Interview by Karmapa Youth Community – Gyuto Monastery, August 2013

His Holiness Karmapa answers three questions asked by the Karmapa Youth Community:

  1. Could this generation become overly dependent on digital media in terms of Buddhist practice? Is it sufficient to receive direct instructions or empowerments from a lama over the internet?
  2. Sometimes we can feel disconnected from Buddhism or from our Dharma teachers. What sort of practice should be done in order to bring about a sense of reconnection?
  3. What does it mean to take refuge?