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The Wind of Emptiness

The Wind of Emptiness is a song from the Sweet Melody Of Joyful Aspiration album by H.H. The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa



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Dharma Rain

Dharma Rain is a song from the Sweet Melody Of Joyful Aspiration album by H.H. The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa




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September-December 2002

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In November, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa traveled to Rajasthan to preside over private ceremonies on behalf of students. Afterwards, he was in New Delhi meeting with students, members of the community and well-wishers. While in New Delhi, he was afforded a private tour of the National Museum of India under typically heavy security. The Karmapa returned to his camp at Gyuto Tantric University in mid-November, where he continued his studies with his main tutor, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche through the end of December.

From September 30-October 4, His Holiness Karmapa was a guest of HH the Dalai Lama at a conference hosted by the Life and Mind Institute in Dharamsala. The conference studies the issues of mind and ethics, exploring the relationship between modern physical and biological sciences Buddhist views. The discussion this year focused on the criteria of life and matter. Participants include the Head of the Genome Research Centre at MIT, and the winner of the 1997 Nobel prize in…

Sweet Melody of Joyful Aspiration

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A firm heart plays the Dharma instrument; Elegant music blooms a joyous lotus wish.
Verdant trees spread fragrant sounds; Leaves like notes sing of dignified visions.
Cool snow falls like healing laughter; Light of Sun and Moon erode the dark.
White lotus is held in blessed days; The fair Dharma eyes distinguish Buddhists.
Study sutras and play in lotus lake; Wisdom brings honey sounds and dews of knowledge.
Cool and joyous is the vast Pure Land; Benevolent moon shelters and makes the flowers rejoice.
Fortune and wisdom bring the pearl rain; Nourish the virtue field to grow peaceful buds.

~ by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa




The Celestial Blessing
For eight days beginning at midnight of December 28, 1999, while most of the world was welcoming the new millennium, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa was fleeing his homeland across the roof of the world and over Nepal's frozen passes. On a journey fraught with risk and danger, one starry night at 5000 meters the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa heard the Divine Mother singing…

Feast Offering Melody

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Tsok Song Lyrics by the 17th Karmapa
Chanted by Umdze Bai Karma.




A HO
ZHI YING KANÉ DAKPA TRÖDRAL GYI NGOWO
LHÜNDRUP ÖSAL ROLMÖ JOGEK DANG DRAK NÉ
A HO 

The fundamental expanse is originally pure, its nature beyond embellishment.
Combined with the playful music of spontaneous luminosity,


ZUNGJUK KU SUM NORBÜ GA CHAR GYI MINPÉ
KHYABDAK DÖN GYI LAMA NYING Ü NÉ DREN JUNG 

it ripened into the delightful jewel-rain of unity, the trikaya.
I remembered the all-pervasive lord, the ultimate guru, in the midst of my heart.


GANG GI SANG SUM NYINJÉ NANG ZER GYI TRENGWÉ
NAM ZHI TRINLÉ GELEK Ö BUM GYI DRIP SIL

The rays of sunlight from his three secrets bestow cooling shade through the good brilliance of the four activities,


KALZANG DULJÉ NGAL TSOR LHÜN TUK TU JINPÉ
GAWA SUM GYI PEMO NYING Ü SU ZHÉ DO 

providing perfect solace for fortunate disciples.
The lotus of threefold joy has bloomed in my heart.


DALJOR TEN ZANG TSOKYÉ GESAR GYI NYINGPOR
NGEJUNG DRANGTSI YANG NYEN BUNGWA DANG DROK TÉ

May the essence in the center …

The Four-armed Bodhisattva's Simple Practice Chanted by H.H. the 17th Karmapa