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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.

29.04.2021

Karma Raja Maha Vihar Monastery ceremony at Swayambhu

Karmapa visits Kathmandu, 2018-12-03 to 07. Pigrimadge to Parpin

Karmapa’s Private Office shares the following message and photos on the auspicious occasion of the handover of the Karma Raja Maha Vihar monastery and 17 Buddhacharya residences at Swayambhu in Kathmandu: Please find below a selection of photos, including Karmapa’s previous visits to Swayambhu, and the handover ceremony on 26 April 2021.

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26.04.2021

Handover ceremony in Swayambhu – Karmapa’s speech

Gyalwa Karmapa visits Swayambhu and the monastery which was destroyed by the earth quake 2015

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following audio message on the auspicious occasion of the handover ceremony to mark the successful reconstruction of Karma Raja Maha Vihar monastery and 17 residences, following the tragic earthquake in Kathmandu in 2015.

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24.12.2020, India, Nepal

The 2020 Kagyu Monlam

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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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21.12.2019, India

Karmapa presides over the 2019 Kagyu Monlam in Bodh Gaya

Bodhgaya India, 2019-12-15 KagyuMonlam Chenmo

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, presided over the 2019 Kagyu Monlam in Bodh Gaya, India. Karmapa was welcomed by monks, lamas, venerables, and students from India and around the world. Karmapa visited the Bodhi Tree School for the third year in a row. Children sang and scattered flower petals to welcome Karmapa as […]

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22.11.2019, Indonesia

Karmapa visits Indonesia (14-22 November 2019)

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From 14-22 November 2019, Thaye Dorje His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, visited Indonesia. On 14 November, Karmapa arrived at Jakarta International Airport. On 17 November, Karmapa and his entourage came together with the Theravada and Mahayana masters and monks of Wihara Ekayana Arama, a Mahayana Temple in Jakarta. There was a procession of the […]

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