Karmapa’s Statement On The Attack in Nice

July 15, 2016

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, issues the following statement following the news of the attack in Nice:

I offer my deepest condolences to the people of France, following the attack in Nice on Bastille Day. At least 84 people, including many children, have been killed.

At such times, it is natural for many emotions to arise: shock; sadness; even anger. As practitioners, it is very important that we guard against any thoughts, words or actions that are led by our emotions.

Let us utter words of peace, not anger. Let us act with loving kindness, not hatred. Let our minds be still, even though the disturbing reality of what has happened continues to unfold.

And let us pray, separately but together, for all of the victims in Nice, and for all those who are affected by this tragedy.

With love and compassion

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa


Letter Nice attack 15 July 2016