It is with great joy that we announce the visit of the highest authority of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism: His Holiness the XVII Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje.
His spiritual role has its origin in a tradition which began in the 11th century. It was then that in this Buddhist school, which was started by Tilopa and his disciple Naropa, followed by Marpa, Milarepa and Gampopa , the realization of the Mahamudra was transmitted in all its purity to the first Karmapa. This transmission has been maintained alive in an uninterrupted line through the successive reincarnations of Karmapas until the present one.
Born in 1983 in Lhasa (Tibet), as a young child he began his intense training, centred on the study of Buddhist philosophy and meditation. He has received all the essential transmissions and the monastic education in the sutras and tantras, as well as all the other aspects of the profound lineage of the Practice.
The Karmapa Mikyö Dorje Centre was visited by His Holiness the XVII Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje in June 2004 and in September 2005, visits during which he declared that the Centre would be a reference point for the development and expansion of the Dharma.
For the last eight years the Karmapa Mikyö Dorje Centre Sangha has dedicated itself entirely to the construction of the new Temple. The materialization of this project fulfils the plans foretold by Bodhisattva Lama Jesús, thus this new visit by His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa is a profound recognition of his work.
The Sutra Lankavatara refers to H. H. Karmapa in the following words:
"Those who contemplate his face, even once, will be freed from their dark veils. Simply seeing him leads to liberation"