The 12th and 13th Karmapas
In this weeks dharma talk by meditation instructor Eric Weinberg, we continue our series on the Lives of the Karmapas, focusing on the Twelfth and Thirteenth Karmapas. The 18th Century in Tibet were tumultuous times. There were invasions, occupations, political upheaval and power struggles. The 12th & 13th Karmapas were not disengaged from all the tumult but did not allow their lives to become entangled by it. In the face of these compelling times they knew their priorities and accomplished Bodhisattva activity, deepened the teachings and made positive contributions wherever they could in spite of the difficult circumstances.