Karmapa: The Technology Of The Heart

Ogyen Trinley Dorje is the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

Ogyen Trinley Dorje is the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, a respected figure in Tibetan Buddhism dedicated to preserving and spreading Buddhist teachings.He recounts how he was discovered as the reincarnation of a respected figure in Tibetan Buddhism.By telling his story, he encourages us to work not only on technology and design, but also on the technology and design of the heart.He is translated on stage by Tyler Dewar.


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

Karmapa means “the one who performs Buddha activity” or “the embodiment of all the activities of the Buddhas”.In the Tibetan tradition, it is said that great enlightened teachers are able to consciously control their rebirth in order to continue their activity for the benefit of all living 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 in this form of manifestation body (Skt. nirmanakaya) have so far incarnated for sixteen lifetimes, and they have all played a very important role in preserving and spreading the Buddhist teachings of Tibet.