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März 31, 2020 • Posted in: Aktuelles • No Comments

Parnashavari Mantra



Parnashavari or Loma Gyeunma is one of the 21 Taras, and she is invoked against infectious diseases.

She is dressed in green leaves and as a Shavari is a member of one of India’s ancient indigenous peoples.

März 25, 2020 • Posted in: Aktuelles • No Comments

His Holiness about COVID-19


In order to give us his boundless support, His Holiness who has confined himself                           at Druk Amitabha, has sent this messages for all to read:


« What is taking place today is the result of our collective karma and its source is to be found in the lack of respect we have for our planet and all sentient beings, including animals.
This is a fact, and one should have no fear, but on the contrary trust in the Dharma, practice, pray to the Three Jewels, perform the practices of Tara, Guru Rinpoche, Riwo Sang Tcheu and the prayer by Thangtong Gyalpo, bearing in mind that we are doing so for the sake of all beings.

Reckless human behavior has resulted in the destruction of nature and our poor animals. For thousands of years, nature has been begging us for kindness and reciprocity. Now that we have been forced to step down off our usual roles that pollute and destroy other beings, the world is suddenly able to begin healing again. Although we are all suffering immensely from this coronavirus, look how much we can learn about our impact on the world. This is an encouragement for all of us to contemplate and give thanks to nature, to animals, and to the humbling lessons we can learn from this health crisis.

I become speechless when I think of this coronarvirus. True teachings of Lord Buddha come at a practical level. Now, it’s time to practise renunciation and also it’s time to generate the understanding of impermanence, no matter who you are and what sort of lifestyle you may have. No choice! We always think about ourselves as being superior over everything, especially all the poor animals. It’s no longer reality anymore. Our negative actions that harm animals have created the conditions for illness and harm to our own bodies. Now, it’s time to contemplate on the teachings of nature and not just the Buddha. It’s time for us to respect the law of nature and the right of all beings! It’s never too late unless we are suicidal by nature.

We always go around the world to introduce people to the interdependent nature of our existence and how we should respect co-existence with nature, by giving oral teachings and by setting examples of the humanitarian activities of Live to Love. But very few have bothered to listen. Now the COVID-19 pandemic has put the fear of death in all of us – from heads of states to the poor homeless people on the streets. Death is a natural process of life, but hardly anyone feared it as much as they do now during the panic caused by COVID-19.

Following the cancellation of international flights and the closure of factories in China, our pollution levels have dropped. Dolphins are returning to the coasts of Italy after the closure of cruise ships, swans are appearing in the canals that were once populated by gondolas. In Singapore, otters are roaming freely. These are just a few examples that show us how human greed has disrupted the natural balance of coexistence between nature and humans, and how nature is now reclaiming its space.

The lesson we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic is to respect the law of nature and the philosophy of interdependence. It gives us – people of all political hues, creeds and colour – an opportunity to come together and join hands. Not only to fight this pandemic, but to also restore the natural order for a better, safer, and healthier future for the coming generations.



While we trace the origins of Covid-19 to the animal markets, we must also remember that the virus itself was born from human acts of destruction. Devastation of natural resources, diminishing wild lands, poaching, and smuggling have all created the conditions for the virus to be born, take hold in animals, and ultimately be passed on to humans. To prevent future pandemics, we must contemplate how to preserve and cherish our earth and a whole.



This experience that we are going through with the pandemic is not just one problem that will be over soon. It is just the beginning, and we must make wiser decisions. While all these regions are experiencing the pandemic differently for many reasons, there is also an element of ‘collective karma.’ When we harm animals and nature for example, it creates conditions for our own harm and sickness. Now we are in a situation where our karma is forcing us to give the world a little rest after all these years of abuse. This is like a small test for all of us, whether we are rich or poor, powerful or simple, educated or not, telling us not to abuse or bully other beings.

We need to understand that we are all part of one family with the planet and its beings. Abusive and arrogant behavior, like factory farming and torture of animals, has led to so many fatal viruses and diseases for humans. But if we choose to behave well and kindly, this leads to a happier life, a healthier environment, and conditions for speedier recoveries for things like this virus. This is the kind of karma we should strive for throughout our lives.

