Posts by Dekila

HH Karmapa supports Earth Hour

Posted on March 23rd, 2013

 “I have been a supporter of Earth Hour for the past three years and am happy to continue the tradition this year as well, by turning off the lights for one hour on March 23rd, from 8.30 to 9.30 pm. It might seem like a small gesture but Earth Hour represents the unified voice of hundreds of millions of people around the world who want to see...

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New book by HH Karmapa: The Heart is Noble

Posted on February 19th, 2013

02/19/2013 Today, His Holiness the Karmapa’s latest book is being officially launched in North America and continental Europe. Titled, The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out, the book constitutes a call to action on the urgent challenges that face the world, in particular the under-30 generation. The book is based on a...

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Day Five, 4th Khoryug Conference

Posted on June 11th, 2012

4th Khoryug Conference Day Five Report 9th June, 2012 Monks and nuns gathered with great anticipation early in the morning to visit a brand new old people’s home that has been recently completed nearby at Bagli. Designed by Didi Contractor, a well known eco-architect, the adobe building is constructed entirely with eco-friendly materials so...

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Day Four, 4th Khoryug Conference

Posted on June 11th, 2012

4th Khoryug Conference Day Four Report 8th June 2012 On the morning of Day Four, the conference fully transitioned into strategy building. The presentations were focused on kinds of strategies: emergency responses to earthquakes and fires, long term preparedness plans for disasters such as floods and droughts, and basic guidelines to combat the...

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Day Three, 4th Khoryug Conference

Posted on June 10th, 2012

4th Khoryug Conference Day Three Report June 7th, 2012 In the morning of Day Three, the trainers brought the issues of biodiversity, climate change, and natural disasters to the local level so that the monastic representatives could see how these issues affect them directly and how they could prepare in advance to minimize the negative impacts....

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Day Two, 4th Khoryug Conference

Posted on June 9th, 2012

4th Khoryug Conference June 6th, 2012 Day Two Report Day Two began with a science tutorial for the gathered monks and nuns on different biological cycles such as the carbon cycle, the nitrogen cycle, and the water cycle. Dekila Chungyalpa, the conference facilitator, explained that in such a complex system, the depletion or over-production of one...

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Day One, 4th Khoryug Conference

Posted on June 8th, 2012

4th Khoryug Conference on Environmental Protection for Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries, Nunneries and Dharma Centres Day One Report 5th June, 2012 Given the focus of this year’s conference, it seemed appropriate that, as the delegates gathered in the grounds of the Norbulingka Institute to await the arrival of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang...

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4th Khoryug Conference – Press Statement

Posted on June 7th, 2012

World Environment Day, June 5th 2012 4th Conference on Environmental Protection for Khoryug Monasteries PRESS STATEMENT Celebrating World Environment Day, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa and the Honorable Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament launched the 4th Khoryug Conference on Environmental Protection for Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries. The five-day...

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4th Khoryug Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Disaster Preparedness

Posted on June 3rd, 2012

རང་བྱུང་ཁོར་ཡུག་སྲུང་སྐྱོབ་ཚོགས་ཐེངས་བཞི་པ། ས་གནས། རྡ་ས་། དུས་ཚོད། སྤྱི་ལོ་ ༢༠༡༢ ཟླ་ ༠༦ ཚེས་ ༥ ནས་ ༩...

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His Holiness speaks for Earth Hour

Posted on March 30th, 2012

SUPPORT STATEMENT FOR EARTH HOUR ” I ask all of you to join us on March 31st, 8.30 pm, to turn off your lights for one hour. This simple gesture has a profound consequence. It joins us with millions of people around the world and raises our concern about the impacts of climate change on our world in one common voice. It affirms our...

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