HIS HOLINESS PRAYS FOR THE VICTIMS OF NEPAL EARTHQUAKE
Around 2000 people from different region joined the 'Monlam' with His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, at the Riverside Church, NY on May 2nd, 2015.
This Monlam, a mass prayer, initiated and lead by His Holiness himself for the victims of massive Nepal earthquake which took several thousands of lives recently. His Holiness after the prayers said, "We have gathered here today, to pray for those who passed away and to comfort for those who survived." His Holiness thanked many countries and organisations, who have extended their relief effort in Nepal.
In the end, His Holiness added, "I wanted to offer my strongest prayer for the good and happy rebirth of all those who have passed away due to this earthquake. And the quick elevation for those who have suffered and they all be speedily return to a state of comfort and
happiness. His Holiness assured the people that he will do whatever he can to help the victims of this earthquake.
His Holiness has earlier instructed a committee called, "Karmapa Service Society-Earthquake Relief Committee" comprised of Kagyu monasteries and Karmapa Service Society to carry out the relief works in Nepal.
HIS HOLINESS THE GYALWANG KARMAPA HAS DONATED $ 200,000 AID FOR THE VICTIMS OF THIS DISASTER AND TO HELP WITH THE TASK OF REBUILDING.
The people who gathered for the monlam also contributed their part towards this relief work in Nepal. And Karmapa Service Society-Earthquake Relief Committee will make sure this aid goes to the right place.
The monks and volunteer there are doing the best they could. And are trying to reach specially to those places where help couldn't reach much.
Let's pray that the people affected by this earthquake will soon strengthen themselves and rebuild thier lives.
HIS HOLINESS THE KARMAPA RELEASES DIGITAL JIANG KANGYUR
The 33rd Kagyu Monlam was held in February 12-26, 2016, in Bodhgaya, India. H.H the XVII Karmapa, begun his teaching on mandala offerings from The Torch of True Meaning as well as on the Kadampa master Potowa’s Long Soliloquy.
During this special occasion, His Holiness has released a digital Jian Kangyur, a project which was on the making for three months. This initiation is actually to preserve the Dharma teachings in today's digital format so to make easily accessible to the people of 21st century. One can easily read the sacred text on computer, tablet or on phone. His Holiness said, "“If we do not keep up with the times, in the future it will be difficult for us to spread the Dharma. We must meet the current needs of today's generations, who are no longer interested in the traditional way of reading scriptures.
The grand 33rd Kagyu Monlam ended with vibrant Marme Monlam as the followers held colourful lamp chating, "Karma Chenno"