The 17th Karmapa

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H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa (born 1983), is the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the spiritual leader of around 900 monasteries, institutions and centers in 68 countries around the world.
Karmapa regularly visits Diamond Way Buddhist centers around the world. He has often given teachings and empowerments at the Europe Center in Germany, the main international meeting point for Diamond Way Buddhists.
Lama Ole Nydahl describes Karmapa as being the guarantor for the authenticity of our Karma Kagyu lineage.  Read more...
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