by Ani Rinchen Khandro, a British nun in Bodhgaya
In this great gathering of Rinpoches, monks, nuns and lay devotees from the four corners of the world His Holiness Karmapa presides over all with grace, his perfect form adorned by majesty and modesty.
Like 1,000 Armed Chenresig his eyes of limitless compassion see everything. His hands of skillful means touch all aspects of this vast event and diverse assembly bringing everything into balance and harmony. Where at first there was unfamiliarity and wariness there is now kindness and smiles of friendship. What was rough has become smooth.
By his words of wisdom we are moved. By his immaculate example we are inspired. By his great love we are transformed. His very presence radiates blessings. Bodhgaya, this place made holy by the Buddhas, a place of extremes of heat and cold, chaos and calm, beggars and Bodhisattvas, this place becomes Dewachen. May the power of Karmapa’s blessing waves reach the whole universe and beyond. Emaho!