Karmapa Leads Prayers, Practical Efforts to Care for Earthquake Victims
(May 2, 2015 – New York, New York) His Holiness the Karmapa led a massive prayer assembly for victims of the devastating earthquake that took the lives of thousands and left countless more injured and homeless in Nepal, and also affected people Tibet, India and Bangladesh. Several thousand people from across the Himalayan region joined together, filling Manhattan’s Riverside Church to offer their intense prayers and spiritual practice. During the prayer session, the Karmapa expressed how deeply Tibetans feel the suffering when disaster strikes the Nepalese people, and urged the audience to do all they could to help. The event was co-sponsored by Tsurphu Labrang and Karmapa Service Society, and all donations made during the event will go directly to support relief efforts in Nepal. The prayer session on Saturday in New York culminated a week of activity by the 17th Karmapa seeking to benefit the victims of the April 25 earthquake.