After this coronavirus pandemic ends, we don’t want to go back to the same style of living where we bully, harm, and excessively eat animals while lying to ourselves. This pandemic is only a beginning for us, and a very good opportunity for us to change our harmful behaviours for a better future.



This morning some of my friends asked me the same question again, “How is everything with you all in Nepal?” This is because they are quite concerned and very worried about me and my people here in Kathmandu. Perhaps they can’t believe that the situation in Nepal in general, and Kathmandu in particular, isn’t so bad during this period of global COVID-19 pandemic.

This particular friend said that she is very surprised and very happy that Nepal government could control and contain the pandemic crisis so well. I told her that it may be partially due to the steps taken by the government, but partially it is just the result of collective Karma. I really believe so. Otherwise, how can one explain why Kathmandu is in a better position? Why Italy is so bad and London as well? Now New York is like a hell. Why Wuhan needs to suffer that much? All these questions can never be answered truthfully. There may be answers based on on-going scientific studies, some may be political answers, some are racists and some based on religions. I only believe in Karma. This is happening because nature needs a little bit of rest to heal. Karmic reactions can provide some succour to the world. Our cyclic existence is the result of Karma.

Karma to me is the outcome of people’s behaviour, people’s mentality and people’s lifestyle. No matter what sort of luxurious lifestyle you may have, no matter how rich you are or your country is, no matter how successful you or your country is – regardless of all these conditions. If you deserve to be sick, you will be infected. This is quite visible from how this coronavirus works. It is as though this pandemic has a mind of its own – where to go, how to go, and whom to attack. It seems that the virus is attacking those countries whose people are educated, arrogant and full of themselves, caring less for nature and social values. Such negative behaviours and lifestyles cause the collective karma resulting in all the unnecessary problems, like the current pandemic, the society as a whole has to face it.

While it is important that at the individual level, we follow rules such as social distancing, washing hands, and wearing face masks but more importantly we need to respect the law of karma, that is, follow harmless behaviours and engage in helpful day-to-day activities. This will definitely help us to prevent recurrence of the pandemic.

This message should neither be seen as a political nor religious message. It’s just my observation of the ground reality.


~ The Gyalwang Drukpa
His Holiness highly recommends to strictly abide by the confinement instructions implemented by our respective governments. We must be very disciplined.




März 25, 2020 • Posted in: Aktuelles • No Comments

‚Making Sense of Devotion‘ · Retreat in Darjeeling


A message from the Gyalwang Drukpa:

It has been quite a few years since I last celebrated the Lunar New Year with my students, friends, monks and lay people here in Dali Gonpa (officially known as Druk Sangling Choeling Monastery). I feel very blessed to be able to conduct the seven-day MahakalaDrupchod together with the second Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche for dispelling obstacles to benefit the world.

It’s truly amazing to have all the yoginis (female practitioners) and yogis (male practitioners) from different retreat places of the Himalayan regions of Ladakh, Kinnaur, Lahaul Spiti, Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, and other parts of the world joining this Drupchod. The rarity of this kind of gathering has to be appreciated from the depth of our heart, and the virtues accumulated are dedicated to the benefit of all sentient beings and the world at large.


klick: Making Sense of Devotion Retreat In Darjeeling





Februar 7, 2019 • Posted in: Aktuelles • No Comments

„Jewel of the Heart“ by H. H. Gyalwang Drukpa


„Jewel of the Heart“ will be available by end of October 2017.

Order can be placed at:




Oktober 11, 2017 • Posted in: Aktuelles • No Comments

Kung Fu Nuns in Spiegel Online (27. August 2017)


Heute erschien ein Video über die Kung Fu Nonnen Seiner Heiligkeit Gyalwang Drukpa auf

Spiegel Online

Es dokumentiert einen Workshop der Nonnen für Frauen am Naropa Pothrang in Hemis.

Einfach Spiegel Online anklicken.


Zur Unterstützung der Nonnen auf  Humanitäres – Sponsorenschaft für eine Nonne klicken.



August 27, 2017 • Posted in: Aktuelles • No Comments

Jigme Mönlam Zangmo

„My very old friend Barbara“, wie sich Seine Heiligkeit ausdrückte, wurde von S.H. im Laufe des Yangti-retreats in Plouray zur Nonne ordiniert. Er hat ihr den Namen Jigme Mönlam Zangmo verliehen. Diese freudige Überraschung hat uns alle sehr bewegt.

