HHK 17 3045-medHis Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogen Trinley Dorje is the head of the 900 year old Karma Kagyu Lineage and guide to millions of Buddhists around the world.

Currently 30 years old, the Karmapa resides in his temporary home at Gyuto Monastery in India after making a dramatic escape from Tibet in the year 2000.

Karmapa means “the one who carries out buddha-activity” or “the embodiment of all the activities of the buddhas