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’s Losar message


On the occasion of Losar and the dawn of the Year of the Female Iron Ox, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message for all of his students. Wish-Fulfilling Wheel, grant us your auspiciousness, the might of merit, and the cultivation of longevity and wisdom. You are the natural expression […]

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24.12.2020, India, Nepal

The 2020 Kagyu Monlam


The 18th Kagyu Monlam took place between 16-22 December 2020. Below is a message from Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. Dear dharma friends It is with great joy and appreciation that I write to you following the successful completion of the 2020 Kagyu Monlam, the 18th gathering since its initiation in our […]

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Message in advance of the 2020 Kagyu Monlam

Kagyu Monlam

The Private Office of the Karmapa shares the following message in advance of the 2020 Kagyu Monlam: In our Karma Kagyu School, it was historically the third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339) who initiated the yearly Monlam gathering. Later, during the time of the seventh Karmapa Chodrag Gyamtso (1454-1506), it became one of the most prominent […]

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Words of Wisdom
“We can overcome eons of negative actions, speech & thought with one great moment of generating compassion”