Karmapa in America 2015 Public Events Schedule

The following is a list of the public events on this two-month tour. Karmapa Foundation is honored to have coordinated the tour, while individual events were organized by the inviting institutions. Follow the links below to read all about each event, and to watch the videos of His Holiness the Karmapas teachings across the country.

PUBLIC TEACHINGS ON THIS TRIP

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Stanford, California
March 17, 2015
5:30 pm
Lecture: “Caring Connections: Compassion, Technology and the Environment”

Event co-hosted by Stanford Universitys Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, and Massachusetts Institute of Technologys (MIT) Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values. Read the report and see the photos here. Watch a video of the lecture online here.

KAGYU DRODEN KUNCHAB

San Francisco, California
March 19, 2015
9 am 11 am

Watch a video of this teaching online here.

TIBETAN ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

South Richmond, California
March 19, 2015
7:30 pm

Read the report and see the photos here. Watch a video of this teaching online here.

GYUTO FOUNDATION

East Richmond Heights, California
March 20, 2015

Read report and view photos here. View this video created by the foundation to document the visit here.

UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS

Redlands, California
March 24, 2015
7 pm
Lecture: “Living Interdependence”

View photos of this event here. View video of this lecture here.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Cambridge, Massachusetts
March 26, 2015
4 pm
Lecture: “Caring for Life on Earth in the Twenty-first Century”

Read the report and see photos of this lecture here. View a video of this event here.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Princeton, New Jersey
April 1, 2015
4:30 pm
Evening Lecture: “A Buddhist Perspective: Gender, the Environment and Activism”

Full report and photos available here. View the video of this talk here.

KARMA THEGSUM CHÖLING-NEW JERSEY

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
April 4, 2015
10 am – 12 pm & 2 pm – 4 pm
Teaching: “Clarifying the Stages of the Meditative Path”

Read the full report here and view the video here.

YALE UNIVERSITY

New Haven, Connecticut
April 7, 2015
4 pm
Chubb Fellowship Lecture: “Compassion into Action: Buddhism and the Environment”

Watch the video of this lecture here. Read the report here. To learn about the Chubb Fellowship and what it means, click here.

TIBETAN COMMUNITY of NEW YORK and NEW JERSEY

Hunter College, New York
April 10, 2015
6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Public Teaching

Read the report and view photos of this event.

DANANG FOUNDATION

New York City
April 11 & 12, 2015
9:30 am – 12 pm Sat. | 9:30 am – 12 pm Sun. | 3 pm – 5:30 pm Sun.
Teaching: “Four Dharmas of Gampopa” & Akshobhya Instructions and Empowerment

View the video of the teaching on the four Dharmas of Gampopa here, the teaching on Buddha Akshobhya here, and the video of the Akshobhya empowerment here. Read a full report on the three sessions, respectively.

KARMAPA SERVICE SOCIETY

New York City
April 13, 2015
4 pm
Empowerment for Tibetan and Himalayan Community

Read the report and view a full slide show of this event.

KARMAPA FOUNDATION

New York City
April 14, 2015
7 pm – 9 pm
Public Talk: “Joining Heart and Mind: Creating a Compassionate World”

View the video of this lecture here, and read a report of the event here.

KARMA TRIYANA DHARMACHAKRA

Kingston, New York
April 18, 2015
10 am – 12 pm & 3 pm – 5 pm
Bestowal of Refuge Vow & Teaching: “The Development of Genuine Compassion”

For the morning session, view the video here and read the full report here.  For the afternoon session, view the video here and read the full report here.

Kingston, New York
April 19, 2015
7 pm
Karma Pakshi Empowerment

Woodstock, New York
April 19, 2015
10 am – 12 pm & 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
&
April 20, 2015
10 am – 12 pm & 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teachings: The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

For these two days of private teachings for KTD members, a live webcast with English, Spanish and Chinese translation was provided. View videos of the first day here (morning session) and here (afternoon session). Watch the videos of the second days morning session here and the afternoon session here.

KUNZANG PALCHEN LING

Red Hook, New York
April 24, 2015
Medicine Buddha Teaching and Reading Transmission
10 am noon

Read the full report and see photos of this event here. View a video of the teachings at KPL here.

KAGYU THUBTEN CHOLING

Wappingers Falls, New York
April 24, 2015
Afternoon

Read the full report and view photos, or view this video from KTC.

PRAYERS FOR VICTIMS OF EARTHQUAKE IN NEPAL

Manhattan, New York
May 2, 2015
2:30 pm

A video of this prayer session can be viewed here. Read a full account of the event here.

TERGAR MEDITATION COMMUNITY

Madison, Wisconsin
May 5, 2015
10 am
Wisdom and Devotion: Teachings on the Kagyü Lineage Prayer

A video of this teaching can be viewed here. A detailed account of the teaching can be read here.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON

Madison, Wisconsin
May 5, 2015
7 pm 8:30 pm
The Heart, the Brain, and Society: Buddhist and Scientific Perspectives on the Cultivation of Well-being A Dialogue with Richard Davidson and Sona Dimidjian

A recording of the live webcast can be viewed here. A full report can be read here.

TIBETAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION OF MINNESOTA

Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 6, 2015
7 pm
Teaching on Creating a Better World, Chenrezig and Padmasambhava Oral Transmission

A detailed description of this event in Minneapolis can be read here. A video of the evenings event can be viewed here.

TIBETAN ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON

Lynnwood, Washington
May 8, 2015
4 pm
Teaching and Long-Life Empowerment

A video of this event can be viewed here.

SAKYA MONASTERY OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM

Seattle, Washington
May 9, 2015
10:30 am 11:30 am
Green Tara Transmission

A video of this event can be viewed online here.

NALANDABODHI

Seattle, Washington
May 9, 2015
2 pm – 4 pm
7 pm – 9 pm
Teaching: A Call to Compassionate Action and Panel Discussion with youth leaders on social justice.

The first session, which includes the discussion with youth leaders, can be viewed online here. The second session, a teaching on emptiness and compassion, can be viewed here.