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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Karmapa offers prayers after Indonesian tsunami and earthquake

September 29, 2018

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares this message in the wake of the recent tsunami and earthquake in Indonesia.

Dear dharma friends,

I am writing to offer my prayers for the people of Indonesia, following the tsunami and earthquake that has devastated the city of Palu, killing at least 380 people, and directly affecting thousands more.

This tragic event and loss of life is yet another reminder of the impermanent nature of our material world.

We may take some solace from this impermanence. For in the midst of great suffering and heartache, we may feel that there is no hope, and that we will always feel this pain. However, just as night never lasts forever, and the sun always rises again, so our pain is not permanent. We will feel hope again.

Please join me in offering our compassion to all those affected by this disaster.

With prayers
Thaye Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa