His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, has successfully completed a ground-breaking trip to America. A primary focus of his two-month journey was to connect with Americas youth. The 29-year-old Buddhist leader visited six major universities, where he delivered lectures to sold-out audiences, held dialogues with faculty and students and attended classes himself. During this third trip to the United States, organized by Karmapa Foundation US, the Karmapa also met with Tibetan communities wherever he traveled. To reconnect with many of his disciples across the continent, he also visited Buddhist communities under his guidance as head of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu lineage.

Each step of this epic journey is documented in the news section of this website (click on images below). His Holiness taught on topics ranging from environmental protection to gender equality to compassionate activism. Links to the videos of his teachings from the trip can be found here. We invite you to sign up here to be alerted of future visits by the Karmapa.

Teachings, Reports & Media from the Historic Two-Month Visit to America in Spring 2015

The 17th Karmapa

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, heads the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. He guides millions of Buddhists around the world. At the age of fourteen, he made a dramatic escape from Tibet to India to be near His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his own lineage teachers. Currently 29 years old, the Karmapa created an eco-monastic movement with over 55 monasteries across the Himalayan region acting as centers of green activism. He recently announced plans to establish full ordination for women, a step that will change the future of Tibetan Buddhism. His latest book, The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out, is based on his interactions with American university students. Click here to read more. Visit the official website of His Holiness HERE for latest schedules and activities.