North American Kagyu Monlam Hawaii

Aspiration Prayers for the Earth and World Peace

The Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu Centers of Hawaii invite you to join us in spreading love and compassion with the offering of aspiration prayers for the earth and world peace, and the freedom of all beings from suffering. Each day, the Monlam will begin with Mahayana Sojong Vows and continue with the recitation of prayers, meditation and teachings on the Dharma.

Continuing A 500-Year Old Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

The Monlam was established in the 16th century and has been held continuously to this day. The Monlam is a way for sentient beings and the earth to join, says His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, head of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism:

"We hold the Kagyu Monlam for the benefit of the entire world. We will not give up on the earth! May there be peace on earth! May the earth be sustained for many thousands of years! These are the prayers we make at the Kagyu Monlam."

Friday, May 9, to Sunday, May 11, 2014


$100 for three days, which includes the Monlam Prayer book, or $35 per day. For those registering for one or two days, the Monlam Prayer book may be purchased for $30. For monastics and three-year retreat graduates, there is no charge.

For more information and to register: