HH Ogyen Trinley Dorje and HH Trinley Thaye Dorje meet

Transcript of the Joint Statement

His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje and His Holiness Trinley Thaye Dorje met over the last few days at a rural location in France. Their purpose was to get to know each other personally. They also discussed how they might work together to preserve and strengthen the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

After their discussions, His Holiness Trinley Thaye Dorje and His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje issued the following joint statement:

“We are both very pleased to have had this opportunity to meet and get to know each other in a peaceful and relaxed environment. We both had this wish for many years, and we are gratified that this wish has now been fulfilled.

The purpose of our meeting was primarily to spend time together so that we could establish a personal relationship. We were able to talk together freely and to learn about each other for the first time. We were thus able to begin what we expect will develop into a strong connection.

While we were together we also talked about ways that we could work to heal the divisions that have unfortunately developed within our precious Karma Kagyu lineage in recent years. We view it as our duty and responsibility to do whatever we can to bring the lineage together.

This undertaking is critically important for the future of the Karma Kagyu lineage as well as for the future of Tibetan Buddhism and the benefit of all sentient beings. We therefore ask everyone within the Karma Kagyu community to join us in our efforts to strengthen and preserve our lineage. We view it as our collective responsibility to restore harmony to our tradition which is a lineage of wisdom and compassion.”

His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje           His Holiness Trinley Thaye Dorje

His Holiness Karmapa in Toronto, October 27–28

Chenrezig Teachings and Empowerment

At the request of Karma Sonam Dargye Ling, the Canadian Centre of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, His Holiness has agreed to give teachings this October in Toronto.


The Beanfield Centre Ballroom, Toronto, Canada.

Dates and Times

10am – 11:30am // Dharma Teaching, Session 1
3pm – 4:30pm // Dharma Teaching, Session 2

10am – 11:3am // Dharma Teaching, Session 3
3pm – 4:30pm // Empowerment

Venue Capacity


For more information, please visit the official website of event main sponsor Karma Sonam Dargye Ling.

Xuanzang’s classical Yogācāra masterpiece: Cheng weishi lun 

The Cheng weishi lun (= Treatise Demonstrating  Vijñapti-mātratā) may be said to be one of the most precious gems in the whole of the Chinese Tripiṭaka. Purporting to be a composite commentary on Vasubandhu’s Triṃśikā Vijñaptimātratāsiddhi, it is a translation-compilation by Xuanzang 玄奘 (600–664 CE) with the assistance of his pupil Kuiji 窺基 (632–682 CE).

Xuanzang’s main mission in the Cheng weishi lun (= CWSL) is the establishment and elucidation of the thesis of vijñapti-mātra. Kuiji explains:

Mātra (“sole”) serves the purpose of negatively excluding that there are grasped phenomena such as selfhood and dharmas existing apart from the mind.

Vijñapti (“Cognitive framing”) serves the purpose of positively declaring that the nature of dharmas as arising according to causes and conditions is not apart form the mind.

We are thus very happy that many years of hard work by Gelong Lodrö Sangpo and the late Gelongma Migme Chödrön — with the assistance of Professor Alexander Leonhard Mayer (Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures of the University of Illinois) — finally came to fruition in the publication of our translation (3 parts; 1939 pages) of Xuanzang’s classical Yogācāra Abhidharma masterpiece. The translation is now for sale:


We are also very fortunate that this publication is embellished by Introductions by two of the foremost Buddhist modern scholars:

  • The Collected Works of Louis de La Vallée Poussin by Professor David-Sefyort Ruegg (London)
  • Introduction to the Cheng Weishi Lun by Professor Bhikkhu KL Dhammajoti (Hongkong)

Sudden passing of Chris Stagg

It is with great speechless sadness that we share with you the news that the so promising life of Chris Stagg came to a completely unexpected sudden end during a car accident in Seattle on October 1.

Chris was a Tibetan translator, teacher, singer and composer, and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche.

Teaching schedules of various Kagyü and Nyingma teachers

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche:

For information, see: http://www.rinpoche.com/schedule.html



Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche:

For information, see: http://www.dpr.info/category/schedule/



Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche:

For further information, see: https://www.khandrorinpoche.org/schedule/



Tsoknyi Rinpoche:

• Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, CA:

November, 2–8, 2018: Advanced Practice Retreat

For further information:


Mingyur Rinpoche:

For information, see: https://tergar.org/mingyur-rinpoches-schedule/



Free downloads of “The Profound Path of Peace”: Issues No 5 to 17

Please find below the free downloads of the recently made available PDF files of “The Profound Path of Peace”, a magazine of the International Kagyü Sangha Association of Buddhist Monks and Nuns, published between the years 1987 and 1998. You will find in these issues many quite valuable and by now also historic teachings and texts on various subjects. Enjoy!

Here are the links:

Vision of KCCL

Welcome to our website. Here you can learn about the vision, activities and monthly schedule of Karma Changchub Ling and its residential meditation center. Please feel free to join us so that we can grow into a mutually supportive and enriching Buddhist community based on the Karma Kagyü and Nyingma traditions.

Welcome in particular to the Karma Kagyü and Nyingma lineages, namely, the group of our main advisors, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche and Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche. Welcome also to the teachers who greatly inspire us, the V.V. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and the late V.V. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Welcome, furthermore, to all the other teachers and practitioners of the genuine Buddhadharma involved with creating enlightened society in our modern world.


Invitation to support us

KCCL and its residential meditation center is geared toward serving others. To maintain a center that provides an uplifted space for its residents as well as also for friends and like-minded people to join in, we need additional financial backing. We invite you to financially support us, if you have the means and willingness to do so. All donations from Canada and the US are tax deductible.

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