Origin of the project

The five wishes of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa

During his travels through Europe in 1977, the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rikpe Dorje (1924-1981) formulated five wishes so that the Buddha's teachings may take root in Europe in an authentic and durable manner:

Make the teachings of the Buddha accessible in study and meditation centres    Help those who wish to deepen their meditation in retreat facilities    Provide a monastic environment for those who want to consecrate their lives to study and meditation on the teachings    Gather and preserve the fundamental texts of the Buddhist tradition in a library    Provide a place to translate and study these texts, and facilitate the exchange of knowledge within an institute

  1. Make the teachings of the Buddha accessible in study and meditation centres.
  2. Help those who wish to deepen their meditation in retreat facilities.
  3. Provide a monastic environment for those who want to consecrate their lives to study and meditation on the teachings.
  4. Gather and preserve the fundamental texts of the Buddhist tradition in a library.
  5. Provide a place to translate and study these texts, and facilitate the exchange of knowledge within an institute.

The construction of this building thus marks the accomplishment of the fifth wish of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa.


 

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