"Buddhism is a way of life through which we develop the qualities of our mind. This way of life is very unusual, as it is a means to attain happiness without harming others.THE 17th GYALWA KARMAPA
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Dhagpo, May 7, 2016
We strive to keep you regularly up-to-date about important news concerning Dhagpo.
Recently, Jigme Rinpoche informed Karmapa that he had cancelled some of his travels in Asia for health reasons. In response, Karmapa sent us a new long life prayer that he had composed for Rinpoche. Furthermore, he requested that we recite this prayer daily. We wish to share this information with you in order to encourage as many people as possible to support Rinpoche's activity by reciting this prayer.
All those who have known Rinpoche for several years realize how precious his teachings and his activity are to us, as much through the profundity of the teachings he offers during his courses as through the vastness of his activity in Europe and Asia as Karmapa's secretary and elsewhere in the world where he is ever more frequently invited to teach.
Rinpoche is a bodhisattva whose actions arise naturally according to the needs of beings. It is thus our responsibility, as practitioners and students who follow his teachings, to express our wish that his activity continues. Reciting this prayer is an excellent means of doing so.
It is for this reason that the community of Dhagpo has committed to offering Rinpoche an accumulation of 100,000 of these prayers for his coming birthday on August 15th. If you would like to join in this accumulation, please send the count of your recited prayers by e-mail to
or note them in the notebook available for this purpose in the temple.
With our best wishes for your practice,
The Community of Dhagpo
Dhagpo Kagyu Ling - Landrevie - 24290 Saint-Léon sur Vézère - France - 0033 5 53 50 70 75 -