PRN: His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa to Undertake Sri Lankan Pad Yatra for Environment Consciousness
His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa to Undertake Sri Lankan Pad Yatra for Environment Consciousness
NEW DELHI, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Another Guinness Record Breaking Environment Initiative to be Organised in Ladakh
Live to Love, the humanitarian organisation founded by India-born spiritual guru, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, today reaffirmed its commitment towards the environment. On the occasion of World Environment Day today, Live to Love country outfits across the globe - Bhutan, France, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vietnam, UK, and USA - joined hands with India to organise various environment-related! activities including tree plantation, cleanliness drive, spreading the message about eco-friendliness, etc.
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Young Drukpa Association (YDA) of Ladakh in collaboration with Live to Love International also observed World Environment Day at Hemis Monastery, Ladakh. As part of the activities, His Eminence Kyabje Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso will give a talk on the importance of living an eco-friendly life. In addition, to put the environmental initiative into action, a clean-up drive by 700 monastics and lay volunteers within 10km radius of Hemis Monastery was also undertaken. This was followed by screening a film on climate change.
Live to Love announced the schedule of its next Pad Yatra to the extremely beautiful and refreshing island country of Sri Lanka. The Pad Yatra is scheduled to start from Colombo in Sri Lanka on 10th December 2012, and will spread the message of love, commitment and responsibility towards the environment. This would be the 6th Pad Yatra by His Holiness as part of his initiative towards protection and preservation of the environment. More details about the Pad Yatra can be obtained from www.walking.drukpa.com.
Live to Love also took the opportunity to announce its next environment initiative. In an effort to draw further attention towards creating sustainable activities, Live to Love, under the stewardship of His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, will undertake another massive tree plantation drive in the extremely harsh climatic region of Ladakh on 29th October 2012. They will undertake to break their own Guinness record of planting over a million trees set by the organisation in October 2010.
Towards the end of June, the world renowned Hemis Festival will also be jointly organised by the Drukpa Lineage and Live to Love at Ladakh, India, which is the biggest Buddhist festival in the region and a designated public holiday in Ladakh.
Notes to Editors:
The India-born Buddhist spiritual guru, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa is an active proponent of peace and harmony through putting compassion and love into action through his not-for-profit international humanitarian organisation Live to Love (www.livetolove.org). He is most lauded for promoting gender equality and awareness in environmental issues. He is the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Award recipient and Green Hero of India. He has led Ladakh in breaking the Guinness World Record for "Most Trees Planted" category on 10th October 2010.
His Holiness's mission is to promote universal harmony and inner peace by integrating the spiritual tenets of love and appreciation into daily life. His core philosophy is to convert compassion into action and provide concrete solutions for today's problems.
His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa is the head of Drukpa Order of Buddhism based in the Himalayas, founded 1000 years ago by the great Indian saint Naropa.
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