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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Prayers for victims of incidents in Iraq and China

March 22, 2019

Following tragic incidents in Iraq and China over the last few days, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message.

Dear dharma friends

Almost 100 people, mostly women and children, lost their lives when a ferry sank in the Tigris River in Iraq. Also, in a powerful explosion at a chemical plant in China, at least 47 people have lost their lives.

As we pray for those affected by these disasters, let us appreciate the precious human lives that we have, and waste no time. Every moment is an opportunity to act with loving kindness and benefit all sentient beings.

With compassion

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa