SABA, a Charitable Trust founded by Thaye Dorje, H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, South Asia Buddhist Association

Kagyu Monlam Meeting at Bodhgaya

December 30, 2017


Bodhgaya – Following the June 2017 talks in Kalimpong, the 4th Kagyu Monlam Meeting was held on 9th December 2017 in Bodhgaya. The meeting was organized by SABA, the official coordinator of the annual Kagyu Monlam.

With representatives of the monastic Sangha, the organizing committee and members of the SABA foundation present, a roundtable discussion on matters relating to the Kagyu Monlam was convened by Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa.

The main topics of the meeting, which took place a few days before the Monlam itself, included:

  • The presentation of the Kagyu Monlam Annual Report 2016 by the Chairperson Mr. Tsering Dondrup
  • An open discussion about the present organizational structure
  • The involvement of more members in the existing Kagyu Monlam Team

In his concluding speech, Karmapa expressed his wish to continue with the process of regular exchange and asked the present participants to hold periodic meetings on issues related to the Kagyu Monlam and other relevant topics.