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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Karmapa’s message on recent tragic events

October 30, 2018

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares this message following several recent tragedies.

Dear dharma friends,

Yesterday morning, a domestic flight from Jakarta, Indonesia, ended in disaster when the plane crashed into the sea shortly after take-off, killing all 189 people on board.

This latest tragedy comes only one month after the nation suffered a devastating earthquake and tsunami, which claimed more than 2,100 lives.

May we all pray for the people of Indonesia, as well as all those affected by other recent tragic events around the world, including the mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, in which eleven worshippers lost their lives.

With compassion,
Thaye Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa