Advice and encouragement from a leading young spiritual teacher on how to live with compassion, ethical principles, and bravery in the face of the global challenges facing humanity.
THE SEVENTEENTH GYALWANG KARMAPA, OGYEN TRINLEY DORJE, is the spiritual head of one of the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The 900-year-old lineage of Karmapas has included some of Tibet's greatest spiritual masters. Born to nomadic parents in rural Tibet, he was identified while still a young child as the heir to this leadership position. In 2000, his dramatic escape to India from Chinese-ruled Tibet at the age of fourteen propelled him onto the world stage. Since then, he has emerged as an international Buddhist leader and environmental activist.
"The teachings in this book are tools for clearing away everything
that keeps us from recognizing and connecting with our own noble
heart, and for opening that heart to others in the most radical
way. I am most grateful to His Holiness the Karmapa for offering
these transformative teachings, and I recommend this book to
everyone who wants to change the world, beginning with
themselves."-Pema Choedroen, author of Living
"In The Heart Is Noble the Seventeenth Karmapa shares his deep wisdom and compassion as a lens on topics ranging from global hunger to healthy relationships and to the meaning of life. His message shows how we can each be heroes in daily life in ways large and small, and that bringing a noble heart to whatever we encounter enriches everyone."-Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence