His Holiness the Karmapa: The technology of the heart

His Holiness the Karmapa: The technology of the heart

Ogyen Trinley Dorje is the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism devoted to preserving and propagating Buddhist teachings. He talks about how he was discovered to be the reincarnation of a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism. In telling his story, he urges us to work on not just technology and design, but the technology and design of the heart. He is translated onstage by Tyler Dewar.

Zijne Heiligheid  vertelt over hoe ontdekt werd dat hij de reïncarnatie is van een vereerd figuur in het Tibetaans Boeddhisme. In zijn verhaal spoort hij ons aan om niet slechts technologie en design te ontwikkelen, maar tevens de technologie en het design van het hart. Hij wordt ter plekke vertaald door Tyler Dewar.


The Kagyu Office website presents extensive information on His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. The website gives His Holiness’s current activities and schedule, as well as his personal history: from his life in Tibet, his recognition as the Karmapa, his long journey from Tibet to India, to the current day.

Karmapa means “the one who carries out buddha-activity” or “the embodiment of all the activities of the buddhas”. In the Tibetan tradition, great enlightened teachers are said to be able to consciously control their rebirth in order to continue their activity for the benefit of all sentient beings. The first Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa, was born in 1110. He was the first of the great Tibetan masters to establish an incarnating lineage. Since his death in 1193, successive Karmapas have incarnated in this form of manifestation body (Skt. nirmanakaya), for sixteen lifetimes so far, and all have played a most important role in preserving and promulgating the Buddhist teachings of Tibet.

From Ted Talks: https://www.ted.com/talks/his_holiness_the_karmapa_the_technology_of_the_heart?language=nl