@Karmapa17 has released a video on YouTube that reflects on the role of Karmapa and recent events. The YouTube video is available here:
In the 38 min YouTube video, HH @Karmapa17 reflects on a range of topics, including:
- Reflects on his own limitations, the ease of being lazy in our studies, and seeking structured studies in the Dharma.
- The hard times of his own life and the burden of being the Karmapa – both as a religious leader and a political leader.
- The difficulties in moving to India and the reasons for his prolonged stay in the United States.
- The importance of looking beyond our own preferences, instead focusing on the bigger picture of the Kagyu lineage and Buddhism in general.
We dedicate our merit to the full and complete recovery of HH @Karmapa17, and to his long and healthy life. May he continue to teach the Dharma and may we continue to receive teachings from HH @Karmapa17. We hope that HH @Karmapa17 is able to visit Australia and New Zealand in the near future.