26.12.1996, India

First Kagyu Monlam with the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Bodh Gaya, Kagyu Monlam, Refuge and Bodhisattva Vow

From 20th to 26th December 1996 took place first Kagyu Monlam with the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje.


Kagyu Monlam, aspirations for peace and benefit for all sentient beings were led together by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa and His Holiness the 14th Kunzing Shamar Rinpoche.


Refuge Ceremony of 17th Gyalwa Karmapa under the Bodhi Tree

Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche led refuge ceremony for Gyalwa Karmapa.



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The human heart, Bodhicitta, is the most precious of all. While Buddhas are helpful in life, the compassionate heart is even more precious than a Buddha. In the human heart, we see limitless hope.