17. Karmapa
Ogyen Trinley Dorje


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"KARMAPA bedeutet 'Derjenige, der Buddhawirken vollbringt'. Alle Schulen des Tibetischen Buddhismus respektieren, dass er das Wirken Buddhas ausführt und bezeichnen ihn daher als Karmapa. Deswegen wird er als Dharma-König angesehen und besitzt die Schwarze Krone (Vajra-Mukut)."                 Vajracarya Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

  

….ALTHOUGH HE WAS ACTUALLY NOT THAT TALL, HE WOULD JUST FILL UP THE ROOM WITH HIS PRESENCE.
HE WAS LIKE THIS LIGHT, HE WAS LIKE THIS BEAMING LIGHT.“

  From HH Karmapa’s Foreword to „DHARMA KING“

                                                                           
   
"For a very long time, I have wanted to do something to commemorate the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. Although it has taken me so long to do something that honors his memory, it is a great privilege for me to be able to produce this book now. The aim of this publication is not merely to collect historical images, but to produce certain feelings and emotions. This book should serve as something impervious to the processes of birth and death,
allowing us to know and to feel that we have never been parted from the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa – that he is in fact with us still."


Aus dem Vorwort:

"Für all jene, die nicht das große Glück hatten, ihn selbst zu treffen, hoffe ich, dass dieses Buch einen Blick darauf schenkt, was es bedeutete, ihn persönlich zu treffen. Der 16. Gyalwang Karmapa gab selten Dharma-Belehrungen mittels Worten, aber er lehrte intensiv durch körperliche Gesten und zähmte Wesen durch seine bloße Präsenz. in Hochachtung dieser besonderen Eigenschaft des 16. Gyalwang Karmapa  bietet dieses Buch diese große Sammlung von Bildern als Basis dafür, dass seine körperliche Präsenz erlebt werden kann. Eine seiner wesentlichen Tätigkeiten war es, alle jene, die ihn sahen, zu befreien, so wie er es machte, wenn er die Schwarze Krone anlegte – somit liegt unzweifelhaft großer Wert in einer visuellen Verbindung mit ihm."

– The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje


“For those who did not have the great fortune to meet him themselves, I hope this book offers a glimpse of what it meant to encounter him personally. The 16th Gyalwang Karmapa seldom gave Dharma teachings through words, but taught intensively through physical gestures, and tamed beings through his mere presence. As a tribute to this special quality of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, this book offers these images as a basis for experiencing his physical presence. One of his major activities was to liberate all those who saw him, as he did when donning the Black Crown, so there is undoubtedly great value in any visual connection made with him.”
– The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

"The Life of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa in Images"                                            gedenkt und feiert den Beitrag, den  der 16. Gyalwang Karmapa  zu Praxis und Studium des Buddhismus überall auf der Welt geleistet hat, wie auch zur Bewahrung einer der ältesten Tibetisch-Buddhistischen Linien, der Karma Kagyü.                     Dieser aufwendige und überreiche Band versammelt zum ersten Mal 1000 Photos, die das Leben dieses außerordentlichen spirituellen Meisters verbildlichen. Seine frühen Jahre in Tibet, seine Aktivitäten im Exil in Sikkim und in Indien, um die Linie wiederherzustellen, seine ausgedehnten Reisen, um den Dharma nach Nordamerika, nach Europa und überall in Asien zu bringen, sind alle detailreich in diesem  prachtvollen Band dokumentiert.                

The Life of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa in Images commemorates the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa’s contribution to the practice and study of Buddhism around the world, as well as his preservation of one of Tibetan Buddhism’s oldest lineages, the Karma Kagyu. This lavish full-color volume brings together for the first time 1000 photos depicting the life of this extraordinary spiritual master. His early years in Tibet, his activities to rebuild in exile in Sikkim and India, his extensive travels bringing the Dharma to North America, Europe and throughout Asia are all documented in detail.

From his birth in Eastern Tibet in 1924, to his last days in Chicago in 1981, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, guided the Karma Kagyu Lineage through the most tumultuous period in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. He traveled the world, touching the lives ouf hundreds of thousands of people, by offering them the Buddhadharma but also simply with his majestic and transformative presence.


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From the Foreword:

“For those who did not have the great fortune to meet him themselves, I hope this book offers a glimpse of what it meant to encounter him personally. The 16th Gyalwang Karmapa seldom gave Dharma teachings through words, but taught intensively through physical gestures, and tamed beings through his mere presence. As a tribute to this special quality of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, this book offers these images as a basis for experiencing his physical presence. One of his major activities was to liberate all those who saw him, as he did when donning the Black Crown, so there is undoubtedly great value in any visual connection made with him.”
– The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje



463 pages, 1000 photos, 10 x 12 inch,  
Hardcover, 6,1 pounds weight

Co-published by KTD Publications and Altruism Press (Drophen Tsuglag)
Forthcoming/ Distribution in second half of February 2016
price: 21.-€ plus shipping costs

Produced under the direction of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Dharma King: The Life of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa in Images pays homage to this exceptional spiritual leader who led one of Tibetan Buddhism’s foremost lineages into modernity. His early years in Tibet, his activities to rebuild in exile in Sikkim and India, his extensive travels bringing the Dharma to North America, Europe and throughout Asia are lavishly documented in 1,000 photos, collected here for the first time.









