Karmapa Youth Community

Inspiring youth through the activities and aspirations of Karmapa!



KARMAPA meets with KARMAPA YOUth COMMUNITY 8th June 2014


Interview with Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche 2013

Vienna, 2013
Special thanks to Nalandabodhi Austria

Question1: From your experience of living in the West, how do you think individuals and sanghas can develop a Western Buddhist culture?
Question 2: How do we bridge the divide between Buddhist sangha culture and mainstream culture in terms of value systems?
Question 3: What about materialism in mainstream culture?
Question 4: People in the West highly value having fun and being happy. Can we bring this drive onto the path?

2nd Interview with HH Karmapa August 2013

His Holiness recently answered three questions that were asked by Karmapa Youth Community:

1) Could this generation become overly dependent on digital media in terms of Buddhist practice? Is it sufficient to receive direct instructions or empowerments from a lama over the internet?
2) Sometimes we can feel disconnected from Buddhism or from our Dharma teachers. What sort of practice should be done in order to bring about a sense of reconnection?
3) What does it mean to take refuge?

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche on HH Karmapa and Young People

Interview taken by Bodhicharya Berlin, 2010

Interview with His Holiness Karmapa

HH Sakya Trizin for Karmapa Youth

Recorded in July 2010 in Rigpa Center Berlin.

About HH Sakya Tritzin.

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on relationships, on having difficult parents and on qualities & obstacles a teenager might face.

In this Karmapa Youth Interview, recorded 10.10.10.(!) in the Kamalashila Institute, Langenfeld/Germany, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche gives a heartfelt advice on relationships, on kids with difficult childhood and on the qualities and obstacles a teenager might face.

About Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche about relationships, profession and hobbies…

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche addresses to young people and talk on relationships, profession and hobbies, like listening heavy metal. The interview was recorded at 3 July 2010 in Menz, Germany.

About Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

An Interview with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche part 1

In this interview Rinpoche gives answers to questions of young buddhists.

1. Some people have a great passion to make music or do a sport but they’re afraid it’s a distraction and they should only practice Dharma. What can you say about this?

2. Is there a qualitiy of the youth/young age, we should concentrate on now and use it while accessible?

3. Many of us use the Dharma to beat ourselves up. We are never happy with ourselves. No matter how much study or practice we do, we still feel bad that we waste so much time. How can we use the Dharma to overcome our low self-esteem and learn to appreciate ourselves?

About Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

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