Prayers for a Time of Pandemic
Compiled and Introduced by the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Translation: Kagyu Monlam Translation Team
Beginning in the spring of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the entire world. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost, and severe lockdowns were instituted, prohibiting people from gathering or traveling. At that time, the Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje led a hundred thousand people all over the world in seven days of webcast prayers for the pandemic to subside. This book contains the selection of prayers specially compiled by the Gyalwang Karmapa for these webcasts, along with transcriptions of the talks he gave in Tibetan, English, and Chinese, counseling his students on how to think and act.