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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

UK lorry deaths: Karmapa’s message

October 24, 2019

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message concerning the discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry in the UK.

Dear dharma friends

I learned the upsetting news that 39 people were discovered dead in a lorry in the UK.

While the circumstances around this incident are still unclear, and efforts are being made to identify the bodies, what is without doubt is that each of the victims were people who had others who cared for them: friends, family and other loved ones. 

As we pray for those who passed away in this and other tragedies around the world, let us remember that behind every headline, behind every story, are communities of sentient beings, sentient beings like you and me – all with innate qualities of wisdom and compassion.

With prayers

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa