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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 shares birthday photos of Thugseyla and Sangyumla

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On the occasion of Thugseyla’s second birthday on 11 August 2020, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares some private moments.  

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Karmapa’s message for Indian Independence Day 2020


On the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day, 15 August 2020, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message. Dear dharma friends Spare a moment to reflect how swiftly time passes, without any notice. According to our contemporary way of thinking, a great nation celebrates her 74th birthday, even though her […]

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Tragedies in Lebanon and India: Karmapa’s message

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Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares a message following the recent tragedies in Lebanon and India. Dear dharma friends Many of you must once again be taken aback by the recent tragedies. The news of the massive explosion in Beirut this week, which claimed many lives and harmed thousands, and yesterday’s plane […]

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