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.

06.08.2019, Germany

Karmapa bids farewell to the Europe Center


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


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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02.08.2019, Germany

Karmapa and Thugseyla Arrival and Welcome Ceremony at the Europe Center

Traditional welcome ceremony for Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 1

During the evening of 1 August, Lama Ole and a group of students greeted Karmapa, together with his wife Sangyumla and baby son Thugseyla, as they arrived at The Europe Center in Immenstadt, Germany. The following afternoon, the joyful mood continued, as more than 6000 students from 40 countries participated in a traditional welcome ceremony […]

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11.01.2019, India

His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche presides over the hair-cutting ceremony of Karmapa’s son


His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, the 75th head of the Ngor tradition of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, presided over the hair-cutting ceremony of Thugsey, the son of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, and Sangyumla Rinchen Yangzom, at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) on 11 January 2019. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, […]

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03.01.2019, India

Public Meditation Course: Sangyumla and Thugsey join Karmapa


The annual Public Meditation Course at Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) took place from 25 December 2018 to 3 January 2019. Throughout the course Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Professor Sempa Dorje, Venerable Lama Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, Venerable Dupon Nyigyam from Sharminub Retreat Centre in Kathmandu, and Venerable Lama Choying from Rumtek […]

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