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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Karmapa’s prayers for Mexico

September 21, 2017

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, offers the following letter of condolence following this week’s earthquake in Mexico.

Letter from Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, on the earthquake in Mexico

A full transcript of the letter follows:

Dear dharma friends

I am writing to you following this week’s earthquake in Mexico, in which at least 230 people have lost their lives.

As the search for survivors continues, let us hold in our hearts the victims, their loved ones, and all those affected.

It is quite difficult to find the right words amid such moments of grief – and so we offer our humble silence, and pray for the end of all suffering.

With prayers and compassion

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa