‘Interconnected’ – Now in Paperback!
The Seventeenth Karmapa draws on timeless values to propose a new, interconnectivity-focused code of ethics.
This book helps readers understand how 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 recognise our connections to one another and to the earth but also begin actively working together as interdependent individuals to create a truly global society.
His Holiness 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 more fully lived experience of connection.
His Holiness the Karmapa shows us how gaining emotional awareness of our connectedness can fundamentally reshape the human race. He guides us to action, showing step by step how we can change the way we use the earth’s resources and 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.
His Holiness the Karmapa is the head of a 900-year-old lineage and one of Buddhism’s most important spiritual leaders. He is known for his commitment—grounded in rigorous Buddhist education—to advancing universal human values. He is the seventeenth incarnation in the Karmapa lineage, which dates back to the twelfth century.