28 May 2013 – Gyuto Monastery, Dharamsala
When a group of students from Emory University in the United States recently visited the Gyalwang Karmapa, he spoke candidly with them about his life.
The group of around 26 students, led by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, travelled to Gyuto Monastery during an annual study-abroad program, and spent about an hour with the Gyalwang Karmapa.
When asked by one student about the role of art in his life, the Gyalwang Karmapa responded,
“There could be a number of reasons why art is important, and it’s not necessarily important to everyone for the same reason. In my case, when the environment around me seems to be quite restricting, which happens to be often, and I feel the need to vent out this feeling of restriction that I’m bound by, then I want to put my feelings of creativity or imagination on paper or canvas and nobody’s trying to restrict me from doing that. For me art is a very important way to express myself under such circumstances, to have an outlet for my creative Read the rest of this article