His Holiness, the Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Spiritual Leader of the Kagyu Lineage
St. Augustine Karma Kagyu Study Group
Weekly Study & Practice
Wednesdays 7:00 pm
35 San Carlos Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Tom and Nancy Vogler
|THE TIBETAN BUDDHIST TRADITION is especially rich because the teachings of the
Buddha were preserved in their entirety and elaborated upon over the centuries by
meditators who took the teachings to heart and brought them to full fruition in their
own mind streams. The Kagyu, or "practice" lineage, contributed greatly to this tradition
through the attainment and teachings of its extraordinary practitioners, including Marpa
Lotsawa, the great translator; Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's greatest yogi; and continuing
with the succession of seventeen Gyalwa Karmapas. This tradition continues unbroken to
the present day, and the teachings of enlightened Kagyu masters are considered among the
most precious jewels of spiritual insight and practical guidance in the world.
MARPA LOTSAWA, who brought the Buddha's teaching from India to Tibet in the eleventh century, prophecied that the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism would spread throughout the world. There are 4 centers in Florida associated with the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra located in Woodstock, New York. Each was established as a place where the authentic teachings and practices of the Karma Kagyu Lineage could be made available on a local level. We are most fortunate to have one of those study groups here in St. Augustine.
HIS HOLINESS, The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, plans to visit the Florida Karma Thegsum Choling Teaching Centers in Florida in 2002. We invite you to join us in preparing for this auspicious occasion.
For information visit the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra website at www.kagyu.org.