Karmapa’s Life
03.01.2019, India

Public Meditation Course: Sangyumla and Thugsey join Karmapa

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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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20.12.2018, India

Kagyu Monlam 2018: the story so far (photos)

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Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, is presiding over the 2018 Kagyu Monlam in Bodh Gaya, in India’s north-east Bihar state. Karmapa has been leading the aspiration prayers since 1996, accompanied by other Buddhist lamas. The Kagyu Monlam is the most significant event for Karma Kagyu practitioners around the world, as thousands of […]

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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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