In this video, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, welcomes everyone to the new website www.karmapa.org, and outlines his vision for peace.
“Hello, and welcome to the new karmapa.org. It is my heartfelt wish to see peace in our world. As a Buddhist student and a teacher, peace is a state of consciousness – complete awareness.
As challenging as it may seem at times, peace is achievable in our time. So therefore, peace is possible. The question is how.
Therefore I believe that we can achieve peace by investing in our Inner Wealth, our innate values of wisdom and compassion. We all have these values, whether we are Buddhists or non-Buddhists, young or old – all of us have this limitless pool of quality, of Inner Wealth inside us.
So it is through education and literacy, and supporting our young people, and promoting non-material values like non-violence that we can tap into this pool and bring this quality into our world. Of course, for the benefit of all sentient beings.
Therefore, I hope that this website will provide you with a beneficial introduction to, one could say, my vision, and activities for peace. So therefore it is my wish that using these tools of communication we can also cultivate our own connection, which transcends both space and time, and work together for more peace in our world. Thank you.”