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.

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06.05.2020

Vesak message from Karmapa

Gyalwa Karmapa in Malaysia 2016

On the eve of Vesak 2020, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message for students: སྨོན་ལམ། (smon lam) – MONLAM, Aspiration When it comes to becoming a Buddha, when it comes to blossoming into a Buddha, aspiration is a beautiful way to seed this state of Buddhahood. To be a […]

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06.05.2020

Karmapa requests his birthday to be marked by world prayers

The Kudung of Shamar Rinpoche in Kalimpong

Karmapa requests his birthday to be marked by world prayers The birthday of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, is on 6 May 2020. This year, Karmapa has requested the day be dedicated to prayers for our world. In a small traditional ceremony at Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) in Delhi, 500 butter […]

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26.04.2020

Karmapa shares meditations for our times

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Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares some meditations for our times, which he hopes will be a useful resource for practitioners and all others. 26 April 2020 In this latest meditation, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, explored the idea of ‘ordinary’ and ‘extraordinary’. When we try to apply the […]

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