His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje is a world spiritual leader. Born on 6 May 1983, His Holiness is a Buddhist teacher and ambassador for peace.
His Holiness was 11 years old when he made a dramatic escape from
Tibet to India. In 1994, His Holiness was enthroned as the 17th
incarnation of the Karmapa, and the leader of the Karma Kagyu lineage –
one of the main schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
As the 17th Karmapa, His Holiness holds the precious transmission of
unique Buddhist knowledge and methods passed down for nearly 1,000 years
by the Kagyu lineage masters.
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