Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, is the leader and lineage holder of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The Karmapa was the first lama to reincarnate in Tibetan Buddhism, the first Karmapa being born in 1110, more than 250 years before the first Dalai Lama (1392). In 2019, Karmapa is thirty-six years old. He is married and has a baby boy, and his teachings reflect both the limitless wisdom and compassion of a timeless tradition, and the practical questions and challenges that we all face in life today.

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