Logo of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye DorjeThaye Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Karmapa to give public teachings in India

March 12, 2015

The public are invited to the the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) in New Delhi, India, for a six-day course of Buddhist teachings and empowerments. Starting on 16 March, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, will first give the Bodhisattva Vow, where participants promise to achieve the state of a Buddha for the benefit of all beings. On the first day, Karmapa will give the empowerment of Vajrasattva, and on the last day of the course, the empowerment of Chenresig. Every other day during the course, Karmapa will teach on the “Bodhisattva’s way of life” by Shantideva.

Lama Jampa Thaye will teach on Mind Training (Lojong) based on the 5th Sharmarpa’s commentary, for which he received the transmission from His Holiness the 14th Kunzig Shamarpa. Lama Jampa Thaye is a Kagyu lama, who hosted His Holiness the 16th Karmapa on his visit to England in the late 1970s.

Other teachers will also give teachings during the week. On the last day there will be a presentation of Shamar Rinpoche’s life.

For the full program, see the event page.

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa giving an empowerment. Photo / Ginger Neumann

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, giving an empowerment. Photo / Ginger Neumann