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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.

08.12.2018, India

Karmapa brings his son Thugsey to KIBI for the first time

On 8 December 2018, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, brought his son Thugsey to the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) in Delhi for the first time. Karmapa, together with his wife Sangyumla Rinchen Yangzom, their four month old son Thugsey, and members of Sangyumla’s family, were all present for the historic visit. […]

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07.12.2018, Nepal

Karmapa in Nepal

Late in the Nepalese night of 3 December 2018, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, landed at Kathmandu airport. Jigme Rinpoche, Karmapa’s General Secretary, Venerable Sang Sang Rinpoche, Venerable Lodro Rinpoche, and other lamas and local devotees were present to welcome Karmapa. The following morning, Karmapa held audiences with a group from Indonesia […]

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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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Words of Wisdom
The human heart, Bodhicitta, is the most precious of all. While Buddhas are helpful in life, the compassionate heart is even more precious than a Buddha. In the human heart, we see limitless hope.