This year, the 21st edition of Kagyu Monlam took place again in Bodhgaya, India, where Buddha Shakyamuni realized awakening. Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the XVIIth Gyalwa Karmapa, and his eminence the IVth Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche led aspiration prayers under the Bodhi tree, along with great lamas from our lineage.
See below for photos of the event:
Kagyu Monlam 2023: Arrival & Day 1
Kagyu Monlam 2023: Days 2-4
Thousands of monks, nuns, and lay practitioners had gathered once more at the Maha Bodhi Temple to offer aspirations for the benefit of all sentient beings…
Kagyu Monlam 2023: Last days
During the final days of the Kagyu Monlam, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, continued to lead aspiration prayers at the Maha Bodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya.
On the 19th of December Karmapa granted the empowerment of Buddha Amitayus, one of the wisdom aspects of longevity, to a gathering of thousands of practitioners at Karma Temple.
The final day of the 2023 Kagyu Monlam concluded in a joyful atmosphere under the Bodhi Tree with the recitation of auspicious prayers amidst a rain of flowers…