This new range of greetings cards succeeds the Cherish the Earth calendars which were produced in 2014 and 2015. The theme of the cards is the same – to highlight the global environment through photography, with quotations from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, head of the Karma Kagyu lineage and one of the most eminent figures in Tibetan Buddhism. The Karmapa is well known for his interest and commitment to environmental issues, as well as social justice for all. He frequently highlights the issues in his teachings and life’s work. He founded the Khoryug movement and annual conference to develop sustainable and environmentally responsible policies in Buddhist communities and monasteries in the Himalayas. “The environmental emergency that we face is not just a scientific issue, nor is it just a political issue. It is also a moral issue.”
There are twelve cards in the series, ranging from honeybees to Himalayan mountains, wildlife to oceans, and there has been a wonderful response since publication. They are also available from the shops at Kagyu Samye Ling, near Eskdalemuir, Scotland, and Kagyu Samye Dzong London.
Ice floes in the Arctic Ocean to the north of Svalabard.