|SoJin is a Tibetan word for the practice of Giving Life.
Sog- means life and Jin- means to give.
|Here is an interesting statement recently put out by the 17th Karmapa about our environment:
ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES FOR KARMA KAGYU BUDDHIST MONASTERIES, CENTERS AND COMMUNITY
by the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje
Restore forests: Natural regeneration is no longer sufficient as a strategy and we need to actively plant trees and reforest barren lands.
Protect wild habitat: One of the biggest threats to wildlife is habitat destruction. If there is no place for them to live, how can they survive?
Become well-informed: Become educated and well-informed about the issue of species loss and extinction. As Mahayana
Buddhists, we have a special duty to ensure that this Earth, and the many species with which we share it, are healthy as much and as long
as possible. We can still save two out of every three species on Earth and this must be our common Buddhist position.