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A Message from the Gyalwang Karmapa: 108 Things You Can Do

April 22, 2009

I am happy to release the 108 Things You Can Do today on Earth Day (April 22nd) and hope that this auspicious act has far-reaching benefits for the Earth.

Our world is facing an environmental crisis which is complex, overwhelming and affects us all, but it is difficult to know where to begin and what we can do.

It is very important for all of us to change our behavior and we need to start taking practical steps. These 108 Things You Can Do are a path that everyone can follow in order to make a difference.

This list of 108 Things You Can Do was produced during the First Kagyu Conference on Environmental Protection held in Saranath, Varanasi in March 2009. These practical solutions were developed under the leadership of His Holiness with the help of the representatives from the participating monasteries and nunneries. Read the rest of this article

His Holiness Gives Instructions on Environmental Consciousness

April 20, 2009 – Gyuto, Dharamsala

At 2:30pm His Holiness gathered all the Tsurphu Labrang (Karmapa’s Office of Administration) staff members, those working Gyuto, to his audience chamber. His Holiness gave a brief introduction about environmental consciousness and how humans have created problems to upset the natural balance of the environment. Read more

His Holiness Karmapa Studying the Sciences

April 11, 2009 – Dharamsala

His Holiness Karmapa is studying the sciences with Daniel Goleman. For four days, His Holiness will study two-hour long science classes in Gyuto. Richard Gere joined His Holiness on the first day of class.

Daniel Goleman is an internationally recognized psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. Read more

His Holiness Speaks at a Lecture Event on ‘World Peace and Youth’

March 29, 2009 – IIC, New Delhi

His Holiness expressed his deep gratitude to the Indian government and the people of India for providing refuge to the Tibetans for fifty years and said that the Tibetans owe a great deal to India for being able to preserve the rich Tibetan culture and practice one’s own religion in India. The popularity of Tibetan Buddhism in the world, he said, was largely because of its strong base in India. Read more

His Holiness Presides Over Säng Puja

March 25, 2009 – Vajra Vidhya Institute, Sarnath.

This day is the 29th day and the “Earth-Water coincidence” according to Tibetan Lunar calendar. The Säng Duë Tse Trin Phung puja is usually practiced during the right conditions, such as this day, to spread lasting peace. His Holiness presided over the Säng puja at 7 am where Kyabje Khenchen Yongzin Thrangu Rinpoche and all the participants of the Environmental Protection Conference were present. The members of Kagyu Committee also attended the Säng puja. Read more