His Holiness the 17th Karmapa to Visit HDS (Harvard.Edu)




March 24, 2015


Harvard Divinity School is honored to host "Caring for Life on Earth in the Twenty-first Century," a talk presented by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.
The talk, which is sponsored by HDS, the Harvard College Freshman Dean's Office, and the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, will take place Thursday, March 26, at 4 pm, in Harvard's Memorial Church.
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa heads the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. He guides millions of Buddhists around the world. At the age of 14, he made a dramatic escape from Tibet to India to be near His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his own lineage teachers. Currently 29 years old, the Karmapa created an eco-monastic movement with over 55 monasteries across the Himalayas acting as centers of green activism.
He recently announced plans to establish full ordination for women, a step that will change the future of Tibetan Buddhism. His latest book, The Heart is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out, is based on his interactions with American university students.
All available tickets have been distributed at this point. The event will be streamed live at http://kagyuoffice.org/webcast/.
There will be a stand-by line on the day of the event at the Memorial Church starting at 3:30 pm. However, because of the large interest, we are unable to guarantee admission for anyone waiting in line.
Any interested media members should contact Michael Naughton, media relations coordinator.

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