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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Karmapa’s message regarding recent tragedies

April 9, 2018

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message concerning tragic events over the weekend:

Dear dharma friends

This weekend, we witnessed unimaginable suffering.

More than 70 people were killed in a suspected chemical attack in Syria. In Canada, a crash involving a junior ice hockey team killed at least 14 people.

Young lives, innocent lives, have been taken from us in the most tragic of circumstances.

Let us pray for all those who have lost their lives. Let us pray for the parents, the families, and all those who mourn at this time. And let us pray for the end of violence, the end of suffering; and let us pray for peace for all sentient beings.

With compassion and prayers

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa