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Root Institute December 3

The Root Institute is a perfect peaceful oasis set back a few kilometers from the dust and perpetual din of downtown Bodh Gaya. HH Karmapa did three slow prostrations to the shrine and placed a khata beneath the photo of HH Dalai Lama before blessing the offerings. He mounted the few stairs to his throne with a slight smile as if it showed athletic prowess, waited till the mandala offering was completed, then addressed the packed audience. It was his fifth visit and he looked very comfortable with the familiar surroundings as he complimented the sangha on their excellent work in the local community – not just thinking about compassion but practicing it.


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