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.


Message concerning train accident in India

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09.11.2016, India

Gyalwa Karmapa pays respect to the Kudung of His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche


His Holiness the 17th Karmapa visited the Sakya Phuntsok Phodrang in Delhi on 9th November to pay respects to the Kudung of His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche and express his condolences to Rinpoche’s wife H.E. Jamyang Dagmo Kusho. On November 11, esteemed rinpoches from the Sakya Lineage performed the cremation ceremony rituals. Among the […]

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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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Words of Wisdom
Normally in life, greed – and in most cases even ambition – are things we need to slowly renounce. But while generating your qualities, such as bodhicitta, you need to be very ambitious, almost greedy