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"Karmapa 900 Years" E-Book Is Now Available Online Here!


“Karmapa: 900 Years” has been updated and produced as a new e-book under the Guidance of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. This beautifully illustrated authoritative guide to the Karma Kagyu lineage (and Tibetan Buddhism in general) was first published on the 900th anniversary of the birth of the first Karmapa and has since been translated into over a dozen languages. The Gyalwang Karmapa has instructed that the revised 3rd edition now be made freely available on this website for the benefit of all. Click here or on the images to view or download the e-book and please use the links on the e-book page to share this classic volume with others.

May this 900th anniversary likewise bring people together, no matter where they live in the world, on a shared spiritual journey. I aspire that you Dharma brothers and sisters, and friends living all over the world, may view from afar the land of our ancestors and the beauty of nature, as our hearts and minds soar freely in flight through the unchanging and unending sky, bringing along our hopes and melodious songs of praise as we call out together in pure and perfect song. -From “Introduction to Karmapa 900” by His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Karmapa: 900 Years, Third Edition: E-Book, Produced and published by KTD Publications under the Guidance of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa | Damcho Diana Finnegan, PhD (text) | Louise Light (design) | 2011; 2013; 2017 (third English edition e-book; revised) | ISBN: 978-1-934608-28-9 | paperback (out of print); e-book of the third edition is available here

Featured Publications


A Collection Of Commentaries On The Four-Session Guru Yoga compiled by the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and translated by Khenpo David Karma Choephel… more 

ev_home“…an excellent translation of the first chapter of one of the most important Tibetan works on Buddhist logic and epistemology by the Seventh Karmapa. … more 

cover_single_hBy the First Kyapje Kalu Rinpoche, an explanation of how our minds are always the actual three bodies of buddhahood, and how recognition of this is the key to liberation.. more

f_torchWritten primarily for meditators, The Torch of True Meaning is forthright and easy to understand … more 

Of Special Note: Dharma King: The Life of the 16th Karmapa in Images

On February 14, 2016, at the 33rd Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya, India, there was an all-day ceremony to commemorate the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa. The morning’s activities included the presentation of Dharma King: The Life of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa in Images. The book was created by a team directed by Venerable Lhundrup Damcho under the direct guidance and instruction of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa.

Please click on below for more, including the complete Foreword by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, details about the launch (in India and in New York), photos, and to order your copy now! … more

View the book ceremony in India (begins at approximately the second hour at 2:30; a few very short segments of this video lack sound, but just continue to view and it will correct shortly).


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