His Holiness concludes his first visit to Canada by greatly delighting Vancouver
The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa (http://kagyuoffice.org/karmapa/), at 31 years old, is the spiritual leader of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The Karmapa lineage dates back 900 years; it is the oldest and foremost lineage to commence a tradition of reincarnate teachers in Tibetan Buddhism.
The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa’s first Canadian tour arrived at its final stop, Vancouver, on June 17th. His Holiness was warmly received by local Tibetans and members of the legislative assembly for Burnaby and Richmond cities at the airport. The party then arrived together to a welcoming procession at Thrangu Monastery Canada.
On June 18, His Holiness performed the empowerment of Avalokiteśvara or Chenrezig, the embodiment of all the compassion of all the Buddhas.
On June 20, His Holiness was delightfully hoasted by Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpche and the Nalandabodhi Vancouver sangha.
On June 21, His Holiness visited Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city, and was given a tour of the province’s Parliament buildings.
On June 22, His Holiness and Wade Davis discussed environmental and social (in)equality issues at UBC’s Chan Centre. The conversation centred around His Holiness’ new book “Interconnected”. The UBC President, Professor Ono, Grand Chief Ed John, and Coastal Wolf Pack, a traditional Salish song and dance group, welcomed His Holiness.
From June 23 to 24, His Holiness gave his final teaching of his first Canadian tour to over 2000 followers in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver. The two-day teaching dealt with disturbing emotions in relation to the Akshobhya practice.
At the end of this memorable last teaching, His Holiness said that he intends to visit Canada again in the very near future to follow up all those unanswered questions from the participants. At this instant, the theatre roared with applause, cheers, and filled with smiling faces.
Good news: When during the KCCL audience I asked His Holiness whether he intends to visit Halifax on his next trip to Canada, he said to our delight: Yes!
You can find many photos (and also videos) of the above events on the Facebook page of Karmapa Canada: https://www.facebook.com/KarmapaCanada17/
Teaching schedules of various Kagyü and Nyingma teachers
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche:
August 11–13, 2017, at Thrangu Monastery Canada: Teaching on “Letter to a Friend” by Nagarjuna
November 4–10, 2017: The Annual Long Life Prayers and Lama Dancing fro Thrangu Rinpoche’s long life
For more information, see: http://www.rinpoche.com/schedule.html
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche:
October 6–9, 2017: Canada Open Retreat 2017, in Toronto, Canada
October 19–22, 2017: Sangha Retreat 2017, in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Noveber 10–12, 2017: Rescate Emocional, in Mexico City, Mexico
For more information, see: http://www.dpr.info/category/schedule/
Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche:
For details of the various stops of her “Americas—2017” and “Europe—Fall 2017” tours, see:
For details of Rinpoche’s various stops of his teaching tour to Nepal, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Nepal, and India, see: https://tergar.org/mingyur-rinpoches-schedule/