Karmapa’s Life
26.01.2018, Thailand

Gyalwa Karmapa bestows long life empowerment for HRH Ashi Chokyi


Ever since Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, was 11 years old, Her Royal Highness Ashi Chokyi has been like a second mother to him. She was the wife of Karmapa’s beloved late teacher Topga Rinpoche. Her Royal Highness and her family are Karmapa’s oldest disciples, and were students of Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, His Holiness […]

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Public Meditation Course, December 25th, 2017 to January 3rd 2018, Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI)


The sixth annual Public Meditation Course at KIBI began with an introduction to the program and Sojong practice, followed by a welcome dinner on the evening of the 25th December. Every day started with the granting of the Sojong vows, led by the Venerable Dupon Nyigyam, the highly respected teacher and retreat master from the […]

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14.12.2017, India

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, visits Bodhgaya

Gyalwa Karmapa in Bodh Gaya, Dec. 6 to 23, 2017. Kagyu Monlam

ARRIVAL In the early afternoon on Decemer 6, 2017 Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje and his wife Sangyumla arrived at Gaya International Airport. At Dhargye Chokhor Ling Monastery Karmapa’s monks welcomed him with a traditional ceremony and Ven. Beru Khyentse Rinpoche offered him a warm welcome. See more images here: 6 December 2017 Arrival and Welcoming […]

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09.10.2017, Singapore

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa’s visit in Singapore 2017

Opening of the Buddha Statues

See the images from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa’s visit in Singapore 2017. Report coming soon.   October 2: October 3: October 4: October 5: October 6: October 7: October 8 October 9 See more galleries from the events in Singapore: 02.10.2017 Gyalwa Karmapa Arrival at Singapore International Airport for his 2017 Tour 02.10.2017 Welcome […]

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02.10.2017, Malaysia

Gyalwa Karmapa Visit in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia – 26 September to 2 October 2017


On 26th September, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th  Gyalwa Karmapa and his entourage travelled from New Delhi to Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, Malaysia, for a seven day visit. Gyalwa Karmapa was warmly welcomed by a large gathering of Karma Kagyu students, Rinpoches, lamas, monks, nuns, lay Buddhists from many different countries who had […]

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Words of Wisdom
Normally in life, greed – and in most cases even ambition – are things we need to slowly renounce. But while generating your qualities, such as bodhicitta, you need to be very ambitious, almost greedy