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Karmapa’s message on the South Asia floods

August 27, 2017

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message in the wake of the floods in South Asia.

Letter from Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, on the floods in South Asia

A full transcript of the message follows:

Dear dharma friends

The South Asia floods have claimed hundreds of lives and affected millions of people throughout India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, leaving them exposed to food shortages, disease and lack of shelter.

There is an ongoing humanitarian crisis, with children particularly vulnerable to the effects of the floods.

I will be making a charitable donation to support the humanitarian efforts, and I ask all of my students to offer what they can.

Whether or not you are able to offer any material resources for this cause, your spiritual resources in the form of prayers will have great benefit.

May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.

With compassion

The 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje