Participants of Kagyu Monlam Chenmo

Western practitioners taking part in Kagyu Monlam aspirations.

Western practitioners taking part in Kagyu Monlam aspirations.

In Bodhgaya you will meet a lot of people, from the highest Lama like the Karmapa to the poor beggars.
Every year the Kagyu Monlam aspirations are led by His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa. Gyalwa Karmapa, Rinpoches, high lamas, monks from numerous monasteries and lay devotees gather around the Bodhi Tree together.
Lay participants of Kagyu Monlam are Indians, Chinese, Tibetans, Nepalese, Europeans, American, Russians… all are there, and many others.

Here are some articles to present you those you will meet there.

His Holiness 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje
His Holiness 14th Shamarpa Mipham Chokyi Lodreo
High Lamas and Rinpoches
Monks and Nuns
Public, lay practitioners

Kagyu Monlam

Monks meditate under the Bodhi Tree