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 Karmapa’s Life.


Karmapa’s address commemorating Gandhi’s birthday 2016


  Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, marked the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday with an address which honoured his dedication to a life of non-violence, peace and compassion.  The Karmapa said Gandhi showed us by his example that we can take on enormous responsibilities while living a simple life of excellence with great patience and courage. I […]

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Message for the UN International Day of Peace

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Message from Gyalwa Karmapa concerning recent disasters

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Words of Wisdom
So when we practice compassion, when we apply compassion in our daily lives, we really have to tell ourselves, “That’s me, that’s who I am. I cannot change that; no one can change that.