December 23, 2020
Karmapa bids farewell to the Europe Center (photos and report)
To the delight of all those attending this year’s Summer Course at the Europe Center, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, and family stayed an extra day.
With this gift of extra time, Karmapa was able to spend some more private time with Lama Ole, and enjoy the beautiful views of the Europe Center.
At last, it was time for Karmapa, Sangyumla, Thugseyla, and the rest of the family to depart. Everybody was naturally sorry to see them go. There was also joy and optimism in the air, as the students held in their hearts Karmapa’s final words on the day of the empowerment:
‘I’m sure we’ll see each other very soon.’