After the morning exchange of speeches, the Karmapa and his entourage toured the chamber for debates and proceedings.  Here, they were again…

Press Release - Major Tibetan Buddhist Leader, The Karmapa in Canada for First Official Visit

May 29, 2017 - The 17th Karmapa, one of Tibet’s leading Buddhist figures arrived in Toronto yesterday on his first visit to Canada. Known for his concerns about current global issues as well as for his spiritual leadership, the 31-year-old Karmapa will engage in a wide range of religious activities and will speak on environmental and social responsibility at various universities.

During his month long trip to Canada, the Karmapa will travel to Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. In doing so, he is following in the footsteps of his predecessor the 16th Karmapa, who travelled extensively throughout the country and was instrumental in introducing Canadians to Buddhism in the 1970s.

Head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, the Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, is the 17th holder of a 900-year old lineage. Born in a nomadic family in eastern Tibet, he made headline news in 2000 with his dramatic escape to India, where he now lives near the Dalai Lama. The 17th …

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa’s First Visit to the United Kingdom - Contact News

By Marine Ragueneau  /  May 29, 2017

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, made his first visit to the United Kingdom this month.

At 31 years old, Ogyen Trinley Dorje is head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, a reincarnation lineage that dates back more than 900 years. His Holiness was born in eastern Tibet but fled to India in 2000, where he now resides at the Gyuto Monastery near Dharamshala. He is the only reincarnate Lama to have been recognised by both His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Chinese communist government.

The Karmapa’s 11-day visit began on May 17 and the first public event was held on May 20 in London’s Battersea Park.

“I would like to express my great delight at this opportunity that has come to pass for me to visit London, the capital of the United Kingdom, for the first time. Especially, I would like to extend my warmest greetings to all you friends who are gathered here. I have been waiting for a long time to visit the United King…

Karmapa in Toronto - the Reception

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto – May 29, 2017

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, arrived early afternoon on May 29th for his first ever visit to Canada. His plane touched down at the Toronto Pearson International Airport after a ten-hour flight from London, United Kingdom.  He was welcomed by members of  the Kagyu Karma Association of Canada (KKAC) and numerous devotees.  Next to the gate, volunteers held a colourful bilingual banner with the KKAC insignia trumpeting ¨Karmapa, Welcome to Canada¨. As he walked slowly past a long line of devotees offering white katas, the 17th Karmapa smiled warmly at everyone.

The Karmapa arrived at his hotel still looking jovial and high spirited, where an official reception followed. Dungse Lama Pema began with a welcome speech by thanking His Holiness for accepting the invitation to come to Canada, and his staff members for working hard in making this visit possible. Lama Tenzin Dakpa and several legislation members followed with…