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 environmentalist, his masterful explanation of the overlap between Buddhist philosophy and environmental ideology, and his calls to action to protect the environment. His Holiness was personally requested by the editors of the journal to contribute to this 25th Year edition and asked to write a piece from his own perspective that would provide a spiritual basis for environmental action and a personal narrative that could inspire the scientific community. 

Conservation Biology is the most influential and frequently cited journal in its field. The journal publishes groundbreaking papers and is instrumental in defining the key issues contributing to the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity. The 25th year anniversary edition of the journal will be out in December of 2011. The article is available online at: It can also be downloaded as a PDF by clicking here: Karmapa.ConservationBiology.


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