HH Karmapa met with members and supporters of the Karmapa youth community in Berlin on his final day of teaching in Europe. After giving a teaching on “Heart Advice” at Bodhicharya Berlin, HH Karmapa sat down with kids, young adults, and supporters to discuss how to connect with young people. KYC requested to host another youth event after the successful ocassion in 2014 and discussed ideas of developing an internet-based community.
Question1: From your experience of living in the West, how do you think individuals and sanghas can develop a Western Buddhist culture?
Question 2: How do we bridge the divide between Buddhist sangha culture and mainstream culture in terms of value systems?
Question 3: What about materialism in mainstream culture?
Question 4: People in the West highly value having fun and being happy. Can we bring this drive onto the path?