Liebe Mönlam Zangmo wir wünschen dir von Herzen alles Gute auf diesem neuen Abschnitt deines Dharmaweges. Du siehst sehr glücklich und strahlend aus.

Deine Vajra-geschwister






August 24, 2017 • Posted in: Aktuelles • No Comments

Brief von Seiner Heiligkeit Gyalwang Drukpa an Donald Trump


„I urge you as the President of the United States, to be a leader not just for Americans but for people around the world….When you help Americans choose compassion and wisdom over bitterness and hatred, the world will become safer. When you give communities a reason to vote and to participate, you empower the world. When you promote justice for all, the world will prosper. The vast majority of people – no matter how different – want to live peacefully and thrive economically as neighbours and partners. We look to places like America as an example of that wish. And my wish for you and your presidency is to convert that vision into a reality.“


Und hier der ganze Brief:




April 16, 2017 • Posted in: Aktuelles • No Comments

U.S. congressional resolution presented to His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa

His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa was presented with a U.S. congressional resolution from Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the U.S. Congresswoman for New York’s 12th Congressional District.


The resolution paid tribute to the Gyalwang Drukpa as a world-renowned humanitarian, environmentalist, and champion of gender equality, recognizing his efforts to provide relief services to tens of thousands in the Himalayas following the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal; to protect against soil erosion and support clean air through his One Million Trees project; and to empower, educate, protect, and inspire girls and women in the Himalayas and around the world. Other U.S. administration officials were also in attendance of the birthday celebration in Kathmandu, Nepal.




März 8, 2017 • Posted in: Aktuelles • No Comments

· Ein neues Buch von Seiner Heiligkeit Gyalwang Drukpa ist auf englisch erschienen: ‚My crazy tale‘




„It is said that my mother did not experience any pain or difficulty at the time of my birth. My mother is kind-hearted, compassionate, very devout in her spiritual practice and has deep-seated devotion to Buddha Amitabha. She has done one hundred million recitations of the Amitabha mantra, complete with generation and completion process. From the age of thirteen years she renounced the world, did the preliminary practices and mind training, clearing the doubts through listening and contemplating the meaning. Having done meditation and applied it properly to the mental continuum, she experienced external and inner signs and heats as described in the texts, and also had visions of practice deities. She also has a pure vision of all the traditions and Gurus.

Much later, she secretly told me that when I was in her womb she dreamt of young girls dancing and showing their thumbs which had the syllable Hri in a red colour and congratulated her, saying “you will have a son”. She also said that she sometimes heard the sound of recitation of the Amitabha mantra in her womb. Many Dharma friends, Khenpos and writers had asked her about dreams or auspicious signs she had had, saying they would use the information to write my biography, but she never told them anything. “No one will believe it anyway. So there’s no point in telling them. It will only add to gossip. Telling the truth or lying will serve no purpose”, she said.

In fact they were so worried that I would be recognized as a reincarnate Guru they never stayed long in one place. So apprehensive were they of my being recognized as a reincarnation, that they dressed me in grey or dark coloured clothes and never allowed me to wear any red or yellow clothes. But funnily enough, I was fond of red and yellow clothes then. I say “funnily” because today, red and yellow are part of the dress code and I have to wear them. Otherwise I am not that fond of the colours red and yellow. When Bairo Rinpoche went out, I would bully the other family members and wrap myself in Rinpoche’s Zen or wrapper. There were many things in the table drawer and I would take them out and shake them the whole day. As soon as I heard that Bairo Rinpoche was back, I would take off the Zen, quickly put everything back and pretend that I had done nothing. This was because of my deep love for Rinpoche and not out of fear. Forget about thrashing, he would never even scold me or show irritation. One day I had a great wish to wear red shoes and I threw away my new black shoes. I said that the pair of black shoes was lost and a new pair of shoes should be bought. They knew I had thrown away the shoes and my wish was not fulfilled. I have many such anecdotes to tell.“ ~ Excerpt from „My Crazy Tale“ by the Gyalwang Drukpa.


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Oktober 25, 2016 • Posted in: Aktuelles • No Comments