Conclusion of First Canadian Tour






26 Jun 2017

At times, a month can drag on without end, but certainly not the Saga Dawa (the fourth month, a holy month on the Tibetan calendar) of the year of Firebird. This month, Canada has been blessed with a well-anticipated visit from His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. After years of invitation, the Gyalwang Karmapa has landed in Toronto and begun his first Canadian tour on May 29, 2017. His Holiness has since traveled country-wide, from east to west, giving public talks and performing Buddhist rituals. After two weeks of events scheduled on the east coast, His Holiness stopped at Calgary for a public event before reaching Vancouver– the final destination for this tour. Along the way, His Holiness has also visited many Buddhist centres of various traditions, and has enjoyed much of the beauty the Canadian landscape has to offer. In Vancouver, the Gyalwang Karmapa shared with us a week of events which have come to a conclusion only today, with an off-the-schedule Long Life Prayer event for the Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche on His Holiness’ birthday. Yesterday, on June 25, 2017, the Canadian tour organizer, Karma Kagyu Association of Canada, planned an appreciation event in attempt to express the immense gratitude felt by Canadian students towards His Holiness. During this dinner gathering, as His Holiness has expressed reluctance to celebrate his birthday at the absence of his parents, cakes were presented in three colours representing a body-speech-mind offering, instead. In this short month, the Gyalwang Karmapa has shown us what compassion looks like in action, and has worked with sparing rest for the well being of others. He is an exemplar of selflessness, a worthy cause to be pursued by those willing to endeavour the path of a bodhisattva. We thank you, Your Holiness, for all the kindness you have done unto us. May you dwell long and firmly establish a comparable enlightened mind within beings limitless as the sky above.

有時候深感度日如年,一個月可以如此地漫長,然而、火鳥年的薩嘎達瓦(藏曆四月,殊勝月)絕非如此。在這個月份,加拿大得到了祝福,歡迎了長期盼望的貴客,尊聖的第十七世大寶法王,鄔金欽列多傑。在多年的邀請下,法王噶瑪巴終於在2017年5月29日抵達多倫多,開始了他首次的加拿大弘法行。至今,法王已經由東向西踏遍了加國諸多主要城市,一路上給予演講與主持佛教法會。在東岸活動兩週,噶瑪巴尊者又蒞臨卡加利的一場演講後,來到了此程最後一站--溫哥華。一路上法王應邀前往參訪各傳承的佛教中心,也飽覽了加拿大美麗的風光。在溫哥華,法王一周的活動滋潤了人心,並在今天生日以行程外的長壽法會供養了勘千創古仁波切之後圓滿落幕。昨晚、2017年6月25日,活動主辦單位加拿大噶瑪噶舉協會,為傳達眾弟子難以言喻的感恩之情,舉行了感恩典禮。在此聚會,由於法王已表孝心,不願在與父母團聚前慶生,主辦單位以三色蛋糕代表身語意供養法王。在短短的一個月當中,法王噶瑪巴不畏艱辛地利益他人,讓我們親見了有行動力的慈悲。法王是無私的體現,是任何立志踏尋菩薩道的行者們巔峰的典範。我們無限感激,感謝法王給予我們的慈愛。願您常駐於世、在虛空中無限的眾生心中點醒證悟者之心。


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