he distinguishes himself thourgh special qualities, especially his immense and continuous activity for the welfare of others. The name Gyalwa Karmapa points to the fact, that he is no common being. Gyalwa means 'buddha', that is to say a 'Fully Awakened One'. Karmapa means 'master of enlightened activity', that is to say that he is fully enlightened. He is seens as the emanation of Chenrezig, the buddha of enlightened compassion.
Karmapa was born in Tibet in 1983. Already as a young child he received traditional buddhist training from his father Mipham Rinpoche, who is an acomplished buddhist master himself. In 1994 the family succeded in fleeing from Tibet and the chinese occupation. Since then Karmapa lives in Kalimpong in India, where he also received a thorough western training.
Since 1999, Gyalwa Karmapa on invitation regularly visits boeddhist centers in Europe, Asia and America.
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