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If you are inspired to take up his challenge, the Karmapa offers a path for participating in a global community that is based on compassion. In these chapters, he shares his vision for bringing social action into daily life, on a scale we can realistically manage through the choices we make every day - what to buy, what to eat, and how to relate honestly and bravely with our friends and family and coworkers. His fresh and encouraging perspective shows us that we have the strength to live with kindness in the midst of the many challenges we face as socially and environmentally conscious beings. Because he sees the world through the lens of the interdependence of all beings, he sees that humans can change social and environmental problems by changing their attitudes and actions. And so, he shows ways that we can change our world by changing ourselves - by examining our own habits of consumption and by being willing to look into how our food reaches our table and how the products we buy are made. In his chapter on gender, he points out that we don’t have to label others according to a social construct.If his viewpoint seems optimistic, it is - and it’s also demanding. The Karmapa calls on us to open our mind and heart to the innumerable connections we share with others - in our families, communities, social systems, and on our planet. Thanks to the depth of his spiritual training, and the breadth of his curiosity about the world and his love for it, he presents a relevant framework for understanding what it means to be human now - and why it’s imperative that we concern ourselves with the well-being of all others. He points to a world we can create through our own effort, using a resource we already have in abundance - the basic nobility of our human heart.

©2013 Ogyen Trinley Dorje (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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What was most disappointing about The Karmapa and Ogyen Trinley Dorje ’s story?

I was expecting a book commensurate with the assumed intellectual capabilities of the author. Unfortunately, it feels as if I am reading a term paper written by a high school student. Unoriginal, klunky and plodding. Will make me think twice about purchasing a book by the Karmapa.

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Amazing

A bodhisattva for our generation. The Karamapa truly shines on all the issues that we deal with ever day, the environment, gender issues, war and so much more. Truly my favorite read of the year!

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Great book

Wonderful thoughts on the world and how to live in peace and love.
Insight to any religion <3

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uplifting, inspiring and entertaining

no matter your religious affiliation, its insightful and informative. giving you a new way of seeing the root problem and solutions that will not just help the individual but the society. enjoy

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Inspiring

This is a book worth reading multiple times throughout the year! he is wise beyond his years.

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A very mind opening novel.

A mindful perspective on life worldwide. From the past to present, and future to come. Thank you.

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Gentle Observations

The Karmapa brings clarity of vision to an array of topics. Loved sharing time with someone new to me, as if sipping a cup of tea with him on a comfy couch. He reminded me that the overwhelmingly large feat of enacting positive change is but small events of healthy action which may then be linked together for a substantial result.

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  • 02-07-16

life changing

fantastic book by an amazing guy highly recommended and very thought provoking, I loved it

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  • tracy connor
  • 07-25-21

Such compassion and wisdom

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa is a bright shining light of love, wisdom and practical compassion. So helpful for us all. I am deeply grateful for his care and concern for me and us all.

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  • C V Grieve
  • 07-12-20

Wonderful Listening

This book shows how we can be interconnected, peaceful and show love for one another.. beautiful.

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  • SJRod
  • 07-05-17

Beautiful and enjoyable

Great book from HH 17th Karmapa. So beautifully written and read. you can imagine being there with HH 17th Karmapa as he wrote this and imagine you had the fortune to listen to these teachings.

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  • MISS A E O'CONNELL
  • 06-11-17

Very relevant topics

I loved the book. I think it explores modern and relevant points and it is not just for Buddhists

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  • Paul Rossouw
  • 02-22-15

A lovely piths listen on ethics for modern living:

Essential material on many topics all converging to give us inspiration to embody modern ethics in daily life - nonsectarian philosophy from a humble Buddhist monk - a young saint.