His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa was presented by the United Nations with an award in light of worldwide Live to Love activities





The Drukpa Kargyu school (Dzongkha: or simply Drukpa school, is a branch of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. It is considered to be one of the Sarma or „new“ schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Within the Drukpa Lineage, there are further sub-schools, most notably the eastern Kham tradition and middle Drukpa school which prospered in Ladakh and surrounding areas. In Bhutan the Drukpa Lineage is the dominant school and state religion. Read More: > HERE <

www.live2love.org On 19th September 2010, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, founder of Live To Love, a new world-wide charity specializing in building the world’s most advanced eco-friendly schools and teaching young women leadership skills, received the United Nations‘ Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Award for those efforts.At a star-studded event headlined by American actress Christie Brinkley, Ghanian-American hip-hop artist, Blitz the Ambassador American saxophonist, Dave Koz and joined by heads of state and leading dignitaries gathered to honor governments and individuals making substantial contributions toward fulfilling the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa was feted for Live To Love’s efforts to “create compassion into action.”The annual MDG Awards provide a platform to raise awareness about the critical work of the United Nations and honor and celebrate the exceptional work of select national governments and individuals contributing to the achievement of the MDGs around the world.

Guru Rinpoche highlighted many times in his teachings and biography that so long as the descendents of the famous and great Tibetan King Trisong Deutsan is there, his blessing will always be there. As we all know Trisong Deutsan is the direct emanation of Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Great Wisdom. These days, our beloved king of Ladakh, Trinlay Namgyal, has not been well, and he is definitely a genuine descendent of Trisong Deutsan. This is the reason why I went to Ladakh for a day trip and stayed there only for an hour.

Out of respect and care, I went to Ladakh to visit the king who has been my good friend for a very long time. I had never been to Ladakh for such a short trip. Even if I wanted to stay, I had no choice, there is already the Sikkim Eco Pad Yatra program starting soon. I am very happy that I saw him, I hope he was happy to see him. He was very seriously sick inside, but he has no pain. I am writing not only because he is a dear friend of mine, but I believe in Guru Rinpoche’s words and I know for sure that the king definitely carries the blood of Trisong Deutsan and therefore the blessing of Guru Rinpoche.

A short video showing the walking pilgrimage journey from Lahaul to Ladakh (from 23rd May to 1st July 2009) undertaken by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, His Eminence Kyabje Khamtrul Rinpoche, several Rinpoches, monks and nuns and lay followers – about 750 humans and 320 mules. /Join His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa and 750 nuns, monks, & friends of the Drukpa Lineage as they trek 400 kilometers across the Himalayas in a grassroots movement to elevate environmental awareness, promote education for women, and celebrate the heritage of a culture in peril. www.walking.drukpa.com OPTION C (22nd-28th December 2010) & OPTION D (24th-28th December 2010) ARE NOW AVAILABLE.

Now, I am on the way preparing for the Sikkim Eco Pad Yatra and catching up with my busy schedule. Let’s see how it will go. It seems that it’s being arranged quite well, due to help from my friends and students, especially Drukpa Publications whom I asked to arrange this through my own office. Just as our last pad yatra in Ladakh last year, this time also I took the opportunity to ask Rigzin Namgyal to arrange this for us. I know that Rigzin Namgyal along with Lotus’s help is trying his best to make all of us very comfortable and successful. Maybe next time I should be fair enough not to demand him that badly in making these difficult arrangements, such as in locations unfamiliar for him, but this time I have to apologise that I did that.

For the forthcoming Sikkim Eco Pad Yatra, I have 2 very special guests who will be joining with us, that is Gyalwa Lorepa and Drukpa Yongdzin Rinpoche. I am sure that all of you will see all the updates at the Drukpa Facebook or from different channels. I will leave you here until I return from the Pad Yatra. Take care and let’s move on and get ready for the Pad Yatra and a new year.