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.


Karmapa Documentary Project – New Website


We are very happy to announce new design of the Karmapa-news website. There has been major changes done, to improve the website: – responsive layout: finally it is easy to browse and watch all the galleries in smartphones, and portable devices – clear separation for announcements, letters, galleries and reports from events – one place with […]

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At the occasion of UN International Youth Day: Message For The Young People Of India


Thaye Dorje, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa shares Message For The Young People Of India marking the UN International youth Day. His Holiness, spiritual head of Karma Kagyu school of tibetan buddhism, shares message to the young people of India at UN international youth day. Gyalwa Karmapa emphesizes that as the largest population, young people are the […]

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01.08.2015 – 09.08.2015, Germany

Teachings, empowerments, meditation at Diamond Way Buddhism Europe Center


From 1st to 9th of August 2015 Thaye Dorje the 17th Karmapa gave teachings, empowerments at Diamond Way Buddhism Europe Center in Germany. Between August 2 and 9, 2015, Thaye Dorje, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa conducted an extensive programme consisting of sessions of teachings and meditation, as well as two empowerments, at Europe Center in […]

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Words of Wisdom
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