The Environment

The Gyalwang Karmapa is a passionate environmentalist and regularly incorporates this theme into his teachings and life’s work. For example, he established the Khoryug movement and annual conference to encourage Buddhist communities and monasteries in the Himalayan region to act in sustainable and environmentally friendly ways. His Holiness has spoken at Yale and with many media organisations about the threat to the Himalayan environment. “The environmental emergency that we face is not just a scientific issue, nor is it just a political issue,” he said. “It is also a moral issue.”