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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Nepal storm: Karmapa’s message

April 2, 2019

Following a huge storm in Nepal, which led to many fatalities, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message.

Dear dharma friends

A massive storm has hit Nepal, killing at least 31 people, and injuring more than 600 people in Bara District.

I was in Nepal only a few months ago. On this visit, and on many occasions over the years, I have been inspired by the resilience of the country and its people, despite the many obstacles it has faced, of which this storm is the latest.

Nepal has strong roots in Buddhism. May the blessing of the Buddhas help us find a limitless source of strength, courage and compassion. This source does not lie somewhere ‘out there’ but is within us all. Our Inner Wealth helps us to overcome a mind disturbed by fear and confusion, even during the most challenging moments.

Please join me in praying for the people of Nepal.

With compassion

Thaye Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa