December 22, 2023
Karmapa’s message for Day of Peace
Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, has a unique vision of peace through cultivating Inner Wealth.
On the occasion of the 32nd annual United Nations International Day of Peace, Karmapa has a special message:
“The word “peace” may mean different things to different people. For me, peace is a state of mind where there is complete awareness, a seed-like nature of peace that is inherently present in the heart of every sentient being. We can find this peace through cultivating our Inner Wealth, our innate values of wisdom and compassion.
There is a very interesting Tibetan term in Buddhism called “tendrel”, which means something like “interdependent origination”, signifying that phenomena originate due to interdependent connection. We are all connected in many, many ways. We each have these seeds of peace within us, and together we can cultivate loving kindness.
Therefore, it is auspicious that there is a United Nations International Day of Peace. May we one day use every day to harvest and harness our Inner Wealth for the benefit of all sentient beings.”
See this event for more information about the UN International Day of Peace.