Gaya, Feb 17 (ANI): Hundreds of Buddhist monks held special prayers for world peace and prosperity in Bihar. The 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje presided over the week-long special prayer session of 33rd ‘Kagyu Monlam’. According to a Buddhist website, the word monlam could be translated as "the path of aspiration". Tibetan mon means a wish, desire, aspiration and lam - a path. “The 33rd Kagyu Monlam 2016 is officially commencing from today and at present his holiness 17th Karmapa is in session,” said head of publicity department of Kagyu Monlam, Gompo Chering.