At 5:00AM EDT, on Sunday, May 28, 2017, half of His Holiness’ entourage arrived at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. The party was warmly received by the president of the Karma Kagyu Association of Canada, Dungse Lama Pema, along with association executives, including Lama Tenzin Dakpa and other members.
In preparation for the Gyalwang Karmapa’s arrival, the entourage has arrived earlier to finalized event details. His Holiness will be arriving the next day along with the remainder of the entourage for his first tour to Canada. The first teaching to be given by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, will take place on May, 31st at the University of Toronto.