Karmapa Seattle 2015
The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the air we breathe have all arisen interdependently. We cannot survive alone. We cannot eat, wear clothes or breathe alone. The more keenly we are aware of this, the more we will begin to take responsibility for the welfare of other beings.
– H.H. the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
We at Nalanda West and Nalandabodhi are delighted to announce a special event with His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, on Saturday May 9th, 2015 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall: “A Call to Compassionate Action.”
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, heads the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. In 1999 at the age of fourteen, he made a dramatic escape from Tibet to India to be near His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his other teachers. Today, he is an authentic 21st century spiritual leader with millions of students around the world. With a unique compassionate voice, he is actively advocating for the integration of a spiritual perspective in social justice issues, and is particularly outspoken about the environment, women’s rights, and the active engagement of youth.
“‘His Holiness is an inspiring embodiment of a new generation of Buddhist teachers who care deeply about pressing contemporary issues and how religious voices can contribute to global conversations,’ said Willa Miller, an instructor in Harvard’s Buddhist Ministry Initiative who is also a teacher within the Karmapa’s lineage.”
– from the Washington Post article, “Tibetan Buddhist Leader Blazes an Innovative Trail” by Joshua Eaton. March 27, 2015.
Karmapa means “the one who carries out buddha-activity” or “the embodiment of all the activities of the buddhas.” His Holiness the 17th Karmapa is an authentic 21st century spiritual leader who is following in the footsteps of his mentor, the Dalai Lama.
“A Call to Compassionate Action” will feature Buddhist teachings by His Holiness Karmapa, and a panel discussion with the Karmapa and Seattle area youth leaders engaged in working for social justice.
HH the 17th Karmapa in Seattle, Washington
Saturday, May 9, 2015
2 pm – 4 pm & 7 pm – 9 pm
Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center
For further questions, contact: HHKseattle2015@nalandawest.org