Posts tagged “Ogyen Trinley Dorje”

HH Karmapa supports Earth Hour

Posted on March 23rd, 2013, by

 “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...

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Day Five, 4th Khoryug Conference

Posted on June 11th, 2012, by

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...

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Day Four, 4th Khoryug Conference

Posted on June 11th, 2012, by

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...

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Day Three, 4th Khoryug Conference

Posted on June 10th, 2012, by

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...

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Day Two, 4th Khoryug Conference

Posted on June 9th, 2012, by

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...

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Day One, 4th Khoryug Conference

Posted on June 8th, 2012, by

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...

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4th Khoryug Conference – Press Statement

Posted on June 7th, 2012, by

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...

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Karmapa Delivers Inaugural Address to Environmental Section at Global Buddhist Congregation

Posted on December 5th, 2011, by

His Holiness the Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje,delivered the inaugural address at the Global Buddhist Congregation’s section on “Environment and the Natural World.” Opening the daylong session, the Gyalwang Karmapa addressed a packed hall of hundreds of delegates gathered from 32 countries around the world. He spoke on...

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Walking the Path of Environmental Buddhism

Posted on November 18th, 2011, by

The 25th year anniversary edition of the distinguished scientific journal, Conservation Biology, carries an article by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa. Titled “Walking the Path of Environmental Buddhism through Compassion and Emptiness”, the article lays out His Holiness’ personal reasons for becoming an...

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Karmapa addresses the Mind and Life Conference on Ecology, Ethics, and Interdependence

Posted on October 30th, 2011, by

Gyalwang Karmapa addresses the Mind and Life Conference. October 20,2011- Dharamsala.  His Holiness Karmapa attended the 23rd Mind and Life conference from October 17-20 and gave a short address to the conference. He began by explaining the motivating factors in the development of his own concern and action for environmental...

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