Gyalwang Drukpa in the Hanseatic City - "Just Live To Love!"
Interviews, talks, visits and performances: The Gyalwang Drukpa deeply touched and inspired many people in November 2012 . On all occasions he spoke out the encouragement to take responsibility for one's own life. In doing so, he repeatedly pointed out the interconnectedness with all beings and life situations and opened up further meaning-filling perspectives.
To kick things off, the editor-in-chief of the Hamburger Abendblatt, Lars Haider, received Gyalwang Drukpa in the editorial offices of the Axel Springer publishing house. The staff asked the founder of Live To Love many questions about the initiative. The Gyalwang Drukpa explained that everyone can discover within themselves the potential of compassionate action. He explained, "We have a responsibility to ensure that the next generation will also be happy."
His visits to the Hahnöfersand and Fuhlsbüttel correctional facilities were particularly impressive. He encouraged the inmates to use their time in prison in a spiritual way. He explained the blessing of anchoring consciousness in the present. Gyalwang Drukpa explained the tremendous increase in strength that, if they practiced letting go of their past and learning to forgive themselves and others, would be a natural result.
The detainees would create a positive future for themselves using this method. He also spoke of the people who had spent very long periods in prison in this way and had emerged completely transformed, even becoming an inspiration to society.
Exchange on the topic: How do we create a better world?
"Faith-Love-Mind, how do we create a better world ?" was the topic of the round table. The Gyalwang Drukpa in dialogue with people who move a lot in Germany. Manfred Bissinger, moderated a lively and inspiring exchange with the Gyalwang Drukpa, Dr. Maria Schneider, Bernd Kauffmann and Lars Haider.
The clear message of the great documentary film of Wendy J.N. Lee "Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey", gives testimony of the exemplary activities of the Gyalwang Drukpa and the pilgrims. All the viewers were deeply "taken" by it in the literal sense.
In the public lecture "The Other Path" the Gyalwang Drukpa referred to the enormous importance of being able to deal skillfully with one's own mind. Only in this way is a stable inner attitude possible, from which truly helpful action can arise.