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Karmapa’s Life

Thaye Dorje, the 17th Karmapa‘s life has been documented by Karmapa Documentary Project since 1994. Here you can browse through the life of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa using slider which divides Karmapa’s activities by date. There is also available advanced search, where you can filter through categories such as country, place and type of event.

11.10.2018, France

Joint statement of His Holiness Trinley Thaye Dorje and His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje

His Holiness Trinley Thaye Dorje and His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje during their first meeting, in France

His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje and His Holiness Trinley Thaye Dorje met over the last few days at a rural location in France. Their purpose was to get to know each other personally. They also discussed how they might work together to preserve and strengthen the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. After their discussions, […]

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17.09.2018, France

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, together with his wife Sangyumla Rinchen Yangzom, their son Thugsey, and other family members, visit Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in France.

Reception and Ku Sung Tug Offering for Gyalwa Karmapa, his wife Sangyumla and their 1 month old baby.

Karmapa and his family arrived in the late evening of 14 September, and were warmly welcomed by Jigme Rinpoche, Karmapa’s General Secretary; Gendun Rinchen, Yangsi of Gendun Rinpoche; as well as representatives and sangha members of Dhagpo Kagyu Ling.   See more images: 14 September 2018 Karmapa Arrives for Private Visit to Dhagpo Kagyu Ling […]

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11.04.2018, Hong Kong

Karmapa visits Hong Kong in April 2018

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31 March 2018 LUNCH WITH SPONSOR COMMITTEE Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, together with his wife Sangyumla Rinchen Yangzom, and his entourage, enjoyed a traditional Cantonese lunch with the sponsor committee of the event at the Golden Bauhinian restaurant on Hong Kong Island. CHENRESIG EMPOWERMENT In the afternoon, the program at the […]

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27.03.2018

Karmapa Public Course 2018 in KIBI, New Delhi

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The Karmapa Public Course 2018 took place from 11-18 March. It was a wonderful opportunity for students from all around the world to deepen their practice and receive teachings not only from Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, but also from other great Buddhist masters, including Professor Sempa Dorje, Karma Trinley Rinpoche, Khenpo […]

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26.01.2018, Thailand

Gyalwa Karmapa bestows long life empowerment for HRH Ashi Chokyi

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Ever since Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, was 11 years old, Her Royal Highness Ashi Chokyi has been like a second mother to him. She was the wife of Karmapa’s beloved late teacher Topga Rinpoche. Her Royal Highness and her family are Karmapa’s oldest disciples, and were students of Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, His Holiness […]

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Words of Wisdom
I will make wishes and aspirations for all of us to keep our connection (…) in this way our intention and mindset are the same, and then no matter the distance and time – they will not separate us