Inner Connection and Meditation: Changing the World from Inside Out

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, is the head of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. He guides millions of Buddhists around the world. At the age of fourteen, the Karmapa made a dramatic escape from Tibet. Currently 29 years old, he is based in India and is very active in environmental issues, having transformed 55 monasteries across the Himalayas into centers of green activism. He recently announced that he will establish full ordination for women within his lineage, a long-awaited step that will change the future of Tibetan Buddhism. Leading a tradition that emphasizes direct realization of the nature of mind through serious meditation training, the Karmapa plays a key role in preserving Tibetan religion and culture for a new generation. http://www.kagyuoffice.org

His Holiness the Karmapa talks about how he was discovered to be the reincarnation of a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism. In telling his story, he urges us to work on not just technology and design, but the technology and design of the heart. He is translated onstage by Tyler Dewar.