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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…

Teaching Schedule of His Holiness Karmapa in Canada 2017

HH Karmapa's public teachings will be webcast live at or

Toronto(Current Local Time in Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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…

'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.…