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Friday, March 9th, 2018
Karmapa and Sangyumla

Karmapa and Sangyumla

From Karmapa’s website:

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, and his beloved wife Sangyumla, are delighted to share the joyous news that they are expecting their first child.


H.H. 17th Karmapa on the bomb attacks in Bodh Gaya

Monday, July 8th, 2013

H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje has written a letter regarding the terrorist attacks in Bodh Gaya, India, the place of Buddha’s enlightenment.

H.H. Karmapa’s Visit to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Outside the Swaminarayan Hindu temple - H.H 17th Karmapa and Sadhu Paramtattvadas

H.H 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje with Sadhu Paramtattvadas at the Swaminarayan Hindu temple in Neasden, London

As mentioned here last month, On Saturday afternoon, 7 July, H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje and his entourage from the East and West, including representatives of of Diamond Way Buddhism UK and Dechen, participated in an important interfaith event. They were received in BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Europe’s first traditional Hindu temple, located in Neasden, north London. It is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, whose fifth spiritual successor, H.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj, is also the Mandir’s creator.


H.H. 17th Karmapa in London – the Wish Fulfilling Jewel and the Victorious Banner

Monday, July 23rd, 2012
The Wish Fulfilling Jewel

The Wish Fulfilling Jewel

Victorious Banner

The “Victorious Banner” (Tib. Gyaltsen) was originally a military standard of ancient Indian warfare. Early Buddhism adopted the banner as a symbol of Buddha Shakyamuni’s triumph over the armies of Mara, the personification of obstacles on the path to enlightenment, whose demonic warriors bore it as an emblem. Legend says that this banner was placed at the summit of Mount Meru, the mythological centre of the cosmos, as a symbol of the Buddha’s victory over the entire universe. The top of the banner was surmounted by the “Wish Fulfilling Jewel” (Tib. Yidzhin Norbu), which is a famous epithet of the Karmapa…

July 2012 marked some of the most significant events in the history of the Karma Kagyu lineage in the United Kingdom: the Wish Fulfilling Jewel appeared once again in the UK, and a victorious banner was raised above the Beaufoy Institute in Lambeth. In the midst of the celebrations of the enormous success, after a long process of planning consultation, in planning permission being granted for Diamond Way Buddhism’s new London Centre at the Beaufoy Institute, H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje arrived in the UK for a momentous 10 day visit.


Meeting of Faiths – H.H. 17th Karmapa’s first visit to the UK

Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Karmapa London 2005 interfaith Event (photo copyright Thule G. Jug)

Karmapa London 2005 interfaith Event (photo copyright Thule G. Jug)

In eager anticipation of the fourth visit to the UK of H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, we reflect on his first momentous visit in 2005. Here we reproduce a report from the press at the time, it can also be found here.


Happy Birthday Gyalwa Karmapa!

Sunday, May 6th, 2012
17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje (Photo: Matt Balara)

17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje (Photo: Matt Balara)

Today, May 6 2012, is the 29th Birthday of H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, as well as being a “super moon” in some parts of the world. We wish him a long life and much success in his activity worldwide in teaching the Dharma for the benefit of all beings, and look forward very much to his forthcoming visit to the UK in July.

H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje guides a meditation

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

New Delhi, 1 April 2012: H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje guides a meditation in the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute.

Video trailer for documentary of H.H. 17th Karmapa’s 2009 visit to Russia

Monday, November 21st, 2011

This trailer is for a documentary video produced by the Russian Diamond Way Buddhist sangha. It shows the first historical visit of Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje to Russia which took place during the summer of 2009. The film includes excerpts from the two-week journey of the 26 year-old Head of the Karma Kagyu Tradition and his students through this vast country, from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok. Karmapa Thaye Dorje was received with full honours by the Head of the Republic of Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinovm, as well as and Pandita Hambo Lama Damba Ayusheev. During the tour he worked non-stop for everybody, giving lectures and initiations to thousands of students, answering questions, and giving blessings to students waiting for him at small stations along the Trans-Siberian Railway. Karmapa is known as the “Wish-fulfilling Jewel” In Tibet, but he doesn’t see difference between himself and others “…I’m like everybody else. The truth is, that every of us is a wish-fulfilling Jewel… The question is only if I develop this quality or not”, Karmapa says.