Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, is dedicating the upcoming Tibetan New Year (Losar) commemorations to His Holiness Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche, who passed away last year. Buddhist ceremonies will be performed for favourable conditions for the New Year. In the afternoon, visitors to KIBI will offer the traditional white scarves to His Holiness and request blessings for the New Year. Karmapa will also guide a Chenresig meditation.
Participants will also sing the auspicious song “Calling the Guru From Afar” and recite the Prayer for the Swift Rebirth of Shamar Rinpoche. To conclude, there will be an offering of a thousand lamps, with the wish for the wellbeing and prosperity of all for the coming year, and especially with the wish for the swift return of Shamar Rinpoche.