The Gyalwang Karmapa Begins His 2016 Winter Tour

Monlam

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa has begun his annual Winter Tour – something that has become somewhat of a tradition in the modern Karma Kagyu Lineage.

This is a fantastic time of year which involves the Kagyu Monlam prayer festival in Bodhgaya, annual teachings, debates and many other fantastic activities around the holy places of India. Students from all over the world gather to join His Holiness and other lamas for prayers for world peace, as well as many “direct action” activities to benefit the environment, donate to the local homeless people, etc.

In order to bring these teachings to students who cannot be in India, many events are broadcast live via the Kagyu Office so you can watch from home on your computer. You can also subscribe to make sure you get notifications of any upcoming events.