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Earth Day


21 Apr 2019
11:00am to 4:00pm

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On Sunday 21st April, Kagyu Samye Dzong London will be celebrating Earth Day. This year our focus will be showing a series of films related to the environment, each of which will be followed by a guided discussion. One of the aims is to help everyone have a better understanding of what they can do to reduce their impact on the environment. 

Below is the shedule for the day. 

We are proud to follow the lead in this of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, who personally drew up environmental instructions for all his monasteries, and 108 points of guidance for other followers. Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, Abbott of Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery, has also implemented environmental conservation projects on Holy Isle and at Kagyu Samye Ling. 


  • 11 am Introduction to the day by Lee Hill and Sarah Byng
  • 11.10am Film - Fuit of the Seed a film by Sitar Rose- This film is a unique compilation of four films made in the eastern Tibetan areas of China between 2004 and 2016. Traditional Tibetan doctors tell their personal story of how they started their education at the Rokpa Orphanage school of Tibetan Medicine, set up in 1993 by Choye Akong Tulku Rinpoche who continues to inspire their work as traditional Tibetan doctors and in the preservation of medicinal plants and the environment today.
  • 12.00 noon Discussion
  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm Lunch
  • 1.30pm Film - Plastic Ocean a film by Craig LeesonThis film documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.
  • 2.00pm - Discussion
  • 2.30pm - 3.00pm - Break
  • 3.00pm - 4pm two short TedTalks regarding the view of Youth on the Climate Crisis and a talk regarding implementing a Zero Waste lifestyle. These talks will be  followed by a presentation and disucssion on how to start on the path to Zero Waste.

 “Our world is facing an environmental crisis which is complex, overwhelming and affects us all, but it is difficult to know where to begin and what we can do. It is very important for all of us to change our behaviour and we need to start taking practical steps….

 "As Buddhist practitioners, we believe that our actions must flow from our aspiration to benefit all sentient beings and safeguard our mother Earth and that this positive change in our societies must begin with ourselves first."

- His Holiness the 17th Karmapa