The Kagyu Monlam

The annual Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya is an annual event that is extremely close to the Gyalwang Karmapa’s heart and he personally oversees many of the organizational aspects of a program that is attended by tens of thousands of people.

The goal of the Monlam is to encourage world peace and the event encompasses many days of teachings, prayers and meditation. These well wishes have also brought about many side-projects such as the Kagyu Monlam soup kitchen, medical camp, veterinary camp, and many more.

His Holiness has also used the Monlam as a skillful launchpad for revitalizing some traditions such as the Garchen Encampment, the Akshobya Fire Ritual, etc. You can visit the Kagyu Monlam website if you’d like to learn more about attending.