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Live To Love Germany

Live To Love is a worldwide network. Live To Love-Germany is part of this international network of humanitarian and charitable activities. Our mission is to organize and support local and international aid projects through active work, donations or contributions in kind.

Live To Love addresses all people, regardless of age or faith, who would like to actively help and support initiatives for a more mindful approach to creation or alleviate acute emergency situations with their donation of money or goods. We are happy to welcome anyone who would like to participate.

Main Topics

The holistic approach of Live To Love focuses on 5 areas

  • Education
  • environmental and animal protection
  • the worldwide equality of women
  • medical aid and acute crisis intervention in emergency areas
  • the preservation of cultural heritage

The Gyalwang Drukpa


Since its founding in 2007, Live To Love has developed into an international aid network. Its founder, the Gyalwang Drukpa, is the head of the now 1000-year-old Buddhist Drukpa tradition of the Himalayas. In 2010, the Gyalwang Drukpa was honored for its commitment with the "Millennium Development Goals Award" by the United Nations in New York. Since then, he has received numerous other honors for his powerful activity, including the "Green Hero Award" (2010), the "Lifetime Achievement Award" (2012), the title of "Guardian of the Himalayas" (2013), awarded by the "Waterkeeper Alliance", the "South-South Award" (2013) or the Honorary Fellowship Award of Wolfson College, Oxford University (2018).

Live To Love is a humanitarian and explicitly secular movement open to all people.

Feb 2024

H.E. Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche, H.E. Drukpa Khamtak Rinpoche and their entourage in Hamburg

A variety of intercultural meetings took place in the name of Live To Love! Björn Lohmeier filmed the various stations here, Holger Lass edited the material professionally and the result is this wonderful documentary.

Aug 2023

The Gyalwang Drukpa in Hamburg: Bike Yatra in the Hanseatic City

Big surprise - The Gyalwang Drukpa honored Live To Love Germany from August 4 - 7 with an unofficial visit! All the team leads and volunteers who spontaneously joined us could hardly believe their luck when the Gyalwang Drukpa actually showed up for a meeting at our center. The planned Bike Yatra in Europe, which will take place at the end of May next year, received special attention as a highlight topic.

Nov 2019

Living to love the earth:
The Gyalwang Drukpa in Berlin

Climate change, pollution, digitalization, resource exploitation - society is more than ever confronted with challenges that have a global impact. On which values can a secure future be built? To answer these and other questions, the Gyalwang Drukpa visited Berlin from November 12 to 15 on the initiative of Gianna Wabner, President of the Live To Love Germany Foundation. He attended numerous interviews and met personalities who are working tirelessly for a sustainable and secure future.

Mai 2019

Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche: A visit under the sign of environmental and animal protection

Life is precious: Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche came to northern Germany in May 2019 as a committed environmental and animal rights activist. The visit under the umbrella of Live To Love has left a lasting impression on many. Stops included the Wilhelm-Gymnasium, the Sternenbrücke children's hospice and the Warder Ark.

Dez 2018

The Gyalwang Drukpa at the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice: "An urgent correction of our moral path - it's now or never"

On the occasion of the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, the Gyalwang Drukpa delivered a speech at the Action Hub on the COP 24 site: "An urgent correction of our moral path - it's now or never". He drew attention to the urgency of first acknowledging climate change. The consequences of climate change are still being ignored worldwide, he said.

März 2018

#Trillion Trees - planting trees for climate protection

Whether in the Himalayas, in Monaco or in Hamburg: every newly planted tree helps climate protection. On the initiative of the Live To Love Germany Foundation, the Gyalwang Drukpa visited Europe from March 8 to 12, 2018 - first he was guest of honor at the launch of the #Trillion Trees - project of the organization "Plant for the Planet"- then he traveled on to Hamburg to plant the first trees of the million promised in Monaco into the ground together with the Live To Love team.

Jan 2017

Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche - Compassionate action in love for humans and animals

Within the framework of his European tour, the Buddhist dignitary Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche also visited the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. Stations of his stay were the animal hospital in Norderstedt, the Wilhelm Gymnasium and the children's hospice Sternenbrücke.

Aug 2016

Gyalwang Drukpa as guest at the Bucerius Summer School

At the invitation of the ZEIT Foundation, the Gyalwang Drukpa participated in a panel discussion at the "Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance" in Hamburg on August 18. The focus was on the topic of "Extremism".

Feb 2016

Gyalwang Drukpa at the Munich Security Conference

The Gyalwang Drukpa was a guest at the 52nd Munich Security Conference from February 12-14, 2016, attended by more than 60 foreign and defense ministers. The visit was jointly organized by Live To Love International, Drukpa Publications and Live To Love Germany.

Nov 2015

Gyalwang Drukpa as Ambassador for Peace in Hamburg

A visit in challenging times: Against the backdrop of the refugee situation, the attacks in Paris and climate change, the Gyalwang Dukpa visited the Hanseatic city of Hamburg on November 16 and 17, 2015. This time, the focus was on meetings with leading personalities in order to enter into dialogue.

Jan 2015

Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche: "The Philosophy of Agility".

Live To Love Germany gave a public lecture on "The Philosophy of Agility" at the Park Hyatt Hamburg on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

Sep 2014

The Gyalwang Drukpa in Hamburg: "Love is action".

On the occasion of the establishment of the Live To Love Germany Foundation. on September 9, 2014, the Gyalwang Drukpa visited Hamburg to celebrate the historic moment. In doing so, he contributed to a deeper understanding of Live To Love's message in his lectures. In numerous meetings he touched the hearts of many people with his lively and humorous freshness.

Nov 2012

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 encouraging people to take responsibility for their own lives. In doing so, he repeatedly pointed out the interconnectedness with all beings and life situations and opened up further meaning-filling perspectives.

Photos: © Agnes Forsthuber / Live To Love Germany

Love teaches us

Build a school. Equip a library. Train teachers. Become a teacher. Fund a scholarship. Mentor a young person. Teach meditation and mindfulness. Teach craft skills to students of all ages.

Live To Love Germany is part of this international network of humanitarian and charitable activities. The organization of local and the support of international aid projects through active work, donations or contributions in kind is our central task.

Live To Love Germany
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