Excitement Mounts at Yale as Karmapa’s Visit Nears





With the conclusion of his stay at Princeton University, His Holiness the Karmapa has successfully completed visits to four universities during the 19 days that he has been in the United States thus far. Next stop, a fifth university: Yale University, where preparations have intensified, as the team makes the most of each remaining moment until His Holiness’ arrival there next week. Yale itself will be webcasting His Holiness’  lecture on April 7, and a link will be be made available here on the date of the lecture.
The organizing team, comprising faculty and students from several departments across Yale, writes in on their preparations as follows:
Excitement grows as we await the visit to Yale by His Holiness the Karmapa. The public talk “Compassion in Action: Buddhism and the Environment” sold out all 2,500 seats in the beautiful Woolsey Hall, and staging for the event has begun (see photo). Master Jeff Brenzel of Timothy Dwight College is preparing to welcome His Holiness as a 2015 Chubb Fellow at Yale. While in residence, the Karmapa will have an opportunity to take part in activities of the Yale Himalaya Initiative  the Department of Religious Studies, the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies  and the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale
In addition to tea with Yale President Peter Salovey, His Holiness will meet with a wide range of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, attend courses on both religion and environmental studies and have an opportunity to explore the acclaimed Tibetan collection of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
The University Chaplain’s Office is cleaning Yale’s Buddhist shrine (photo below) and preparing a space for His Holiness to meet with the Connecticut Tibetan community. 

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