Our true relationship with each other is that we are all one family
On January 5, 2000, the 14 year old 17th Gyalwa Karmapa arrived in Dharamsala after escaping from his monastery in occupied Tibet by means of a week-long journey by car, foot, horseback, helicopter and train. Since his safe arrival, the Gyalwa Karmapa, who was identified at age 8 as the reincarnate head of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism, has not only continued his traditional monastic training under various highly-realized masters, but has also demonstrated the ability to blend classic Buddhist philosophical training with contemporary issues. He has studied science, computers, and English, and is an environmental activist. From his years in Tibet, he speaks fluent Chinese. He has also written and produced a six-act play on the life of Milarepa.
It’s very important for people of different regions and different Tibetan backgrounds to work harmoniously. Sometimes we can be governed by pride and selfishness. It is very important for us to work together, collectively together, to endure our hardships collectively together. And in this spirit I ask you to continue to work together to support His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
We took these photos during two events in Richmond, California on His Holiness the Karmapa’s third visit to the United States this spring. The first was a public talk at the Craneway Pavilion (3/19/2015) and the second was a smaller gathering at the Gyuto Foundation on 3/20/2015. “Harmony and cooperation is the most powerful source in any society to bring about positive change.”
Are you finding the course helpful?
With the intention of making this course accessible for everyone, especially during such uncertain and troubling times, we offer it to everyone at no cost. We earnestly hope that the lessons bring you benefit!
If you find the course helpful, and you have the means, we ask that you support our work preserving and nourishing Tibetan culture while helping people all over the world experience its joys.
Please make a contribution at a level you can afford here >>
Want to be ready to travel to Tibet?
Sign up to get instant access to our FREE Tibet Travel Planning Guide that shows you exactly how to:
- Get your visa and Tibet permits
- Avoid altitude sickness
- Choose a reliable, Tibetan-owned agent
- And much more…so you can feel peace of mind about your trip, and have a great, safe journey!
Along with instant access to your free, comprehensive online guide for planning your Tibet travel, you will also get our weekly newsletter, with tips, tools and strategies for simple, safe and meaningful Tibet travel.