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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

The passing of His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Rinpoche

May 4, 2016

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the sad news of the passing in this life of His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Rinpoche:

Dear dharma friends,

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the parinirvana of His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Rinpoche of the great Sakya lineage, in Seattle.

In recent years, many great beings, or Bodhisattvas, such as His Holiness Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche, have passed away.

Let us offer our aspirations for their swift return for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Signed,

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Official portrait of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. Photo / Thule Jug

Official portrait of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. Photo / Thule Jug