The year as always begins with a lovely new reflection from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche for us to meditate upon, and a request for prayers for His Holiness Karmapa as he begins leading the Monlam cycle for 2016 which began in Tergar Monastery at Bodhgaya on the 14th January with the 3rd Arya Kshema winter gathering for Karma Kagyu Nuns. Uniquely this year will see first steps to restoration of full ordination for nuns, a priority for His Holiness, who views the equality of nuns and monks as paramount for a fully effective sangha. His Holiness will teach on Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation, webcast live. The Karmapa Foundation Europe which was established by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, will be proactive in supporting this programme and assisting three nunneries in the Himalayan region. The full report of the Karmapa Foundations' activity for 2015 can be found here.