August 3, 2023
Karmapa’s birthday wish
Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following wish for his students on the occasion of his birthday:
Dear dharma friends,
Firstly, I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation for all of your messages on the occasion of my birthday.
Please use this opportunity to consider participating in the practice of Nyungne. This profound practice of the Thousand-Armed Chenresig, the Buddha of Compassion, has great benefit – not only for the practitioner, but also for the Buddha dharma in general, and our Kagyu lineage in particular.
Therefore, I encourage all of you to participate in the Nyungne practice as much as possible, for the benefit of our precious lineage.
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa
Karmapa’s birthday message in Tibetan follows: