Monday, February 25, 2013, was a very special day: not only was it the first full moon of the Tibetan New Year, but also one of the four major sacred days in Buddhism, marking four important events in Buddha Shakyamuni’s life.
KIB Society chose this day to bring some light and joy to the lives of fifty children suffering from cancer, as well as to their parents and relatives.
KIBS’ Chief Patron, H. H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, accompanied by the Society’s President Professor Sempa Dorje, and some of his monks and KIBS volunteers visited the oncology ward at All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, one of Asia’s largest hospitals.
H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje was invited as the chief guest and felicitated at the 28th National Dalit Literature conference held in Delhi on 9th December 2012.
The highlight of the conference arrived when the organizers conferred on His Holiness the prestigious Dr. Ambedkar International Award. His Holiness joined the list of international spiritual luminaries which include H.H. Dalai Lama amongst its past recipients.