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Interconnected - by Ogyen Trinley Dorje (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 264

Genre: Psychology

Sub-Genre: Interpersonal Relations

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Wisdom Publications

Author: Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Language: English

Street Date: March 27, 2018
TCIN: 53508583
UPC: 9781614295211
Item Number (DPCI): 248-76-0890

Description

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.

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