Posted on November 19th, 2010, by

Day Three of Khoryug Conference

The morning of Day Three consisted of overview on the next steps for Khoryug, including large joint projects that will be carried out in the next few months.

Given that the majority of Khoryug monasteries faced difficulties in implementing waste management, especially due to the lack of recycling capabilities in their communities, the final session consisted of problem solving methods for waste management by Mr. Ramakanth, a well respected expert from Green Technologies, a Bangalore based environmental engineering company.

The session ended with a closing speech from Karma Tulku Rinpoche, Khoryug coordinators, and Tsurphu Labrang representative.

In the afternoon, the monks and nuns participated in a clean-up activity in the Bylakuppe area.

< The clean up was led by Karma Tulku and carried out in the area surrounding the monastery, in the area surrouding His Holiness the Dalai Lama's palace, as well as the Tibetan Refugee camp.

Several people from the community also joined in the activity and expressed their gratitude.

Many monks and nuns felt that they had undergone a transformation since His Holiness had initiated Khoryug activities.

Lama Thupten Jigme of Gyuto Ramoche Monastery said that he found himself hesitating about even throwing away a sweet wrapper now that he himself was aware of how important it is to protect the environment.