The 17th Karmapa delivers the lecture ”Caring for Life on Earth in the Twenty-first Century” inside the Memorial Church at Harvard University on March 26. (Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer)

Tibetan Buddhist Leader Blazes an Innovative Trail

Wrapped in the maroon and gold robes of a Tibetan monk, Ogyen Trinley Dorje isn’t what most people picture when they think of innovation.

But Dorje is blazing new paths for his tradition, and for the broader Buddhist world. In a public lecture and a series of meetings at Harvard Divinity School Thursday and Friday (March 26 and 27), he spoke out on issues ranging from LGBT rights and improving the status of women within Buddhism to race relations and the importance of protecting the environment.

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