Buddhism

A Political Awakening for Buddhists

A Political Awakening for Buddhists

May 12, 2015

HDS professor Janet Gyatso speaks about Buddhism and civic activism ahead of 125 U.S. Buddhist leaders from across the spectrum gathering on May 14 in Washington for what organizers say may be the biggest conference ever focused on bringing their faith communities into public, civic life.

The Karmapa at Memorial Church

Caring for Life on Earth

March 27, 2015

Besides epidemics, wars, violence, and starvation, there is another source of disaster that is often overlooked: "a lack of love." So said His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, to a capacity crowd at Harvard's Memorial Church on Thursday, March 26.
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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa on ordination for women

Video: His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa on Full Ordination for Tibetan Women, moderated by Professor Janet Gyatso

March 26, 2015

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa discusses ordination of Tibetan women with faculty and students of the Buddhist Studies program at HDS. The conversation was moderated by Janet Gyatso, HDS Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs.

March 2017 update: Since his visit to HDS, the Gyalwa Karmapa has taken further steps toward full ordination for Tibetan Buddhist nuns.... Read more about Video: His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa on Full Ordination for Tibetan Women, moderated by Professor Janet Gyatso

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