Program for Nürburg, Germany (held at the Bitburger Event-Center, Nürburgring):
29th of May
Teaching: The short Ngöndro – Part I
Teaching: The short Ngöndro – Part II
Teaching: Guru Yoga Practice
30th of May
Teaching: The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer – Part I
Teaching: The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer – Part II
Empowerment: The 84 Mahasiddhas
31st of May
Empowerment: Dorje Sempa
Empowerment: Medicine Buddha
Program for Berlin, Germany (held at the Estrel Convention Centre):
5th June 2014
Public Talk: ‘Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World. Heart-Advice for a Meaningful Life’
6th June 2014
Public Talk: ‘Mind Training – Taming the Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness’
Public Talk: ‘Buddhism and the Environment – Living in Harmony with our Planet’
7th June 2014
Public Talk: ‘Changing the World from the Inside Out – Love and Compassion for a Globalised World’
Teaching: ‘Developing Inner Peace – The Art of Meditation with Cultural Events’
8th June 2014
Empowerment: Karma Pakshi
Youth Event: ‘The Future Is Now –- Today's Youth are the Hope for a Better Tomorrow’ (free registration for all under 30 years)
From the Karmapa Germany website:
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa in Germany
May 28th to June 9th, 2014
With the support granted by the Central Government of India and the Tibetan Administration in Exile, we have the great pleasure and honor to announce the first visit to Europe by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje.
Between the 28th May and 9th June, 2014 His Holiness will visit Germany in the heart of Europe, where he is expected with great joy. His first, historic journey to the continent will begin at Kamalashila Institute®, his main seat in Europe, and continue to the German capital of Berlin.
The Karma Kagyu Gemeinschaft Deutschland e.V. is delighted to invite all students, friends and interested public to join in this happy occasion and turn it into a successful, festive event.
From the Bodhicharya Berlin event on Facebook:
The 17th Karmapa --- Face and voice of 21st century Tibetan Buddhism --- visits Europe
It is our great pleasure and honour to announce the first visit to Europe by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. With the kind support granted by the Central Government of India and the Tibetan Administration in Exile, His Holiness will be visiting Berlin from 5th - 8th June 2014.
After the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama, the 17th Karmapa is venerated as the third most significant representative of Tibetan Buddhism.
During his German tour his programme will include both traditional Buddhist teachings and secular events concerning current social issues such as Buddhism and the environment or the significance of compassion in a globalised world.
The Karmapa also wants to address to the young people of his own generation, in order to engender hope and faith in their future, at a time when the problems facing the world may often seem insurmountable. He is critical of the culture of consumerism which dominates much of the world today, urging personal responsibility and active engagement for sustainability, and protection of the environment in the light of climate change. He is an advocate of social justice and gender equality and a commentator on other pressing issues in society at large.
Throughout the world, the Karmapa has attracted respect and support because he is known to be someone who “walks the talk“, not only advocating change but taking active steps towards the realization of his vision.
The Karmapa is far from seeing himself as a religious missionary; rather he sees himself as a voice representing a source of ancient wisdom from the East in a dialogue with the modern world.