Wishes for Luding Khenchen Rinpoche’s 91st birthday

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following long life wishes for His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche on the occasion of this 91st birthday. A transcript of the letter follows. Dear Dharma friends, It’s the fortune of all fortunes when the source of all joy appears and is present in one’s life in a way we can relate to: as the teacher. The preciousness of the Three Jewels is brought within one’s grasp only through the kindness and wisdom of the spiritual guide. Their sheer presence alone can lift one’s veils of fear and doubt. Like many other fortunate ones, I, too, have been most fortunate to have His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche as my teacher in this life. His precious presence is proof that even in this degenerate time the sacred Buddha Dharma can prevail and flourish. His presence is not just a mere flame in the wind but the torch that lights the path to awakening. Long may he remain with us, for the benefit of all sentient beings! Thaye Dorje His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa