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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.

08.10.2019, France

Karmapa, Sangyumla and Thugseyla in Dhagpo Kundreul Ling

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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

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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)

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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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06.08.2019, Germany

Karmapa bids farewell to the Europe Center

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Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, and family stayed an extra day at the Summer Course at the Europe Center in Immenstadt, Germany. All of the students were joyful to be given this gift of extra time with Karmapa. Karmapa spent more private time with Lama Ole. He was also able to enjoy some […]

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04.08.2019, Germany

Days two and three of Karmapa at the Europe Center

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Following the welcome ceremony for Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, and his son Thugseyla, the next day’s teaching at the Europe Center Summer Course in Immenstadt was keenly anticipated. Karmapa said that although it often seems as though the times that we are living in are getting more and more difficult, in […]

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