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.

24.12.2020, India, Nepal

The 2020 Kagyu Monlam


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)


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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13.10.2019, France

Karmapa, Sangyumla and Thugseyla in Dhagpo Kundreul Ling


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


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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