We are happy to announce the publication of THE FUTURE IS NOW, written by H.H. The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and published by Hay House Inc & The Academy of Everything Is Possible. Designed and photo curated by Paul O’Connor, this seven year long project was profoundly rewarding/challenging to work on. A big thank you to His Holiness, Ogyen Trinley Dorje; Paula Litzky (publishing agent in New York); the late Gordon Campbell who conceived of the project in the first place; and Ringu Tulku Rinpoche for his unshakable support and translation. It was quite a journey!

As one of the most important and revered figures in Tibetan Buddhism, the Karmapa shows how the wisdom of an ancient tradition resonates with our fast-paced, globally connected lives. His advice, insights and reflections on topics ranging from the environment and social responsibility to relationships and freedom are juxtaposed with bold and often unexpected contemporary images, which illuminate the timeless teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Open to any page and find guidance on how to live more consciously and caringly, and learn how to create a better world for yourself and future generations.


This book is an actual meeting with this great spiritual being. It is a feast for the eyes, a spur to the intellect, and a balm for the heart. As I moved from spread to spread of always significant and beautiful photography, I savored the aphorisms and found them moving, thought-provoking, and delightful. It is historic in a unique way. I totally recommend it.

– Robert Thurman, Prof. of Buddhist Studies, Columbia University; President, Tibet House US

In our times of conflict and imbalance, the presence of great beings of wisdom and compassion, such as the 17th Karmapa, is a powerful source of hope and inspiration, and a reminder that we must be the change that we want to see in the world. His words of wisdom provide deep insights into our modern world, symbolized here by the striking images gathered in this wonderful book.

– Matthieu Ricard, author of Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill

H.H. The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
156 pages | 17.8 x 17.5 x 2.3 cm

Client: Hay House & The Academy of Everything Is Possible

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Front cover image:
James Gritz / © Karmapa Foundation
Inner spread images:
©Paul O’Connor & Getty Images.