Co-sponsored by The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, talks about the interdependence of compassion, technology, and the environment, drawing upon childhood memories and examples to an estimated audience of 1,700 held at Stanford University’s Memorial Auditorium on March 17, 2015.
His Holiness is head of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, guiding millions of Buddhists worldwide. At 14, he made a dramatic escape from Tibet and took refuge in India. Currently 29 years old, he is a globally recognized environmental leader, having created an eco-monastic movement with over 55 monasteries across the Himalayas. He announced that he will establish full ordination for women within his lineage. Through meditation training, he plays a key role in preserving Tibetan religion and culture. His latest book, titled The Heart is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out, is based on his interactions with American university students.