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Karmapa’s Life

Thaye Dorje, the 17th Karmapa‘s life has been documented by Karmapa Documentary Project since 1994. Here you can browse through the life of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa using slider which divides Karmapa’s activities by date. There is also available advanced search, where you can filter through categories such as country, place and type of event.

12.12.2016 – 13.12.2016, India

Bodhgaya, 2016: Second International Karma Kagyu Meeting

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In accordance with the wishes of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, the Second International Karma Kagyu Meeting was held in Bodhgaya on 12 and 13 December 2016, just before the Kagyu Monlam. Representatives from various monastic and lay institutions, dharma centres and regions from around the world got together for two days […]

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09.11.2016, India

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

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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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23.06.2016, India

Gyalwa Karmapa leads ceremony for new Administrative Appointment at KIBI

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His Holiness the 17th Karmapa was at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) for the inauguration of a new Secretary. During the ceremony, which took place on 22nd June, the new Secretary of KIBI, Lama Thabka, was ceremoniously confirmed in the role.  Lama Thabka has been working in this position since his election by HH 17th […]

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25.05.2016 – 29.05.2016, Malaysia

Gyalwa Karmapa leads Kagyu Monlam in Malaysia 2016

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His Holiness the 17th Karmapa continues his 2016 10 day tour in Malaysia for what was about to be it’s first ever Kagyu Monlam.   25th May The first day of the two day Malaysian Kagyu Monlam begins under the guidance of HH Gyalwa Karmapa. Its location was the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall in Kuala Lumpur […]

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19.05.2016 – 29.05.2016, Malaysia

Karmapa in Malaysia May 2016– Mahakala Empowerment & Vesak Celebration

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On the 19th May His Holiness the 17th Karmapa arrived in Malaysia for an extensive ten day program of Buddhist activity. The activity included empowerments, teachings, Vesak celebrations and also the very first Kagyu Monlam held in the country.   The Karmapa arrived in KL International Airport where he was warmly welcomed by Sang Sang […]

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