Welcome to the Karmapa Center 16

༧རྒྱལ་དབང་ཀརྨ་པ་བཅུ་དྲུག་པ་ཆེན་པོ་རྗེས་དྲན་ཆོས་ཀྱི་བསྟི་གནས།

མདུན་ངོས།  ༧རྒྱལ་དབང་མཆོག་གི་བཀའ་སློབ།  མཆོད་རྟེན།  ལོ་རྒྱུས།  ཆོས་ཚོགས།   དྲ་བརྙན།  སྐུ་པར་ཁག   ཡིག་ཚང་།   གསལ་བསྒྲགས།


Karmapa Center 16’s mission is to commemorate His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa with a stupa, memorial, meditation hall, retreat center, and place to learn and study about the history of Buddhism and the Karma Kagyu lineage. This center will be in close proximity to the place of his passing, or parinirvana, and offer the opportunity for any interested visitors to pay respects, conduct pilgrimage, meditate, visit and learn.


I will always exert myself in dharmic recitations, proclamations, and readings.

In mind, I will not flutter back and forth like a young bird on a branch. Not getting absorbed in discursive thoughts of good and bad, I will meditate, cultivating forbearance and relying on my own perceptions, not those of others. I will reflect on how best to benefit the teachings and beings.

In particular, the vital essence of the thought of all victorious ones is the true nature—the uncontrived, innate dharmakaya. Without ever lapsing, I will sustain it with one taste in equipoise and post-meditation.

an excerpt from Heart Advice of the Karmapa, translated by Tyler Dewar