Monday, 6 May was the birthday of His Holiness Karmapa. Sangha members around the world celebrated His Holiness's birthday by reciting the Karmapa Guru Yoga and long life prayers.
Members of the Sakya Samten Ling sangha in Los Angeles travelled to San Fransisco to receive the initiation of Vajrapana from His Holiness Sakya Trizin on 4 May. His Holiness is midway through His teaching tour of the North Americas.
Lama Jampa visited Kagyu Ling in Manchester over the bank holiday weekend of 4 to 6 May. A number of sangha members had interviews with Lama Jampa during this time. Kagyu Ling sangha members also undertook a 2-day group retreat on Chenrezik over 5 to 6 May.