HIS HOLINES THE 12TH GYALWANG DRUKPA
with his Mother Mayum-la
His Holiness the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa supreme head of the Drukpa Lineage of Tibetan
Buddhism, is recognised HH the DalaiLama, as the 12th spiritual leader of the Drukpa
Lineage, one of the main Tibetan Buddhist schools founded by the Indian saint Naropa in
the 12th AC
Gyalwang Drukpa was awarded The United Nations Millennium Development Goals
(MDG) Honour in September 2010, a nd three months later in December 2010, the Green
Hero Award, presented BY the President of India. In 2014, the Department of Posts government of India issued a national stamp on the drukpa lineage of Buddhism.
2010, floods devastated Ladhak. HH launched an
initiative to plant one million trees in Ladakh. As part
of his initiative with his organisation Live to Love and
the local population.
Gyalwang Drukpa broke the Guinness World Record
twice in 2010 a nd 2012 for the most simultaneously
planted trees.In October 2012,over 9,800 volunteers
planted nearly 100,000 trees, safe guarding villages
from mudslides and cleaning polluted air.
His Holiness has been named a "United Nations
Millennium Development Goal Honoree." for the
Ecco Pad Yatra and several other endeavors..
ECCO PAD YATRA
The Ecco Yatra a yearly pilgrimage, is not for spiritual benefit, but also plays an important role in nature conservation. Around 700 participants are not only mindful
of their surroundings, during 40 days but also educate villagers on climate change biodegradable and nobiodegradable material.
We all have a great responsibility to take care of the Himalayas for all sentient beings,”
We need to appreciate Mother Earth and keep it green and clean.”-Gyalwang Drukpa
During the 2009 Pad Yatra, participants collected an astonishing 60'000 plastic bottles, 10'000 chewing-gum tobacco wrappers and 5,000 empty cans. These staggering numbers were recorded after they had completed just a third of the route. Gathering these items from streams, ravines and the trekking path, it quickly became clear that the yatra was to assume a new and profound responsibility. Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey won Best Cinematography, Docutah Film Festival (2012), Best Environmental Film, Big Bear Film Festival (2012), and several other awards and nominations.
HH lves in the Amitabha Monastery in Kathmandu, having under is spiritual guidance a great number of monasteries in India, Darjeling being one of the most important. In Ladach is the most
impressive Hemis monastery and he is the spiritual leader of the reign of Bhutan.
If you would like to join a PAD YATRA click on yatra.org