Gebet Karmapas an Ground Zero , New York
Following the museum tour, His Holiness made a visit to Ground Zero, the site of the tragic collapse of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. At this location, His Holiness made special prayers for world peace and offered his blessings. In the guest book of the Tribute WTC Visitor Center adjacent to the former location of the Twin Towers, on May 16, 2008 His Holiness inscribed the following verse (appearing here in translation from Tibetan):
Through peaceful hearts,
And peaceful intelligence,
May this world truly move
From darkness to light.