Welcome to the website of Karmapa Documentary Project.
We have been documenting life of Thaye Dorje, the 17th Karmapa since 1994. KDP is a non profit organization, based on volunteer work. We introduce reports and articles from vast activities of the 17th Karmapa as well as present Karmapa gallery from all major events from Karma’s Life.
For the official website of His Holiness Karmapa please visit: www.karmapa.org
Karmapa is known as the Black Hat lama of Tibet, first reincarnate Lama and head of Karma Kagyu school of tibetan buddhism. History goes back to Xth Century, where great meditation master Dusum Khyenpa announced details of his rebirth. So his incarnation was known as 2nd Karmapa Karma Pakshi. He had a great student, who was named as Shamarpa, known as Red Hat lama of Tibet. From that time it is said that Karmapas and Shamarpas recognize each others reincarnation.
All buddhist teachings come from Shakyamuni Buddha, who lived over 2500 year ago in India. Buddha attained enlightenment in Bodhgaya, place where nowdays all buddhist regard as most sacred and important site. Every year Karmapa and all Karma Kagyu masters, practitioners gather to join in aspiration prayers for the world peace during Kagyu Monlam.