Taiwan visit: Impermanence and empowerment
Day 3: Taiwan, November 30th, 2014. In the afternoon, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, gave a teaching about impermanence. The idea that all compounded phenomena come into being based on conditions, abide, and pass away is a fundamental teaching in Buddhism.
Then Karmapa gave teachings on Buddhist refuge and bestowed the empowerment of Dorje Sempa, the Buddha of Purification. Around a thousand people attended the empowerment, and everyone received an individual blessing.