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.


Karmapa to visit Europe Center and Dhagpo Kagyu Ling this summer

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, has confirmed that he will be visiting Europe Center during their Summer Course at the beginning of August, and Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in late September 2019. The programme at Europe Center, Germany, will take place from 2 to 4 August 2019, and will include a welcoming ceremony […]

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11.01.2019, India

His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche presides over the hair-cutting ceremony of Karmapa’s son


His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, the 75th head of the Ngor tradition of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, presided over the hair-cutting ceremony of Thugsey, the son of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, and Sangyumla Rinchen Yangzom, at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) on 11 January 2019. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, […]

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03.01.2019, India

Public Meditation Course: Sangyumla and Thugsey join Karmapa


The annual Public Meditation Course at Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) took place from 25 December 2018 to 3 January 2019. Throughout the course Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Professor Sempa Dorje, Venerable Lama Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, Venerable Dupon Nyigyam from Sharminub Retreat Centre in Kathmandu, and Venerable Lama Choying from Rumtek […]

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Words of Wisdom
So when we practice compassion, when we apply compassion in our daily lives, we really have to tell ourselves, “That’s me, that’s who I am. I cannot change that; no one can change that.