Who is the Karmapa?


Find out at the book reception for "The Heart is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out", by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, co-edited by Dr. Karen Derris, Virginia C. Hunsaker Distinguished Teaching Chair Professor, Department of Religious Studies at the University of Redlands. It will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 28 at the Casa Loma Room.

In 2011, 16 University of Redlands students spent a month in India with one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most inspiring leaders, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, discussing topics ranging from food justice to gender identities to sustainable compassion. Though the Karmapa was just a few years older than them, what they heard from him changed their lives. His teachings to them have now been captured in his book, "The Heart is Noble" (Shambala, 2013).

At this event, Professor Karen Derris, who led the course, will describe this unique experience and the transformative teachings the Karmapa shared with her students.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. This free event is sponsored by the Meditation Room and the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office. For more information please contact

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