Karmapa Foundation is pleased to announce a special event with His Holiness the 17th Karmapa

April 14, 2015

Joining Heart and Mind: Creating a Compassionate World

7 pm to 9 pm
New York City
Special audience begins at 6 pm

Ethical Culture Society

2 West 64th Street

View the video of this event here.
Compassion is the key force motivating our work to change ourselves and the world. We need practical guidance on strengthening compassion so that it moves us to create and seize opportunities to act. Given the enormity of the goal of creating a healthy planet and society, the qualities of courage and joy need to be cultivated to sustain our compassion on the long road that lies ahead. To do this, we must base our lives fully in our noble heart—not just to prevent caretaker and activist burnout, but in order to create a meaningful and happy life for ourselves.

All proceeds from this event go to the Karmapa Foundation in support of His Holiness the Karmapa’s visit to America.

The remaining $800 tickets offered the added benefit of a rupa blessed by His Holiness and an audience/blessing line in a private setting before the talk, at 6 pm. At that blessing ticket-holders were introduced to His Holiness and had a few words with him. The rupa was blessed and handed to participants by His Holiness.

The three-inch rupas that His Holiness blessed are all lost wax castings,” made in Nepal by a Newari craftsman. They represent the five Buddha families and are called pancha Buddha families. Their mudras signify Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi and Vairocana. Newari craftsmen have been making rupas for over a thousand years in Nepal. They are known as great artisans and their craft is passed down from generation to generation.


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