December 22, 2023
Losar 2024: Karmapa’s message
Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message on the occasion of Losar, Tibetan New Year, 2024.
Please enjoy this animation of the Losar card:
A transcript of the English message follows:
May the Wish-Fulfilling Wheel of White Tara,
The embodiment of All-Accomplishing Wisdom
Grant us longevity, prosperity, and wisdom.
On this occasion of the beginning of the Male Wood Dragon year, I would like to offer greetings and a wish for all of us.
It is completely up to us how we would like to view this so-called “life”. Nevertheless, it may be inspiring to view it as our opportunity to generate and enjoy both temporary happiness and ultimate happiness, which arises from the combination of our effort and the Buddha’s blessings.
Therefore, may our realisation of Buddha-nature grow effortlessly for the beauty of the enlightened lineage and to complement the happiness of sentient beings.
Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje