Posted on June 7th, 2009, by

World Environment Day, June 5th 2009

For World Environment Day, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa led a tree planting ceremony on the grounds of Gyuto Tantric University, His Holiness’s temporary home near Dharamsala.

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Accompanied by the Abbot of Gyuto and other senior Gyuto monks, Gyalwang Karmapa supervised the planting of ten saplings, various shrubs and a multitude of flowers.

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He placed the first sapling, an Ashoka tree, in the ground and watered it.

The Abbot followed by planting a pine tree sapling.

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Tsurphu Labrang General Secretary, Drupon Rinpoche,  also planted several saplings and shrubs.

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Chamsingla, sister to His Holiness, also participated in the event.

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During the day, several of the monks cleaned the nearby stream, which had become clogged with garbage, weeds and plants.

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Afterwards, the environmental committee appointed monks to continue to lavish care on the saplings so that they will flourish in the future.

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