July 27, 2011
Climate breakdown is already impacting our lives and without urgent corrective action it will only become more devastating. Here in the Himalayan region, our climate is warming three times faster than the global average rise in temperature. This is having dire consequences for our great glaciers, which are part of the third largest store of ice on Earth.
-Ogyen Trinley Dorje, 17th Karmapa
A message from Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD), the North American seat of Ogyen Trinley Dorge, 17th Karmapa,
Greetings Friends of Tibet and KTD Monastery,
An accelerated rate of global warming in the Himalayan region, disappearance of vegetation used in natural dyes, and forced relocation of Tibetan nomadic shepherds, threaten the ancient Tibetan textile-making tradition.
Join the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) monastery community and friends at a, Reception for the Preservation of Himalayan Textile Arts; Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00-8:00 PM at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY.
Talks by Linda Cortright, Editor in Chief of, Wild Fibers Magazine, Ven. Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin of KTD Monastery and Dekila Chungyalpa of the World Wildlife Fund will frame the issues.
The first twenty (20) guests to respond will enjoy a free tour of the Rubin Museum’s, Patterns of Life Tibetan Carpet’s exhibit at 6:00 prior to the reception and complimentary admission to the museum galleries.
A donation to KTD Monastery is kindly suggested and may be mailed to the address below. OR donate online and receive an exquisitely handcrafted Tibetan rug: 1) log on to: www.kagyu.org 2) find “Green Monastery” on the home page, and 3) click on: Tibetan Textile Registry. Your donation toward the reception contributes to:
• the “greening” and Green Living activities of KTD Monastery
• safeguarding the environment
• preservation of the centuries-old Tibetan rug-making craft
• economic empowerment of Tibetan artisans living in exile
The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinely Dorje, has challenged us to translate Buddhist aspiration into activity. Take this opportunity to learn about ecological devastation in the Himalayan region as it impinges on Tibetan textile arts, and ACT. KTD monastery looks forward to welcoming you to the Colonnade at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY; 7:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, August 3. RSVP:(845) 679-5906 ex: 1121,
Pamela Boyce Simms, Office of Development
Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery
335 Meads Mountain Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498
(845) 679-5906 ex: 1121, ktd.development.pbs-at-gmail.com