On June 13, 2017, moving westward on his tour across Canada, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje arrived in Edmonton. At Karma Tashi Ling, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche’s seat in Edmonton headed by Ani Kunsang, the Karmapa was warmly welcomed by many old students of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa and Thrangu Rinpoche. Here, a body-speech-mind offering was made to His Holiness and tea with yellow rice were served as per tradition. Following which, was a lunch gathering with His Holiness’ entourage and the assembly at Karma Tashi Ling.
The next day, on June 14th, His Holiness left Edmonton to arrive in Calgary in time for the public talk at 5:30PM. This event was organized by the Tibetan Association of Alberta, and held at the Jack Singer Concert Hall which accommodates an audience of 1400. The topic of the talk was “Compassion for World Peace”, on top of which, the association requested for oral transmissions to the Chenrezig six-syllable, Guru Rinpoche and Green Tara mantras. Upon completion, regufe was also given, whereby His Holiness thanked the Tibetan Association of Alberta for making arrangements to see this event through.