Bodhgaya, India / December 15-21, 2016 – Every year since 1996, thousands of Buddhist practitioners gather under the guidance of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, for the “Kagyu Monlam” celebrations in Bodhgaya, India.
Bodhgaya is the place where Buddha achieved Enlightenment more then 2,500 years ago and it is the most important pilgrimage site for all Buddhists worldwide.
During the Kagyu Monlam, we make wishes for world peace and freedom and the happiness of all beings. It is one of the most significant events in the annual Buddhist calendar and a wonderful time, during which Western and Eastern students of Karmapa meet and foster their friendship.
The Monlam Celebration is an old tradition from Tibet and it is celebrated by the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism since more than 600 years.