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Karmapa’s message on the occasion of Shamar Rinpoche’s birthday

October 27, 2018

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares this message on the birthday of His Holiness 14th Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche:

Letter from Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, on the occasion of the birthday of his late teacher, His Holiness 14th Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche

A transcript of the letter follows:

Dear dharma friends

Today marks the birthday of my late teacher and fellow lineage holder, His Holiness 14th Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche.

From the day he was born, Shamar Rinpoche dedicated his life to preserving and strengthening our Karma Kagyu lineage.

May we follow Shamar Rinpoche’s example in our own lives, and work together to uphold the precious teachings of the Buddha dharma, for the benefit of all sentient beings.

With prayers

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa