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                        17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje
Welcome to the site of His Holiness 17th Karmapa
Trinley Thaye Dorje,

the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
The present 17th Karmapa was found and recognized as the genuine Karmapa reincarnation by Shamar Rinpoche, second to the Karmapa in the Karma Kagyu Lineage. The 17th Karmapa is the spiritual head of over 800 monastaries and centres around the world.

NEWS:+++Condolence letter to the people of the Philippines+++ Condolence letter concerning the death of Dr. Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche +++'War of Words Are Violent, Too' new Article by H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa in the Huffington Post +++ Condolence letter concerning the landslide in Tibet +++ Report about Losar 2013 +++ His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje's about self-immolations +++ Condolence letter for the Philippines +++ 'Learning from Lehman' Article by HH



April 08, 2014
Message of HH Gyalwa Karmapa concerning KIBI's Buddhist study program

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"It is my pleasure to share with all of you the good news that one of the main tasks of KIBS was accomplished today under my supervision: legalizing and upgrading KIBI’s Buddhist study program, so that from now on KIBI students will be able to receive academic degrees..."

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February 28, 2014
Losar celebrations at Kalingpong
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From 25th February to 12th March, 2014, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje will join in an intensive program of Losar celebrations at Shri Diwakar Vihara Shedra in Kalimpong

>> Mahakala Puja

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January 29, 2014
Gyalwa Karmapa celebrates Losar 2014
Gyalwa Karmapa at Losar 2014
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On the morning of January 31, His Holiness joined the gathered assembly of monks, staff members, students and visitors, to celebrate the Tibetan New Year according to the Tsurphu calendar.

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January 2, 2014
Second Meditation Retreat was held at KIBI

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Between December 24, 2013, and January 2, 2014, the second meditation retreat was held at KIBI in New Delhi. This year the focus was on the so-called common preliminary practices, also known as the “Four Reflections That Turn the Mind” (tib. lo dog nam zhi).

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December 22, 2013
Kagyu Monlam 2013: Social activities of His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa
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The galleries of the Kagyu Monlam 2013:

  Mahakala
Puja
Opening ceremony Aspiration prayers Chenresig empowerment Social activities Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche  
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icon Anouncements
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arrowLetter concerning Mipham Rinpoche
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arrowProgramme Gyalwa Karmapa at the KIBI 2013
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arrowLetter from His Holiness concerning Losar 2013
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arrowLetter of Shamar Rinpoche concerning H.H. Gyalwa Karmapas administration
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arrowCondolence letter to the victims of the earthquake in mexico (PDF)
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arrowKarmapa Healthcare Project
KHCP - The Karmapa Health Care Project  

Provides medical camps and medical educations in Asia.

    arrow Report Kagyu Monlam
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arrow Himalaya Hilfe e.V.
Himalaya Hilfe - Sponsorships for
                          children, elderly people, nuns and monks  

Sponsorships for children, elderly people, nuns and monks.

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arrow Karmapa Education Center
KEC  

Karmapa Education Center (KEC), a new school project in Kalimpong.


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December 07, 2013
Letter of His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa on Nelson Mandela's passing
Letter from HH
                  Gyalwa Karmapa about the 95th birthday of Nelson
                  Mandela
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Dear dharma friends,

Nelson Mandela lived his life as an ambassador for peace. His physical presence has passed from our lives, but his inspiration lives on in each of our hearts...

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September 21, 2013
His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa celebrates the International Day of Peace at KIBI
His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa celebrates the International Day of Peace 2013

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Special message to mark the United Nations International Day of Peace


September 10, 2013
His Holiness Karmapa meets with Ven. Seik Hui Siong from Indonesia and Ven Siu Kun from Hong Kong
Special meetings with Gyalwa Karmapa
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His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa meets with Ven. Seik Hui Siong from Indonesia and Ven Siu Kun from Hong Kong in KIBI 2013

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The Gallery


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July 18, 2013
His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa celebrated the 66th Indian Independence Day at KIBI
Gyalwa Karmapa with kids
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His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa and KIBI staff and residents cordially invited the public to celebrate India's 66th Independence Day on 15th August 2013.

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>> Message of Gyalwa Karmapa


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July 07, 2013
Letter of His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa concerning the bomb attacks in Bodhgaya
Bodhgaya
                  bombings letter
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I am deeply saddened to hear of the bomb attacks at the sacred place of Bodh Gaya this morning.My heartfelt prayers go to both the victims and the attackers. We are living in the 21st century, where more information than ever before is available, to help us understand our world, ourselves and our human history. If there is one thing that history teaches us, it is that violence of any kind does not benefit anyone, and runs counter to our innate qualities of wisdom and compassion...

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May 27, 2013
Celebration of Buddha Purnima in the presence of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, KIBI
Gyalwa
                  Karmapa at AIIMS Hospital

Buddha Purnima (also known as Vesak or Buddha Jayanti) is the most sacred of Buddhist festivals, marking three of the most important events in the life of Gautama Buddha: his birth, enlightenment and Parinirvana.

His Holiness Karmapa Himself has described the importance of this day in the following terms:

"It is a very special day for all practitioners of Buddhism, because it is the anniversary of three important events in Lord Buddha's life...

>> Report and Images


May 21, 2013
4th official visit of His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa in Malaysia
Gyalwa Karmapa at
                  AIIMS Hospital

His Holiness arrived at Kuching International Airport on May 16th at 2.35pm, accompanied by Ven. Shangpa Rinpoche and His entourage of monks. He was give an hearty welcome by Lama Palden, resident Lama at Kuching Bodhipath Center, and Joseph Chua, chairman of Kuching Bodhi Path Society, as well as Dorje Lopon Nendo Rinpoche and many other lamas who had been invited for this event, coming from Rumtek monastery and different centres in Southeast Asia, and also by many devotees from Sarawak, other parts of Malaysia and from all over the world.

>> Report and Images

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Arrival of His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa in Malaysia

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His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa visits Kuching Bodhipath society

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Empowerment of His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa in Malaysia

Gyalwa
                          Karmapa and Pewar Rinpoche
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                          Karmapa and Pewar Rinpoche   Gyalwa
                          Karmapa and Pewar Rinpoche

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March 02, 2013
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa visits young cancer patients at AIIMS Hospital and joins in a puja at KIBI
Gyalwa Karmapa at
                  AIIMS Hospital

KIBS’ Chief Patron, H. H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, accompanied by the Society’s President Professor Sempa Dorje, and some of his monks and KIBS volunteers visited the oncology ward at All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, one of Asia’s largest hospitals.

H. H. Gyalwa Karmapa and Professor Sempa Dorje addressed encouraging words to the young patients and their families who are putting up a brave fight against cancer.

>> Report and Images


February 23, 2013
3rd official visit of His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje in Hong Kong, 2013
Gyalwa
                  Karmapa in Hong Kong

In the late morning of January 15th, 2013, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje landed in Hong Kong for his third official visit. 


>> Wedding ceremony

>> Press conference with VIPs

>> White Tara and Green Tara empowerments

>> Gala Diner


December 30, 2012
His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa at the Kagyu Monlam, India, 2012
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                          Karmapa celebrates Sonam Loshar at Kaffer

During his teaching sessions His Holiness Karmapa will comment on the great bodhisattva Samantabhadra’s aspiration prayer for excellent conduct, which is the main prayer accumulated during the Kagyu Monlam. Making such aspirations in the sacred place of Bodhgaya where the historical Buddha Shakyamuni attained enlightenment, in the presence of realised bodhisattvas, accumulates immense merit and helps to pacify both natural and man-made disasters and obstacles. It benefits not only the practitioners taking part in the Monlam but all those connected to them, and ultimately all sentient beings.

 
November 11, 2012
His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa on Ninth Buddhist Conference in Gujarat, India, 2012
the 17th Karmapa
                  celebrates Sonam Loshar at Kaffer

As an Honour Guest, His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa was invited by the Indian Buddhist Congress and Friends in Dhamma to the Ninth Buddhist Conference in Gujarat, India.

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September 24, 2012
Letter
                  Shamar Rinpoche   Letter from His Holiness 17th Gyalwa Karmapa concerning the 60th Birthday of Shamar Rinpoche
September 23, 2012
The documentation of the worldwide Summer tour 2012 of His Holiness 17th Gyalwa Karmapa
 
17th
                  Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje - summer tour 2012

>> 01: H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa in Taiwan
>> 02: H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa in Malaysia
>> 03: H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa in Singapore
>> 04: Reports from the Philippines

>> 05: Reports from Spain
>> 06a: Report from Lithuania
>> 06b: Report from Latvia
>> 07: Report from Hungary
>> 08: Report from United Kingdom
>> 09: Report from Germany (Renchen-Ulm)
>> 10: Report from France
>> 11: Pictures from the Europe Center




icon Important Events

October to December, 2010:

arrowHis Holiness 17th Karmapa receives transmissions from Pewar Rinpoche

HH 17th Karmapa
                    is received by Beru Khyentse Rinpoche There was a very special reason for the Karmapa's visit to the monastic hermitage: during his stay there he received the entire transmission of the dam ngag dzö (gdams ngag mdzod) from Pewar Rinpoche, one of Tibet’s most revered lamas today.

Pewar Rinpoche is considered a great master of both the Sakya and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, and is the abbot of Pewar Monastery in Tibet.
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August 23, 2010:

arrowKunzig Shamar Rinpoche meets His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Kunzig
                  Shamar Rinpoche met with H.H. Dalai Lama in
                  Dharamsala Dear members of Karma Kagyü monasteries and centers,

On the 13th of August, 2010, I met His Holiness the Dalai Lama at 9am in Dharamsala at His Holiness’ residence. We had a discussion for approximately one and a half hours and had a very important and detailed exchange of views regarding the ongoing Karmapa controversy and its possible solution.
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calendar Important meetings of HH Gyalwa Karmapa
December 31, 2010:
arrowH.H. Trinley Thaye Dorje meets Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi
The 17th Karmapa meets Dilgo Khyentse He is the grandson and spiritual heir of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, a very important meditation master.
 
 
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October 10, 2003:

arrowH.H. the 17th Karmapa visits Kingdom of Buthan
The 17th Karmapa, Trinlay Thaye Dorje
                              visits the Kingdom of Bhutan His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje, paid a visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan from October 6th to October 15th.
 
 
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March 01, 2003:

arrowH.H. Karmapa meets H.H. Sakya Trizin
The
                          17th Karmapa meets Sakya Trinzin Rinpoche Picture from the meeting with HH Sakya Trizin
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March 2006:
arrowInauguration of Lhabab Chorten Stupa in Valle de Bravo outside Mexico City
H.H. the 17th
                            Karmapa consecrates a Lhabab Chorten Stupa
                            in Valle de Bravo HH the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa arrived at Mexico City airport on the 13th March 2006 at the invitation of Casa Tibet in Mexico City. His Holiness visited Mexico in order to consecrate the first stupa in the country. It is Karmapa's first visit on the Latin Continent.
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Mai 2006:
arrowH.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, the spiritual head of the Drikung Kagyu lineage
The 17th
                            Karmapa meets his Holiness Drikung Kyabgon
                            Chetsang Rinpoche. His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, the spiritual head of the Drikung Kagyu lineage, visited Kalimpong to meet with His Holiness Karmapa. Upon arrival, he was greeted with the traditional pomp and circumstance.
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January 2006:
arrowReport of H.H. 17th Gyalwa Karmapa's visit in Taiwan
H.H. 17th
                            Karmapa visits Karma Kagyu Centres in
                            Taiwan H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa was invited by Lopön Rinpoche to visit his Karma Kagyu Centers in Taiwan. So H.H. comes to Taiwan for the second time after his visit in 1999.
 
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December 01, 2003:

arrowVidyadhara Ceremony of H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa
The
                            Vidyadhara ceremony of the 17th Karmapa,
                            Trinlay Thaye Dorje On Monday, December 1, 2003, the Vidyadhara ceremony of HH the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, took place at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute in New Delhi.
 
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