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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Kagyu Monlam 2020 postponed due to the coronavirus

September 20, 2020

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, has been leading aspiration prayers, accompanied by other Buddhist lamas, at the Kagyu Monlam in Bodh Gaya since 1996.

We confirm today that, due to the global pandemic and clear health risks involved in hosting large gatherings, the Kagyu Monlam in December 2020 has been postponed until December 2021.

In due course, Karmapa will share any thoughts about how practitioners may collectively pray for the benefit of all sentient beings during the time when we would normally gather together in Bodh Gaya.