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26May2017

Live to Love in Action

Live to Love is a program started by His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa in March 2007, to encourage one to put spiritual practice into daily use. His Holiness said that Live to Love is a fancy name for activities that encourage everyone to reach out to others, other than practicing in comfort. He said, "Compassion is to be cultivated and developed, but love is the action that is very much needed to be carried out as a support." Spiritual centers under the guidance of His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa and several other participating Rinpoches of the lineage such as H.E. Khamtrul Rinpoche (Gyalwa Dokhampa) Jigme Pema Nyinjadh who presently studies and resides in Bhutan, and H.E. Lhachok Rinpoche in Nangchen have been following His Holiness's call to carry out Live to Love activities in their own local communities.

Visit Live to Love website to see what Drukpa Sangha around the world have been doing on every third Sunday of a month.

Live to Love, another brainchild of His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, covers five different aspects of humanitarian and environment preservation causes, with explanation as follows:

  1. Education - such as building schools (Druk White Lotus School), and eventually being able to provide scholarships
  2. Medical Facilities - such as the various clinics in the Himalayas, providing the basic medical facilities for the needy and cooperating with other hospitals for relief assistance in other areas of medical expertise
  3. Relief and Aid - such as providing human resources and other resources for relieving those affected by disasters, whether natural or manmade
  4. Heritage - such as providing support to preserve the spiritual and cultural heritage of our 800-year legacy, and gradually, depending on our resources, extending this to include others
  5. Environment - such as educating our communities on environment preservation and waste management

Live to Love for 1st ADC participants

The nuns at Druk Gawa Khilwa Nunnery at Druk Amitabha Mountain will survey the surrounding villages and find out how many households are needed to cover in this Live to Love program.