Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society by Ogyen Trinley Dorje KarmapaInterconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society by Ogyen Trinley Dorje Karmapa

Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society

byOgyen Trinley Dorje Karmapa

Hardcover | February 28, 2017

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Plucked from a humble nomad family to become the leader of one of Tibet’s oldest Buddhist lineages, the young Seventeenth Karmapa draws on timeless values to create an urgent ethic for today’s global community. 

We have always been, and will always be, interconnected—through family, community, and shared humanity. As our planet changes and our world grows smaller, it is vital we not only recognize our connections to one another and to the earth but also begin actively working together as interdependent individuals to create a truly global society.

The Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, is uniquely positioned to guide us in this process. Drawing on years of intensive Buddhist training and a passionate commitment to social issues, he teaches how we can move from a merely intellectual understanding to a fully lived experience of connection. By first seeing, then feeling, and finally living these connections, we can become more effective agents of social and ethical change. 

The Karmapa shows us how gaining emotional awareness of our connectedness can fundamentally reshape the human race. He then guides us to action, showing step by step how we can change the way we use the earth’s resources and can continue to better our society. In clear language, the Karmapa draws connections between such seemingly far-flung issues as consumer culture, loneliness, animal protection, and self-reliance. In the process, he helps us move beyond theory to practical and positive social and ethical change.
His Holiness the Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, is the head of a 900-year-old lineage and one of Buddhism’s most important spiritual leaders. He is known for his commitment—grounded in rigorous Buddhist education—to advancing universal human values. He is the seventeenth incarnation in the Karmapa lineage, which dates back to the twelft...
Title:Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global SocietyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Wisdom PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1614294127

ISBN - 13:9781614294122

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“As a spiritual leader with a deep commitment to action, the Karmapa does not merely call for real change; in this book he offers the essential guidance we need to bring it about.”