"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world." ~ John Milton Image: H.H the 17th Karmapa
Japanese tradition for New Year, Hatsumode 初詣 - the first Shinto shrine visit of the Japanese New Year.
16th Karmapa flanked on his right by the 11th Situpa and to his left the 6th Ponlop Rinpoche. The photo is believed to be taken in the Late 1940's early 50's near to the seat Tsurpu Monastery of the Karmapa's who is the head of the Kagyu linage.
#Japanese National Treasure, Seated Statue of Senju #Kannon 千手観音座像(葛井寺) #buddhism
The 16th Gyalwang Karmapa--a realized being.
第十六世大寶法王 HH 16th Karmapa
An old photograph Teshu Yamaoka/SAMURAI
Dilgo Khyentse R., Dzigar Kongtrul R., Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, & their infant son Dungse Jampal Norbu