March 20, 2019
Taiwan visit: East Yangpachen monastery
Day 11: Taiwan, 8 December 2014. Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, came to East Yangpachen Monastery, in the Hualien district. East Yangpachen Monastery is part of the Bodhi Path organization founded by His Holiness Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche.
The original Yangpachen Monastery was founded by the 4th Shamarpa in Tibet in 1503 and is currently being renovated. Shamar Rinpoche founded East Yangpachen Monastery in Taiwan to provide access to Buddhist teachings to those who could not easily visit Tibet or India. He named it after his famous seat in Tibet, and expressed the wish that it would become just as successful.
During the visit, Karmapa met with students, and gave a press conference.