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12 August, 2017






August 12, 2017

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares this statement following today’s news of the tragic incident in Uttar Pradesh.

Dharma friends

I have just learned about the passing of at least 60 babies at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh in Northern India.

I am not a parent, and so it is impossible for me to understand what the families must be going through.

Having said that, I offer my heartfelt prayers for all of those suffering as a result of this tragedy, and I ask all of my students to offer their prayers as well.

With compassion

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa



August 11, 2017





在格勒諾布爾的教學行程完畢後,噶瑪巴將造訪在西班牙馬拉加的噶瑪根(Karma Guen)中心,這是噶瑪巴2017年歐洲弘法之旅的最後一站。

Karmapa invites Sangyumla to join him in Grenoble

August 11, 2017

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, is delighted that his wife Sangyumla and members of her family are able to join him for teachings in Grenoble, France, as part of his European tour.

Following an extensive teaching schedule in Sweden and Spain, Karmapa arrived in France this week to start six days of teachings in Grenoble, at the invitation of Lama Teunsang and students in Montchardon.

On the first day of Karmapa’s teachings, on the subject of the meaning of taking refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha, Sangyumla joined the thousands of students present.

Karmapa says:

It is an auspicious opportunity to be here with Lama Teunsang and so many Dharma friends from Montchardon, France and the rest of Europe.
I am of course very pleased that Sangyumla and her family are able to join these teachings, and that we do not have to wait until Bodh Gaya in December to all be together to share in the precious teachings of the Buddha Dharma.’

Following Karmapa’s teaching schedule in Grenoble, he will visit Karma Guen in Malaga, Spain, the last leg of Karmapa’s 2017 European teaching tour.



依佛菩薩之修行路 / 我們是有力量和選擇在菩薩道上修行


依佛菩薩之修行路,是有方法和途徑讓我們專注於積累和致力於無限、無量、幾乎是無窮的利益。沒有別的,就是運用我們的「Changchub sem” (藏語), 或「菩提心」(梵語),英文譯作「覺悟的心」或「發菩提心達致覺悟境界」。


According to the ways of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, there is a method or a way where we can focus on accumulations and dedicate them, aiming them towards something that is timeless, towards something that is immeasurable, towards something that is almost unlimited in terms of its benefit. And that method would be none other than using or directing our mind towards what is known as ‘changchub sem’ in Tibetan or ‘bodhicitta’ in Sanskrit, the English translation of which is ‘enlightened mind’, or the generating of our own mind towards enlightened phenomena.


6 月6日



We have the power and choice to journey on the path of a Bodhisattva. We can not control all of the conflict in our world, but we can control our response to it. We can help ensure that we do not create more harm, we do not cause more commotion, but instead prepare for peace by letting go of grasping, by keeping the mind calm and tapping into the eternal pool of compassion and wisdom that lies within all of us. For it is within this pool, this Inner Wealth, that lies the source of peace.



每天只需五分鐘 / 如何輕鬆地克服挑戰

9 May






Taking 5 minutes a day

It is beneficial to reflect every day on what we are really seeking, theconditions that we have been gathering, and the methods that we have been applying. There is no harm in taking a little time every day from our schedules. We can start by taking just five minutes a day – it’s not much – and the practice itself doesn’t need to involve intensive methods or rigorous procedures. All we need to do is sit, or stand in a place where we feel comfortable, quiet and peaceful.

Then, simply meditate and reflect, with a calm state of mind and body. Reflect on the past 24 hours – nothing more – reflect on exactly what has happened. Do this in an unemotional way, without judgment. By doing so, there is so much benefit. You will understand more about yourself, the various interesting aspects of your life. Not only will this help your memory, gain clarity, but it can truly help you understand yourself, and the true nature of happiness.

I encourage all of you to try this. I follow this practice as much as I can, and it definitely brings a lot of benefit. It helps me to understand exactly where I am, what I have experienced in the past, and by doing so it also helps me understand what may happen, the possibilities. In this way, this simple practice can help us understand the past, the present and the future.

We feel confident, and can gain an insight into happiness.



31 May




How to overcome challenges without struggle

By sowing seeds of compassionate understanding as each moment passes, we are able to overcome various kinds of confusion without much struggle. Obstacles are easily avoided and we advance safely along the path of virtue, making great use of this precious and fragile human existence. For example, in the
midst of obstacles, by focusing on our innermost wishes, this will help us to overcome arising mental and physical challenges.



發願和無私奉獻 / 心識的本質




18 April

Aspiration and dedication: these two are such skilful means, such unsurpassable phenomena or qualities of the mind that, where it would normally take an eon to accumulate a certain amount of merit, with aspiration and dedication we are able to reduce that eon of hard work to just one lifetime.




如果一個修行者仔細觀察自己的心識,會察覺很明顯地心識是念念相續不斷 ,非常困難發現或描述它有一個起點。




25 April

#Karmapa on the nature of our minds

If a practitioner looks at his or her mind closely, it’s clear that it simply moves forward, constantly – it is very very hard to detect or to describe a beginning in its movement.

This shows that the mind’s nature is never to hold on or cling to something (like the dream which is samsara). The moment the practitioner allows their mind to try to hold on or cling to something, both the immediate and long-term repercussions will be to experience agitation, meaning suffering (‘dukkha’) or confusion.

Therefore, just these simple facts show the practitioner that their mind is never meant to hold on to dreams or hold on to samsara, and that whoever has a consciousness or a mind, it is naturally supposed to wake from the dream and move forward towards enlightenment.




June 28, 2017



Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, led several days of Buddhist ceremonies to mark the 3rd anniversary of the parinirvana of his teacher, His Holiness Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche. The ceremonies took place in Kalimpong in north India and were attended by local people and devotees from India and around the world.

Karmapa also blessed the new construction of the Diwakar Buddhist Academy and the Diwakar Buddhist School, and inaugurated a meditation hall for local people.








Kagyu Monlam 2017 dates announced

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, will once again lead the Kagyu Monlam, the most important gathering of Kagyu teachers and students of the year. This event will be the first public appearance of Karmapa with his wife, Sangyumla Rinchen Yangzom.

The Kagyu Monlam will take place in Bodh Gaya, India, where the historical Buddha Shakyamuni attained enlightenment, from 14-20 December 2017.

For more information about the Kagyu Monlam, see the website




His Holiness Karmapa’s HK dharma tour at end of March 2018

各位師兄法友大家好! 有大好消息要和大家分享:

Great News to Share With All Dharma Friends:


His Holiness Karmapa will visit Hong Kong at the end of March 2018, the activities will include presiding over empowerments and Kagyu Monlam in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai for three consecutive days. There will be dharma teachings on 7th April and a life release ceremony at sea on 8th April.


We welcome your participation. Please join us!


**Further details will be published soon**

永恆的喜悅 / 內在財富





13 April

Timeless Happiness is gained from understanding our own inherent qualities, such as compassion and loving kindness, and gaining wisdom about our true nature. When we reflect on the nature of this type of happiness, we find something unchanging, permanent – and therefore worthwhile to seek.








21 April

#Karmapa on Inner Wealth:

From a Buddhist perspective, we have a broader view of the types of wealth that exist. There is Material Wealth, but there is also Inner Wealth. Inner Wealth is timeless, and in this sense it is the opposite of Material Wealth. Inner Wealth is the rich pool of compassion, wisdom and other non-material values that lies within us.

All of these values are in front of us, within us, but because we lack the experience of drawing upon Inner Wealth, we tend to look to the outside too easily. We lack balance, we do not feel whole, partly because we are considering our wealth and success solely in terms that are by their nature limited and exhausting. When we have an understanding and experience of Inner Wealth, we are able to strike a balance with Material Wealth and feel whole again.













#Karmapa’s message on the 3rd anniversary of Shamar Rinpoche’s

Dear dharma friends

The 11th of June marks three years since the parinirvana of my late
teacher His Holiness 14th Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche.

I ask all of my students to join me in continuing to pray for his swift

On this day, as we meditate on Shamar Rinpoche’s rebirth, may we all
remember the example and spiritual teachings of his birth, life and
passing. They are teachings of great compassion. They are teachings of
great wisdom.

With prayers

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa



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如何找到平衡 / 不陌生的內在財富





8 March

How to find balance

We have to find a balance. The real balance is accepting change as change. The extremes we could fall into are thinking that ‘this is not it’ or thinking ‘there is something more’. Thinking either way deviates us from the truth. The truth is that change is change, impermanence is impermanence. It really is that simple.






13 March

Inner Wealth is not something foreign to you – from the moment of birth, the experience of compassion and wisdom has always been there, from the very first moments in your life, in your relationships with parents, guardians or friends – these are the first things that you faced. If there is no compassion and wisdom, there is no life. You cannot survive without love. In this way, Inner Wealth is a basic human need, just like air, food, water and shelter.



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The moment I heard the sad news from Manchester, I offered my prayers for everyone affected, and I continue to pray.

I can’t imagine the confusion and sense of loss that all those involved must be experiencing. All I can offer is my heart, and to try and share my limited understanding of life, according to Buddha’s teachings.

In life, there is no absolute end, loss or death. Life simply flows in a series of pulses, according to causes and conditions.

In today’s world, it is easy to be consumed by abstract ideas of absolute loss and absolute gain. So, when ‘life happens,’ we are naturally confused and disturbed.

While we may feel that we have absolutely lost our loved ones, the truth is, this is not the case, and we need not burden ourselves with such heavy hearts. Their physical presence may be no more, but that does not mean that they are no more. The physical form will come and go.

Their memory, what they represent and mean to us, will always be present in us, in the way that we carry ourselves in life. It is now up to us to honour them and all that they stood for.

Because they are us, and we are them. We go with each other, inseparable.

May we take a little time to meditate on the fact that, in absolute terms, there are no real losses.

Though it is natural for us to experience sadness for our loved ones, let us not overburden ourselves with sorrow.

Equally, may we find a path to forgive all those who are driven by strong afflictive emotions, and who live with great pain.

For all those affected:

We are praying for you.

I am praying for you.

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa




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菩薩的行為和菩薩的態度 / 慈悲心是我們最好的武器


為拯救他人不要遇溺,我們必先確保自己不會遇溺。我們本身需懂得游泳。所以,如果學習游泳的背後是一種利益他人的推動(在我們的情況而言是利益有情眾生的動機),那就是菩薩行- 菩薩行為和菩薩的態度。

21 March
In order to save someone from drowning, we must first make sure that we do not drown. We have to be able to swim. So, if the act of learning how to swim is motivated by a beneficial cause (in our case, the motivation of wanting to benefit sentient beings) then it is a Bodhisattva practice – a Bodhisattva act and Bodhisattva attitude.







24 March

Compassion is the best weapon we have

No matter what kind of aggression we feel, the best weapon that we have as human beings is compassion.

This doesn’t mean that we have to constantly offer our cheeks to be slapped, but instead we can very skilfully express this compassion by having great patience, by bearing all the difficulties that we might face.

Compassion can really overcome all forms of obstacles. Of course, that doesn’t mean that suddenly life radically changes and that everything is alright. But somehow, through that practice of compassion, life makes sense. It makes sense to live, it makes sense to move forward, it makes sense to do anything.


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