Yesterday, on my way to the article 13 rally in Berlin, someone in deep desperation jumped out in front of our train and killed themself.
I hope they will now find the peace they were looking for!
My heart goes out to the train driver, who will have to live with this trauma for the rest of their life and I hope they will have the support and strength needed to deal with it!
I am also very thankful for the Deutsche Bahn officials involved, who drove the train to the nearest station, saving us from evacuation.
I bow my head in deep respect
Just received great news from the team at Dhagpo Kagyu Ling: The Dhagpo Institute is now fully financed!
My predecessor and the masters of his time brought their contribution through writing history: they planted the roots of Buddhism beyond the Himalayas and we are the result of that. In turn, we now have the opportunity to be part of history and contribute to developing the Buddha Dharma for future generations. So we have to roll up our sleeves!
(Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa)
Link to the full article: https://www.dhagpo.org/fr/actualites/1605-l-institut-est-finance
All of us may not be related to each other by blood.
Nevertheless, because we have a similar cause, similar aspirations and wishes, we are bound by that.
We are bound by what we practice, by what we aspire to.
Therefore, we are all another family for each other.
Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa (via EMail, from Dhagpo Kagyu Ling)