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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Karmapa’s message concerning the fire in Russia

March 26, 2018

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message in the wake of the fire in the Russian shopping centre.

Dear dharma friends

I learned today of the fire in a Russian shopping centre that killed more than 60 people. The fire spread on the floor where children’s playing rooms and cinemas were situated and, tragically, up to 40 children are among those unaccounted for. The fire also killed all of the animals located in a petting zoo inside the centre.

When one hears about such news, it is difficult to find the words to say.

Therefore, let us take a moment, and pray together for all of the victims, the families who are grieving, and all of those affected by this disaster.

With compassion

Thaye Dorje