fbpx

HH Karmapa Speaks At Harvard On Caring For The Earth And Others

743 497 admin
His Holiness, the 17th Karmapa gave a talk at Harvard about caring for life on earth.

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa gave a talk at Harvard’s Memorial Church about caring for life on earth.

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa spoke to a capacity crowd at Harvard’s Memorial Church on March 26. Professor David Hempton, Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, welcomed the Karmapa, who gave a talk on “Caring for Life on Earth in the 21st Century.”

Considered an environmental activist, His Holiness covered a range of topics from what it means to care for the earth and its inhabitants to the HDS Buddhist Ministry Initiative, his plans to establish full ordination for women in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, LGBT rights and race relations.

At the end of his talk, the Karmapa said he wanted to leave the audience with one thought: “When we talk about disasters in this world, we usually think of things like epidemics and famine, but there is one source of disaster that we often fail to recognize—a lack of love.” He urged everyone to feel “a love that is courageous … with each and every other living being and with this environment itself.”

Read the complete article here: “Caring for Life on Earth in the 21st Century

Watch the event at Harvard University.