The Seventeeth Karmapa had a birthday just recently -- Saturday, the 19th on the lunar calendar or Saturday, the 26th on the Western calendar -- and naturally, there were numerous celebrations in his honor.
Here are photos from one such event that a friend just sent to us -- don't know who took these, but they certainly capture a moment.
We all need a good laugh, and the more frequently we can do this, the better off we will be in the long run. You know, many people have commented that the Seventeenth Karmapa has a playful, humorous nature at times.
These qualities are not unique, you know? As human beings, we all need to get a little bit goofy every now and then. Of course, to the matter of "getting goofy," the lineage does have precedents.