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Prayers for Peace and Harmony in this world – the 8th Kagyu Monlam Germany

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The 8th Kagyu Monlam Germany is being hosted this year by the Karma Kagyü Gemeinschaft Deutschland e.V. and organised by Kamalashila Institute, the European Seat of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa. It will be headed by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, who is H.H. the 17th Karmapa’s representative in Europe.

It is the Karmapa’s wish that the Kagyu Monlam be an event for the entire Karma Kagyu and Kagyu sangha, regardless of which organisation they belong to. We therefore invite all of you – ordained as well as lay practitioners – to come together and pray for peace and harmony in this world.

The 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s Aspiration for the Kagyu Monlam

“I make this aspiration that when you recite these prayers during the Monlam, each word may first arise in your heart, and then emerge from your mouth. I pray that every letter and syllable becomes a golden image and that every word fills the entire world. May all the sounds of lament and war as well as the poisonous winds in the environment be dispelled. May these words of love and compassion blend with the innate goodness of every single being and coalesce into one powerful force. Like the light of the sun, moon and stars, may love, compassion and wisdom shine forth. May they strike every single living being and dispel the darkness of ignorance, attachment and hatred that has lurked for ages in their being. When any living being meets another, may it be like the reunion of a mother and child after a long separation. In a harmonious world such as this, may I see everyone sleep peacefully to the music of non-violence. This is my dream.”

The Kagyu Monlam is one of the key activities of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa. It is therefore an excellent opportunity to participate in it together with the Karma Kagyu sangha at Kamalashila Institute.

In addition to the recitation of prayers, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will teach on “The Four Dharmas of Gampopa”.

The Chenrezig Empowerment on Thursday, 23rd of August at 10 a.m., which is actually a part of course 8.3 The Four Dharmas of Gampopa (21st to 23rd of August), can also be booked separately.

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Begin: Friday, 7:30 a.m. (recommended arrival day is Thursday, 23rd of August after 4 p.m.)
End: Sunday, 9 p.m. (with the Marme Monlam, the festival of light, which will begin at around 7:30 p.m.)

For ordained persons, attendance and room and board is free of charge for Monlam. However, an administration fee of € 10 per day will be charged.
Please register in advance by 5th of August 2018 at the latest!

If course 8.3 is booked together with the Kagyu Monlam, the total fees including meals are € 393 / reduced price € 343 or without meals € 260 / reduced price € 210.

Donation account: Karma Kagyü Gemeinschaft Deutschland e.V., Kreissparkasse Mayen
IBAN: DE29576500100152002424
Keyword: Monlam 2018 / your postal code and street address

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