July 24, 2009

Tibetan Buddhist guru and devotees engage in eco-pilgrimage

The 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, along with 750 monks, nuns and other followers have completed a six-week, 400 kilometer walk through the Himalayas where they picked up plastic and other waste to raise public awareness on environmental issues.

During their trek, the group gathered some 60,000 discarded plastic bottles and 5000 carbonated drink cans as they visited more than 30 villages, distributing recyclable canvas bags as alternatives to plastic along with talks about the environment.

Your Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa and devotees, we laud your noble efforts to restore the purity of the legendary and life-giving Himalayas. May we all be reminded to care for our beautiful planetary home.


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