The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa was born in Tibet and spent the early part of his life there before making a dramatic escape to India in the year 2000.

This section contains information about those early years where His Holiness was recognized as a young boy, enthroned in Tsurphu monastery and then educated there before escaping to India.

Please use the navigation menu to the right to read about His Holiness’ various activities during that period.