What is Buddhism?
The historical Buddha Shakyamuni was born around 560 B.C.E. to a royal family in Northern India. From early childhood, he was surrounded by wealth and beauty, and enjoyed a sophisticated education.
The Karma Kagyu Lineage
The Karma Kagyu lineage belongs to one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. As a lineage of direct oral transmission, it especially treasures meditation and, through interaction with a qualified teacher…
The Gyalwa Karmapa is known to be the first recognized incarnate lama of Tibet. After some significant lives as accomplisher in India, he has chosen his further rebirths north of the Himalayas.
Differences of Buddhist schools
Buddha gave instructions for three different types of people. Those who wanted to avoid suffering received the instructions about cause and effect (“small way”, skt. Hinayana)…