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THE GYALWANG KARMAPA PRAISES THE CONTRIBUTION OF PRIME MINISTER PROFESSOR SAMDHONG RINPOCHE.

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May 25, Tsuglakhang, Mcleodganj  In a short speech, which both surprised and delighted the huge crowd gathered in the courtyard of the main temple, Gyalwang Karmapa balanced wit and humour with a respectful seriousness when considering Samdhong Rinpoche’s great achievements during his tenure as Kalon Tripa.  At one point, even the usually austere face of Samdhong Rinpoche broke into a wide smile, when His Holiness referred to him as “the Dharma police” and expressed concern that Samdhong Rinpoche might scold him if he were to misbehave in any way. Speaking from personal knowledge gleaned in conversations with His Holiness the Dalai Lama,  Gyalwang Karmapa  praised Samdhong Rinpoche as “a person who has the complete trust of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and who fulfills the Dalai Lama’s wishes”, the supreme accolade.

The function, organised by the Tibetan Association of Belgium, was held to bestow an honorary award on Samdhong Rinpoche, the out-going Kalon Tripa [Prime Minister], for h…

HIS HOLINESS KARMAPA VISITS NAGPUR AND MUMBAI

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May 13, 2011. Nagpur His Holiness gave teachings on “Harmony, Ethics and Power” to the Buddhist devotees of Nagpur who has specially gathered here for this occasion. People’s Democratic Movement of Nagpur organized the teaching. His Holiness inaugurated Dr. Ambedkar’s statue before arriving at the teaching venue. Department of Pali, University of Mumbai has requested His Holiness to inaugurate the celebration of the 2600th Enlightenment year of the Buddha. His Holiness spoke about the “Buddha’s Theory of compassion and global peace” at the function and inaugurated photo exhibition at University of Mumbai.


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GYALWANG KARMAPA TEACHES AMERICAN STUDENTS AS PART OF COLLEGE COURSE ON SUSTAINABLE COMPASSION

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May 3-22, 2011. Gyuto His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa yesterday concluded a three-week series of teachings to a group of students from the University of Redlands in California, USA.  The 16 students had travelled to India to study with His Holiness as part of a unique college course called: Sustainable Compassion: Conversations with His Holiness the 17th Karmapa. The aim of the course was to allow the American students, nearly all non-Buddhists, to hear from His Holiness "what Buddhism can offer the global community," according to the teacher leading the group, Professor Karen Derris, PhD (Harvard University). Over the course of several months prior to their arrival in India for the classes with His Holiness, the students worked with their professor and a group facilitator to develop a list of ten topics that reflected their concerns for the world and for their own lives. Though coming from a wide variety of academic disciplines, the 16 students all study in the universit…