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Karma Pakshi helped form the 900-year Karmapa lineage in its early stages of development. He is an important figure in the history of the genesis of the reincarnate Lama tradition, the ‘Living Buddhas’ of Tibet. A master of meditation, and a visionary, he was influential in the courts of two Mongolian emperors, Kubilai Khan and Mongke Khan. Karma Pakshi’s influence continues through two meditation practices, Mingyur Dorje’s ‘Karma Pakshi Guru Yoga’, and Trungpa Rinpoche’s ‘Sadhana of Mahamudra’.

The presentation by Charles Manson will cover recent research into Karma Pakshi’s life and writings. After an introduction to the life of the 2nd Karmapa, Charles Manson will introduce us to some of Karma Pakshi’s meditation instructions, with a few short sessions of meditation practice.

The presentation will cover recent research into Karma Pakshi’s life. Also, Charles Manson will introduce us to some of Karma Pakshi’s meditation instructions.

English with German translation.

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Sunday, December 10

3.15- 3.30pm
Welcome and introduction (Lama Sönam/Lama Kelzang)
3.30 – 4.30pm
Lecture about the life and teachings of Karma Pakshi
5.00 –  6.00pm
Chenresig practice with transmission of the special melody of the mantra according to Karma Pakshi
6.00 –  7.00pm
Buffet in honor of Karma Pakshi
7.00 –  7.40pm
Preliminary Meditation
7.50 – 8.50pm
Meditation: Introduction to the 4 Kayas
End of the event

Charles Manson is currently a librarian for the Tibetan collections at Bodleian Library (Oxford University) and the British Library (London).

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Participation is free of charge. We appreciate donations.

Buffet: €25, please register for participation.

Online participation of parts of this program is possible via our Online Campus.

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