15) For recent comments by the Gyalwang Karmapa
regarding the importance of bhiksum ordination, see http://kagyuoffice.
, who is the spirit behind this annual conference, said that in saving environment, we are saving ourselves; and to do that there has to be this yardstick: exploit nature to the extent that it benefits you and others but does not harm the environment.
East Carolina University Junior, biology and Asian studies double major Study abroad: Historical, cultural and religious field study in India Influential person met: 17th Gyalwang Karmapa
A rare opportunity for a group of students to work closely in India with His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa
, the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, as he articulates what Buddhism has to offer to the concerns of the present world, especially those of young adults
14) In 2010, the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa
, the spiritual leader of the Karma Kagyu lineage, went further still to announce that he is committed to improving women's rights and status, and to fully ordaining women as bhikkhunis in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition (Damcho).