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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Indonesia tsunami: Karmapa’s message of condolence

December 24, 2018

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message of condolence following Saturday’s tsunami in Indonesia.

Dear dharma friends

A deadly tsunami has yet again hit Indonesia. As I write, at least 281 people have lost their lives, and 1016 people are injured, though these tragic figures are likely to rise.

This follows the earthquake and tsunami in September that killed more than 2000 people, engulfing the city of Palu.

Behind each number, each statistic, is a sentient being: a mother, a father, a sister or brother. As we pray, let us hold each of these people in our hearts, and offer love and compassion to all those affected by this disaster.

With prayers

Thaye Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa