17th Gyalwa Karmapa"Buddhism is a way of life through which we develop the qualities of our mind.
This way of life is very unusual, as it is a means to attain happiness without harming others.

THE 17th GYALWA KARMAPA

Young adult course, in Dhagpo  –  1rst  and 2nd april 2017. An opportunity for eighteen to twenty-five year olds to discover the Buddha's teaching over the course of a weekend through dialogue, various exercises, and the chance to try out meditation for the first time.

Read more: A report on Dhagpo's latest course for young adults, in pictures!

Dear friends,
All of us here at Dhagpo Kagyu Ling are happy to share Karmapa's latest announcement, posted on his website.
Following in the footsteps of great enlightened beings such as Padmasambhava, the 15th Karmapa and the late Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, may the wisdom union of His Holiness and Rinchen Yangzom benefit the Kagyu Lineage and countless beings.
The Dhagpo team

Read more: Karmapa has something special and personal to share with you…

Right now in New Delhi, the spring course of Thaye Dorje, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, is taking place at the  Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI).

Read more: Spring course at KIBI

nouvel an tibétain

May the wisdom arising from meditation and study of the teachings guide our activity for others! [...]

Read more: Tibetan New Year - Losar 2017: video & wishes

Last December 29, close to 300 people gathered in the Institute for Lama Jigme Rinpoche's winter course. It's three o'clock. There is neither Rinpoche's throne in place for the teaching, nor a scholar from Kalimpong arrived to teach philosophy, nor even one of Dhagpo's lamas. Under the benevolent regard of the Buddha, and before the slightly surprised one of the public, sit Julien and Olivier. Both are volunteers and residents at Dhagpo, and they are preparing to begin the explanations of the first chapter of The Gateway to Knowledge by Mipham Rinpoche.

Read more: January: The Month of Discernment

Best Wishes 2017

Guided by knowledge, the fruit of Dharma study, let us attentively observe what arises in us!. [...]

Read more: Best Wishes 2017

Today, I’d like to go back to a ceremony which was the object of inquiry of many of you. I’d like to talk about the ceremony during which the Gyalwa Karmapa bestowed a red hat on Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche.

Read more: Kagyu Monlams Reports # 3 - What is the red hat that’s been given to Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche?

Why spend time and money to come and meditate where the Buddha attained enlightenment?  Why put up with the generous noises of India, the discomfort of a frugal room, dust which clogs up your nose, diseases?  (...)

Read more: Kagyu Monlams Reports # 2 - Mysticism, Reality and Quantum Mechanics

From one Stupa to Another

Three weeks ago marked the inauguration of the stupa commemorating the presence of Shamar Rinpoche at Dhagpo.  This morning I find myself in front of the great stupa in Bodhgaya, the site marking the enlightenment of the Buddha of our time (...)

Read more: Kagyu Monlams Reports # 1 - From one Stupa to Another

Lama Purtse: To Keep the Example Alive!

Nearly all of Lama Purtsela's life has been told and recounted. Beginning the day after Lama Purtsela's death, just as he was entering tukdam, Khenpo Chodrak Rinpoche explained, “He was a bit wild, someone who did not easily mold to the rules of society. With time and practice, he became a disciplined and peaceful person. His year of service to the accomplished master Gendun Rinpoche and to Jigme Rinpoche were the source of this change. He met and followed the teachings of the 16th and 17th Karmapas as well as Shamar Rinpoche. They witnessed the devotion that he developed over the years.”

Read more: Lama Purtse: To Keep the Example Alive!

Hello all. Here is the most recent news of Lama Jigme Rinpoche's health. He wished to speak directly to the community.

Read more: News of Lama Jigme Rinpoche's health

The system of recognizing incarnations (tulkus) is sometimes complicated! For example, after his death, the great 19th century master Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892) reincarnated in five aspects: body, speech, mind, qualities and activity. The lineage of the Beru Khyentses is said to be the incarnation of the aspect of speech.

Read more: Beru Khyentse Rinpoche: Transmission

Nagarjuna, Trinlay Rinpoche, and the Middle Way

Dhagpo has known Trinlay Rinpoche since he was a child in the early 1980s. A promising child, he was born in Switzerland to an American mother and a French father. The 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and venerable Kalu Rinpoche quickly recognized him as the reincarnation of an important Buddhist master.

Read more: Nagarjuna, Trinlay Rinpoche, and the Middle Way

“When I'm with Sakyapa practitioners, they tell me that I'm Kagyu and when I'm with Kagyu practitioners, people are always reminding me that I'm Sakya,” jokes Shabdrung Rinpoche

Read more: With Shabdrung Rinpoche, the Middle Way Means Looking for What is Natural

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