Karmapa prays for world peace and liberation

January 4th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Bodhgaya, Jan.4 (ANI): The 17th Karmapa Lama, Ugyen Thrinley Dorje has urged people to maintain world peace.
Offering prayers at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya today, Karmapa asked hundreds of Buddhists monks and devotees who had congregated to take sermons in Buddhist philosophy, to pray for world peace, harmony and liberation of all.
Devotees from about 40 countries attended the prayer session.
“It is held specially this time for the world peace and for benefiting the environment, not the environment locally in Bodhgaya but also the whole of India and from India to whole of the world. So it comes out of the vision of his holiness Karmapa of bringing together people from all over the world to pray together for world peace,” said Joe, a British devotee at the temple. The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in the world. It is said to be the spot where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment over 2,500 years ago. (ANI)

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