The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee has clarified on Wednesday that he has actually requested for an Indian visa since October 2018. The spiritual leader of Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism has long been trying to get the approvals from Indian authorities to return to Indian from US after he acquired the citizenship of Commonwealth of Dominica.Read more
The security personals deployed at the temporal residence of the Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India has now been reduced to half. The residence of the Karmapa in India has been vacant since his departure from the country in May, 2017.Read more
The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India commits a diplomatic blunder over the issue of Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee according to the special report in the Sunday Guardian Live by Vijay Kranti, a senior journalist and Chairman, Centre for Himalayan Asia Studies & Engagement (CHASE).Read more
According to breaking developments in the media reports, the Indian government reportedly not recognising well known Ogyen Trinley Dorje who is presently out of India on an extended stay in the United States since May last year as the 17th Karmapa.Read more
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.