His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa gives the empowerment of Chenresig
On August 18 His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa transmitted the empowerment of Chenresig to a large gathering of devotees.
Before starting the empowerment proper he explained that there was great benefit in the practice of Chenresig because “it’s a practice that helps us develop our inherent quality of compassion, until one day it will blossom fully. The kind of compassion that we can imagine of Chenresig involves knowing that the problems and difficulties of life, but even the fun and joyous sides of life, that all of this is just temporary – it’s not permanent, not really existing, like an illusion…. He can see that as clear as daylight.”