Visit to Seattle, WA by HH the 17th Karmapa (PRNewswire-iReach)



Tibetan Buddhist Leader, HH 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, will give a public teaching May 9.





SEATTLEMay. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The program will include a dialogue with local youth leaders engaged in social justice work related to homelessness, gender equality, and the environment.
As part of his 2015 US Tour including Ivy League universities StanfordHarvardYale, andPrinceton, the 17th Karmapa will visit Seattle, Washington from May 7-10.
The Karmapa will give a public teaching on Saturday May 9th titled "A Call to Compassionate Action" at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
The program will consist of two sessions: 2-4pm will feature a dialogue between the Karmapa and youth leaders working in social justice, and 7-pm His Holiness Karmapa will give a teaching on compassionate action.
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, is the head of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu Lineage of Buddhism, and a guide to millions of Buddhists around the world. Encountering His Holiness Karmapa now is like hearing from HH the Dalai Lama 30 years ago, before the Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
Whether featured in TIME Magazine, the Washington Post, or in his TED talk, the Karmapa is following in his mentor's footsteps, not as a political leader but as a unique spiritual voice actively advocating for the integration of a spiritual perspective into social justice issues.
In past eras we had figures like Gandhi and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who were able to bring civility, a connection to the sacred, and radical interdependence, to the most pressing issues of our time. Like his mentor, HH Dalai Lama, the Karmapa is poised to be an important world leader.
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