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June 5th, 2010

Khoryug is very happy to announce that it has received the TESI Environmental Service Award for 2010. Here are quotes from the Tibetan Sangha Ecoforum and from the TESI website announcing this recognition. 

Quote from the Tibetan Sangha’s Eco-forum:

“At 8:00AM today, on it’s founding anniversary, the Tesi Environmental Awareness Movement announced this year’s Tesi Environmental Service Award to Rangjung Khoryug Sungkyob Tsokpa (Environmental Protection Organization). Rangjung Khoryug Sungkyob Tsokpa (RKST) is an association of Kagyu Buddhist monasteries that help protect the Himalayan region from environmental degradation under the leadership of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje. RKST consists of thirty-six monasteries across India, Nepal and Bhutan that are working together to help create an environmental awakening in the Himalayas about the importance of forest protection, water conservation, wildlife preservation, climate change adaptation and waste management.

 In the last two years, Gyalwang Karmapa has called for environmental commitments from Kagyu monasteries, nunneries and centers, and organised two major environmental conferences. With unwavering faith in His Holiness Karmapa, [the] Kagyu Sangha has done outstanding work in environmental conservation; from tree planting, to mass cleanup, to environmental education. Environmental resource materials as well as activities of all the Centres [can be] found [on] their website”


Quote from the TESI website (

TEAM is honoured to present this year’s TESA to *Rangjung Khoryug Sungkyab Tsokpa* and is blessed and deeply appreciative of being able to share our goal of promoting environmental awareness with His Holiness Karmapa. Tesi Environmental Awareness Movement is a registered non-profit environmental organization based in Dharamsala with a mission to revive the ecological consciousness of the Tibetan people.


  1. Tsering Yangkey, Executive Director of TESI, introduces the award
2. Tibetan Sangha Ecoforum

 3. Khenpo Kesang Nyima and Khenpo Tenzin Namgyal accept the award on behalf of His Holiness and Khoryug 



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