We are very excited to announce that the 17th Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje, will be visiting Hong Kong in January 2013. There are events over a 10 day period, starting on 18 January and ending on 27 January. As the head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, Gyalwa Karmapa is simply the most important teacher we have. It is a very precious opportunity to meet Gyalwa Karmapa, especially as he normally comes to Hong Kong only every other year, and so we would very much recommend everyone who is able to attend these events to come along. The highlight of the course are the three empowerments or initiations which take place over the first weekend (18-20 January).
About the teacher
His Holiness Karmapa is the head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in 1983 in central Tibet, he began telling his parents, the great Nyingma lama Mipham Rinpoche and Dechen Wangmo, that he was the Karmapa almost as soon as he could speak. Traditionally, the Karmapas are said to recognise themselves in each incarnation. Following the tradition of many centuries, the child was tested and formally recognised by the highest lama in the Karma Kagyu after the lineage head himself, the 14th Shamar Rinpoche, and given the name Trinley Thaye Dorje, meaning Limitless Unchanging Buddha Activity. For more information about Karmapa, please visit his website.
Schedule and Information
The events with Gyalwa Karmapa are organised by our ‘sister’ centre in Hong Kong, the New Horizon Buddhist Association who can be contacted directly via their website: www.kagyunews.com.hk. Please refer to this file for more information.