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The key takeaways from this 1982 year-of-the-dog address to the sangha are that we must:
- Supplicate for the Karmapa to return,
- Dedicate ourselves to practice, and
- Enjoy our lives.
His Holiness died on November 5, 1981, just a little over three months earlier. Trungpa Rinpoche and the entire community were still very much in mourning. At the same time, this was a powerfully energized era for the Vajradhatu community, as you can hear in this audio recording.