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.

13.10.2019, France

Karmapa, Sangyumla and Thugseyla in Dhagpo Kundreul Ling


500 monastic and lay sangha welcomed Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Rinchen Yangzom, Sangyumla, and their son Thugseyla, at Dhagpo Kundreul Ling, in Le Bost, France. There were mandala offerings to both Karmapa and Thugseyla, as well as offerings of Ku Sung Thuk (the symbolic offering of enlightened body, speech and mind). […]

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23.09.2019, France

Karmapa’s visit to Dhagpo: day three


On day three of Karmapa’s visit to Dhagpo, Karmapa gave teachings on compassion and Bodhicitta. There was a joyous atmosphere in the packed tent. Karmapa then led a Chenresig practice, following the empowerment he gave on the previous day. Karmapa then gave some instructions to students in preparation for the practice: ‘We shall go through […]

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21.09.2019, France

Karmapa’s Visit to Dhagpo (days one and two)


Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, arrived in Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, the European seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, for a two day teaching programme. He was given a warm welcome from more than 3000 devotees. Karmapa thanked everyone for their efforts to be present, and spoke about how precious and rare […]

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