Teachings from the First Visit to Europe

The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

In this series of teachings given during his first-ever visit to Europe, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, provided a stunning demonstration of what it means to live and teach with an open heart. The Karmapa shared his own life experiences and the feelings they awakened in him, reflecting on his own process of finding meaning in life. Even though he was addressing massive audiences in convention centres, the youthful Buddhist leader spoke as if conversing with close friends. The result is heart-based and comes direct with the freshness of experience.

This printed book was also made as an A4 e-PDF book (translated in other European languages) which will be downloadable for free from the Karmapa Foundation Europe website.

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Client: Karmapa Foundation Europe
Designed by Paul O’Connor at Judo Design
Cover Image by Francois Henrard
108pp – Size: Demi

Original English translation from Tibetan by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche & Damchö Diana Finnegan
Edited by Damchö Diana Finnegan & Annie Dibble

© 2015 by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje