On this first day of the Tibetan Year of the Earth Dog, Losar Tashi Delek to everyone, especially my brothers and sisters in Tibet and members of the Tibetan and Himalayan communities outside Tibet.
May His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama live long, and may this Year of the Earth Dog bring peace, health and happiness to all. Particularly, I pray that those in Tibet who have been separated from their families and friends may be reunited quickly and that the Tibetan people may live together in unity, harmony and peace.
Since I left Tibet eighteen years ago, so many things have happened to me. By accident, this year I am spending Losar in America, but my heart and mind is always with the Tibetan people in Tibet and I hope that soon I will be able to meet with my parents once more and meet with Tibetans in Tibet.
The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
February 16th, 2018.
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