Events

Compassion in Action — Buddhism and the Environment: A Conversation with the 17th Karmapa

April 7, 2015
4pm

Yale University
Woolsey Hall
500 College St.
New Haven, CT, USA

Spiritual leader, social and environmental activist, and artist, His Holiness the 17thKarmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, will present the Chubb Fellowship Lecture on Tuesday, April 7. The Karmapa will give a talk at 4 p.m. in Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. titled “Compassion in Action — Buddhism and the Environment: A Conversation with His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.” Afterwards Andrew Quintman and Mary Evelyn Tucker will interview him.

The Karmapa is the spiritual head of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and is regarded as an influential leader on social and environmental issues. Since his escape from Tibet to India in 2000, the Karmapa has played a key role in preserving Tibetan religion and culture. At the age of 29, the Karmapa’s message has particularly resonated with young people, whom he encourages to take responsibility to create a more compassionate future for the planet.

The Chubb Fellowship was founded with a gift from Yale alumnus Hendon Chubb, and since 1949 has been one of Yale’s most prestigious honors. The Chubb Fellowship is devoted to encouraging interest in public service. Chubb Fellows spend their time at Yale in close, informal contact with students and make an appearance open to the public. Former Chubb Fellows include President Jimmy Carter and Harry Truman. Recent fellows include Ambassador Samantha Power, author Wendell Berry, and Burmese political leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

This event is free and open to the public.  Please reserve your ticket at: http://chubbfellowship.org/