Tuesday, 8 March 2016

His Holiness Orgyen Trinley Dorje, 17th Karmapa, to visit Europe in May/June 2016.


The Karmapa Foundation Europe (KFE) is happy to announce that His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, has generously accepted to visit Europe for a third time in 2016.

The visit to Europe has been confirmed and all necessary clearances have been given by the relevant authorities. His Holiness will teach Dharma in new European countries and places: Geneva, Zürich and Paris.

On behalf of all European students and friends, the KFE gives its warmest welcome to His Holiness and has no doubt that the visit will be as memorable as the previous ones so far. It invites everybody and in particular all those people from Europe and outside who have not yet had the opportunity to see His Holiness to try and attend these teachings given in May and June 2016.

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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Dates for the diary : Two important visits to Ireland in late spring. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche & Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

We are so very happy to announce that Her Eminence Jestün Khandro Rinpoche will visit to give her first teachings in Ireland during May this year, at the joint invitations of Bodhicharya Ireland and Rigpa. The venue will be Dzogchen Beara, Allihies, West Cork;  the date, 8pm Friday 20th - 1pm Sunday 22nd May, the topic is yet to be announced.
Khandro Rinpoche was born in Derah Dun, northern India, and educated within both the Nyingma and Kagyu traditions; she also studied from an early age under the tutelage of english speaking nuns at a catholic convent, on the instruction of her three root guides: her father, Mindroling Trichen, HH the 16th Karmapa, and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. These masters had the foresight to see the value of western education for her as a teacher travelling beyond India.  It is thus our great good fortune that she is fully at ease in our western environment and delivers all her teachings in fluent English.  

'Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche was born as the eldest daughter of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Gyurme Künzang Wangyal, the 11th throne holder of the renowned Mindrolling lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Throughout its history, some of the greatest masters of their time have been born within the Mindrolling lineage including the unique lineage of female masters known as the Jetsünma line, a remarkable Mindrolling tradition.
Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa as the reincarnation of the great Dakini of Tshurphu, Khandro Orgyen Tsomo, a respected and revered female master who spent most of her life in retreat.
For the past two decades, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche has been teaching in Europe, North America, and Asia. Rinpoche is actively involved with the Mindrolling Monastery in India and in 1993, Rinpoche established the Samten Tse Retreat Centre in Mussoorie, India, as a branch of Mindrolling Monastery, a place of study and retreat for both nuns and Western lay practitioners. The North American Seat of Mindrolling International, Mindrolling Lotus Garden Retreat Centre was established by Rinpoche in 2003 in the USA'.  

We are also delighted to share that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will be visiting us in Dublin again from 20th - 23rd June 2016 (inclusive).  The four nights of teaching will take place at Kagyu Samye Dzong, 156 Inchicore Road, Dublin, and details will be published here soon.    Due to his overly busy schedule - one result of a constantly widening interest across the world, Rinpoche will not able to provide the customary weekend teachings at the Hilton Hotel organised by Bodhicharya, but will be teaching in Dzogchen Beara from 24th - 26th June.