The so-called war of words involving North Korea, South Korea and the United States, raises an important question for our time: how do we define violence?
Many people have pointed to the threat of violent conflict, but I believe that it has already taken place. In Buddhism, violence is thought of not just as physical action, but in terms of our thoughts and words as well. We can see through history that physical conflict rarely takes place without violent thoughts and words preceding them. Our thoughts manifest our words. Our words manifest our deeds.
As Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism says,
"Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world."
In the face of so much conflict, how can we manifest a world that heals, rather than destroys?
Thursday 13 June , Inauguration of the Institute .
This day of inaugural festivities led by the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa will begin at 11 am in the presence of dignitaries and guests. It will end with a dinner for all. The entire programme of festivities on Thursday is graciously offered by Dhagpo Kagyu Ling.
Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June, Teachings (topics to be announced) and the exceptional Gyalwa Gyamtso empowerment.
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We are glad to announce the programme for His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa's visit to Kuching, Malaysia, which will take place from May 16th to 23rd.
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K.I.B.I., March 21st, 2013: Gyalwa Karmapa transmits the Chenresig empowerment to around a thousand devotees from North-East India, gathered at K.I.B.I. for a Nyung-ne (Uposadh) retreat.
First day His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa was warmly welcomed at K.I.B.I. by around 1000 North Eastern India devotees. In the afternoon Gyalwa Karmapa transmitted Chenresig empowerment.
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Once again, this year’s K.I.B.I. course will finish with a special programme of empowerments and teachings transmitted by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, assisted by Prof. Sempa Dorje and Khenpo Tsering.
Moreover, K.I.B.S. will also celebrate its first anniversary during this week.
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On 11th february took place Losar - Tibetan New Year ceremony at K.I.B.I. Gyalwa Karmapa presided Chenresig Puja with 1000 lamps offering.
Press Conference of His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa together with Mrs. Dita, Mrs. Chingmy Yau, Mr. Aaron Kwok and Mr. Alan Lin at the Grand Hyatt Hotel
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa is visiting Hong Kong from January 15th to 28th 2013. On January 15th he arrived from India at Hong Kong International Airport and was welcomed among many followers by Ven. Pewar Rinpoche and Nendo Kuchung Rinpoche.
Once again, as the crowning highlight of this year’s K.I.B.I. course, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje will transmit two empowerments, give teachings and hold question-and-answer sessions at Karmapa International Buddhist Institute.
The programme with His Holiness is scheduled between March 10 and 15, 2013.
Gyalwa Karmapa will transmit the empowerments of Manjushri (the enlightened aspect embodying the wisdom of all Buddhas) and Gampopa, the main teacher of the first Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa.
He will also give general dharma teachings and answer any questions his students may have.
Between January 18 and 27, 2013, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje will pay his third official visit to Hong Kong, following ardent requests by his many disciples there. Please find below the official programme for his upcoming visit.
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