The second most important Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee is very keen to return to India and preside over his religious programs scheduled in December according to former advisor on Tibetan Affairs, Government of India, Mr. Amitabh Mathur post speculations over the cancellation of 13th Tibetan religious leaders meet.Read more
The Buddhist monks in Sikkim have started a relay hunger strike or a dharna in demand from the state and the union government of India to allow the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee to visit the state and his righful abode Rumtek monastery. The dharna has entered its 33rd day today and the monks has not received any positive response from both the levels of government.Read more
On the 6th day of the Spring teachings of Gyalwang Karmapa in Sarnath, he discussed about the core issue of whether a buddhist practitioner eat meat. He also clarified the incorrect meaning of his suggestion for people to stop eating meat that he made few years ago at a Kagyu Monlam.Read more
Gyalwang Karmapa announced at the 3rd Arya Kshema Winter Dharma Gathering in Bodhgaya, an annual three-week event that the Karmapa established in 2013 that he plans to establish a monastic college to educate and empower female buddhist practitioners of the Himalayan region.
The planned monastic college is also said to offer educational opportunities to laywomen as well.