Introduction to 
Dharma King:

The Life of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa in Images

given at the 33rd Kagyu Monlam Chenmo

on the Day of Commemoration of the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa

by Venerable Lhundup Damchö

The book that I have the extraordinary privilege of introducing today pays tribute to one of the major ways that His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, impacted the world, through what can be described as “liberation through seeing,” or thongdrol in Tibetan.

Many of you who have come here today to honor the 16th Karmapa will remember the sight of him donning the Black Crown as one of the most transformative visual encounters you have experienced. Many who met him still speak of how powerful it was just to be in his physical presence. This visual dimension was an important part of how the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa guided beings and transformed the world around him.

The book Dharma King: The Life of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa in Images — honors this major area of activity of this extraordinary spiritual master, portraying his life and deeds through 1,000 photos. The book was created in response to two wishes expressed by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa: to produce an official biography of his illustrious predecessor, and to create a photo collection commemorating his life and deeds.

The result is a visual biography that allows us to watch as the life of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa unfolds before us in images. However, as His Holiness the 17th Karmapa expressed in his foreword, the book goes beyond simply documenting activities; it also seeks to extend them, by allowing all those who see this book to connect and experience the physical presence of the 16th Karmapa on the basis of photos of him.

As His Holiness the 17th Karmapa wrote in his foreword, “The aim of this publication is not merely to collect historical images, but to produce certain feelings and emotions.” ... “allowing us to know and to feel that we have never been parted from the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa.”

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa himself oversaw each phase of the production of the book, from the original concept to reviewing choices of photos, tracking down rare historical images himself, creating the calligraphy that appears as the book’s opening page, and contributing the foreword. The book was compiled by the same team that created the Karmapa 900 books, also under His Holiness the Karmapa’s guidance, with Louise Light doing another masterful job of designing the book and restoring hundreds of historical photos and Tenzin Dapel (Rahel Gertsch) spending hundreds of hours joyfully photo-editing.

From rare photos of the 16th Karmapa’s parents and birthplace, Dharma King carries us along through each phase of the remarkable life of this exceptional spiritual leader. It allows us to accompany him on his early pilgrimages to India, Nepal and Bhutan, on his 1954-1955 trip to Beijing, and then across the mountain passes into exile in 1959. It takes us through the process of building a new seat at Rumtek in Sikkim, reestablishing a ritual calendar and monastic practices, and it depicts his preservation and appreciation of Tibetan opera and other traditional arts, as well as his intense efforts to support the printing of Tibetan texts, his activities to care for his heart sons and to lead his lineage through this immensely challenging period in its history. The images visibly demonstrate that the 16th Karmapa weathered these stormy times with unshakable tranquility and strength.

The photos allow us to marvel at how the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa could combine a majestic presence with a sense of boundless joy. We can also watch as the somber photos from earlier in his life increasingly yield to expressions of spontaneous laughter and infectious delight.

We can see the genuine warmth of his friendships with leaders of other lineages of Tibetan Buddhism—including our esteemed chief guest, His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang— as well as with Mahayana Buddhists, and with spiritual leaders of other faith traditions across India. We can observe his close connection to animals as he visits zoos and collects birds everywhere he goes, and see the remarkable samadhi that his birds entered upon death.

From 1974 onwards when the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa began to travel internationally, we witness people of every walk of life and every race and creed drawn to him as he crisscrossed the globe tirelessly spreading the Dharma. The 16th Karmapa traveled to over 20 countries, where his presence was welcomed by kings and queens, presidents and hippies, Pope and professors, movie stars and zookeepers, and numberless perfectly ordinary people whose lives would be forever changed by meeting him. As one of the first Tibetan Buddhist masters to travel to the West and to east Asia, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa made enormous contributions to the international scope of Tibetan Buddhism that we see reflected in this assembly here today.

Precisely because the book provides an exhaustive visual record of his life, Dharma King makes vividly clear just how vast and far-ranging the lifetime achievements of the 16th Karmapa were. Indeed, over the three years spent preparing this book, the number of photos and pages grew steadily as we sought to present a comprehensive picture of his life and deeds. In the end, there are few places he visited that are not represented in this book.

In the course of his lifetime, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa was photographed in hundreds of locations by hundreds of people. The Karmapa Picture Project created by Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche contributed several hundred important images that provided the initial nucleus, and as the scope of the book grew, thousands of images were gathered from around the world. Especially rich sources for this book were the collections of Kagyu Samye Ling, KTD and Shambhala Archives, which generously shared the wealth of photos in their collections, as well as Marlies Poerschke who singlehandedly located over 700 photos scattered across Europe.

Before they were all assembled in this book, each image had been resting for decades in its separate place, preserved on altars, treasured in photo albums and filed away in archives. In response to the call by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, people once again took up their images and memories of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, in many cases refreshing the power of his presence in their lives. Through this book, disciples of the 16th Karmapa were joined again through their willingness to share with others the view that their own images revealed. After decades of separation, the individual photos have been brought together for the first time in a single place, for good. Together, they create the fullest picture of the presence of the 16th Karmapa in the world.

In his foreword to the book, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa stated: “When we look at these photos, we are gazing back at a golden age that prevailed under the leadership of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa. We may yearn to return to those golden times, when the lineage was whole and united. I myself look on that period with great longing, and am constantly praying that we can enjoy again that time of harmony and wholeness.”

His Holiness further expressed the heartfelt aspiration that just as all these diverse images have been united in the pages of this book, so too may we “all join together to work side-by-side to benefit the beings of this new century.”

May it be so.









The 16th Gyalwa Karmapa


The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa in Tsurphu




















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