Tuesday, June 1, 2010
A visit to the Karmapa
For the second year, participants in ECU's study abroad program were able to meet with the Karmapa, a young incarnate lama from Tibet. Esteemed in his religious lineage much as the Dalai Lama is in his lineage, the 25-year old Karmapa is quite accessible to young people. He has an iPod on which he listens to hip hop, and he enjoyed seeing the film Avatar recently. At the same time, he is an earnest environmentalist, artist, spiritual practitioner, and a leader to many Tibetans and others. He told us about his youth, his escape from Tibet, and his life in exile, and he patiently answered our questions for more than half an hour, before taking this photo with us.
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