Tibetan Buddhist leader blazes an innovative trail

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Photo of Ogyen Trinley Dorje is the 17th Karmapa.

Ogyen Trinley Dorje is the 17th Karmapa -- the leader of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. He spoke March 26, 2015 at Harvard's Memorial Church. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (RNS) Tibetan monk Ogyen Trinley Dorje has the support of the Dalai Lama and the majority of Tibetans, many of whom believe he will take over the Dalai Lama’s leadership role when the 79-year-old Nobel laureate dies.

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  • Michael

    Buddhism has a hell, it’s just that in Buddhism, hell is due to actual deeds and mindset instead of not being the “right” religion. Keep spouting ignorance and see how seriously people take you. The Buddha said that the fool who knows he is a fool is at least that wise, but a fool who thinks himself wise is a fool indeed

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  • Sgriska

    Your comment doesn’t make much sense, as Buddhism makes no claims whatsoever about Jesus, let alone that he was some kind of prophet, in no small part because the Buddha predated Jesus by roughly 500 years.

  • Laura

    Sgrista-The point I’m making is that of course Jesus came after the false
    teachings of buddism because the Bible prophecy had to come true to
    prove it was inspired by God cause for that many different people over
    a 1500 year period of time to get specific details/prophecy right shows that
    Bible is inspired by God. Read Jesus among other gods by Ravi Zacharias.

  • Zuckerberg

    who cares about jewish fables that can not keep up with insights of our everchanging world that has to be explored day by day, year by year, with a clear and open mind. your attachment to hypothetic constructs and your misbeliefe in absolute truth will lead to hell, nothing else.

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    “Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.” [Matthew 23:28 KJV]


    That comment is for Laura.. she really should read her Bible.

  • GuruMike

    Has anyone heard what His Holiness said about LGBT issues?

  • Caroline

    The irony and shameless behavior of so-called “Christian” trolls! This is the type of garbage that makes so many people gag in relation to “Churchianity”. If you want anyone’s respect, you need to learn how to earn it. Put that shoe on the other foot and imagine some fired up proselytizing Buddhist (lol) jumping into Xtian news comments to bash your OWN faith?! See how upsetting it would be? You’re doing yourself and Christianity a real disservice.

  • Caroline

    @GuruMike, I haven’t read yet, but plan to go to the Karmapas N.A. website (KTD- Karma Triayana Dharmachakra) for the latest. Namaste! _()_

  • Laura

    Caroline- I was just preaching Truth so your comment is way,way off base
    and preaching the Truth isn’t about tickling peoples ears/telling them what
    they want to hear…what I wrote is Biblical whether you like it or not and as
    far as trying to please you/man that is not Biblical either so I hope you do
    some research because your faith/buddism makes no sense/is impossible.

  • Peter

    Laura, what does the Bible (in your reading of it) say about thinking for yourself?

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