Interconnected: embracing life in our global society
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. In clear language, the Karmapa shows us how gaining emotional awareness of our connectedness can fundamentally reshape the human race.
“We are now so interdependent that it is in our own interest to take the whole of humanity into account .. I am very happy to see in this book the Karmapa Rinpoche taking a lead and advising practical ways to reach this goal.”
– HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA
Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje