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His Holiness the 17th Karmapa has long spoken of the importance of environmental protection and regularly encourages Buddhist students and others to engage in activities that benefit the natural world.
In today’s podcast we go back to a short and powerful teaching by the Gyalwang Karmapa about the current climate emergency and how he has become involved through promoting a vegetarian diet, the protection of forests, and by encouraging all monasteries and nunneries to partake in various conservation measures.
The Karmapa teaches us how environmental protection accords with the Buddhist principles of compassion, interdependence, and loving-kindness, and how we can use these meditations to strengthen our resolve and reduce human greed and desire.
The episode is in Tibetan with an English translation.