Discuss the application of the Dharma to situations of social, political, environmental and economic suffering and injustice.
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Re-posting this from our sister site:
The 17th Karmapa of the Tibetan Kagyu school appears to be very concerned about environmental issues and has written some guidelines for his monasteries and for lay practitioners:
"108 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP ENVIRONMENT"
“I am happy to release the 108 Things You Can Do today on Earth Day and hope that this auspicious act has far-reaching benefits for the Earth.
Our world is facing an environmental crisis which is complex, overwhelming and affects us all, but it is difficult to know where to begin and what we can do.
It is very important for all of us to change our behavior and we need to start taking practical steps. These 108 Things You Can Do are a path that everyone can follow in order to make a difference.”
http://karmapa-paris.org/site_wp/wp-con ... armapa.pdf
The second link takes you straight to the list.
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Thanks Kim. What a great list! I've saved it to the cloud so I can remind myself from time to time. We lay practitioners can do more too.
It was something HH the 17th Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje said, which finally got me to become vegetarian a few years ago. It wasn't as difficult as I expected.
Just as the trunk of an ordinary tree
Lying in the forests of the Malaya mountains
Absorbs the perfume of sandal from the moist leaves and branches
So you come to resemble who whomever you follow.
~Words of My Perfect Teacher
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thanks for sharing
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