Karmapa flanked on his right by the Situpa and to his left the Ponlop Rinpoche. The photo is believed to be taken in the Late early near to the seat Tsurpu Monastery of the Karmapa's who is the head of the Kagyu linage.
For example, when we talk about the environment, of course, it’s good to protect your own trees in your own backyard. But as a citizen of this world, one can’t really forget the Amazon. We human beings, we have this habit of being concerned with things that are immediate, things that are connected with us personally, and we tend to forget the general, the big picture. ~~Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche