The Karmapa

The Karmapa

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje is the head of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu Lineage and guide to millions of Buddhists around the world. The Karmapa resides in his temporary home at Gyuto Monastery in India after making a dramatic escape from Tibet in the year 2000. Traveling the world, the Karmapa teaches traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings, while also advocating topics such as environmental care, feminism, and more.

Recent Articles

The Buddha’s Breath Practice

The Buddha taught mindfulness of breathing as a complete approach to awakening. Buddhist teacher Shaila Catherine outlines his 16-step breath practice that guides us to liberation.

The Power of Unbearable Compassion

The Power of Unbearable Compassion

When we can no longer bear the suffering of sentient beings, says the Karmapa, we unleash our full potential to help others and ourselves.

Understanding Emptiness & Interdependence

Emptiness and interdependence—they’re more than concepts; they’re key to realizing real-world benefits in our lives. His Holiness The Karmapa helps us put our wisdom into practice.

The Practice of a Bodhisattva

The bodhisattva’s commitment to the benefit of others manifests in the practice of the six perfections, the 17th Karmapa explains.