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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Karmapa calls for prayers for the Philippines

December 24, 2017

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message in the wake of the recent storm in the Philippines:

Dear dharma friends,

A storm in the southern Philippines has left more than 200 people dead and 160 people missing. This is the latest disaster to affect the Philippines, which experiences 20 typhoons and tropical storms every year.

More than 90% of the country’s population is Christian, and we should be mindful that this disaster comes just two days before the country was due to celebrate Christmas.

I ask all of my students to pray for all of those affected by the storm.

With compassion

Thaye Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa