Karmapa’s Life
09.08.2017, Spain

His Holiness Karmapa – Visits the Basque region of Spain August 5 to 9, 2017

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Karmapa Thaye Dorje visited the Karmapa Mikyo Dorje Center in Gulina in August. On 7th of August he gave a Chenresi Initiation at Baluarte in Pamplona, the Capital of Navarra. 350 people took the opportunity to receive the Chenresig Initiation from The 17th Karmapa and listen to his teachings in Pamplona. That evening, a number of people […]

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29.07.2017, Sweden

Gyalwa Karmapa’s Visit to Sweden 24-30 July 2017

Gyalwa Karmapa arrives at the retreat center from Stockholm

In July 2017 Thaye Dorje, His Holiness, the 17th Karmapa visited Sweden for the first time. The Swedish Kagyu Sangha (Karme Tenpe Gyaltsen) celebrated its 40th anniversary and was very happy to receive His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje at the Karma Kagyu Centre in Stockholm (Karma Shedrup Dargye Ling) and the […]

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14.06.2017, India

The Third Commemoration Ceremonies of the Paranirvana of HH Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche in Kalimpong

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From June 1 to 14 Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa led several ceremonies in Kalimpong. Full report coming soon.   Galleries of the Gyalwa Gyamtso (Red Chenresig) ritual in Kalimpong: 03.06.2017 Preparation of the Ground for Mandala 04.06.2017 Preparation of the Mandala 05 – 07.06.2017 Day three to five of the ritual […]

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17.03.2017, India

2017 Karmapa Public Course at KIBI: March 12th to 17th

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There were around 500 participants for this year public course held at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI). The starting day for the course was chosen as it coincided with one of the four most auspicious days in the Buddhist calendar, Chotrul Duchen, translated from Tibetan as the “day of miracles”. These days occur on a […]

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27.02.2017, India

Tibetan New Year (Losar) celebration at Karmapa International Buddhist Institute

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On February 25, Thaye Dorje His Holiness the 17th Karmapa joined Mahakala ritual proceeding celebration of Tibetan New Year. In the morning of February 27, Gyalwa Karmapa led Losar celebration at Karmapa International Buddhist Institute.   See images from the Mahakala puja: See images from the Losar celebrations:  

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