This page is for research, translations and posts about the 1st to the 17th Gyalwang Karmapas.
Texts, Translations and Transcriptions
THE KARMAPAS AND CHOD: An overview of the Karmapas’ important role and influence in the Chod lineages, preservation and practice
‘IMMUTABLE, GREAT BLISS’: GURU PADMASAMBHAVA AND THE KARMAPAS
Indestructible Mind Maṇḍala of the Karmapas, Tsurphu Monastery: Origin, history, rebuilding and ‘Praises to Tsurphu’ by 3rd and 16th Karmapas
The Chinese and the Karmapas: Historical survey from the 2nd to 19th Karmapas
The Kangyur and the Karmapas’ role in their publication and preservation
A ‘Kagyu Treasure’ Tradition? Marpa’s Fifteen ‘Hidden Scrolls’ from Sekhar
Karmapas on Buddha Nature
Vajrayogini and the Karmapas
The Karmapas, Chogyur Lingpa and Vajrakīlaya
Tibetan script of Guru Padmasambhava’s prophecy on 15th to 21st Karmapas, as revealed by Chogyur Lingpa
Supplication to the Garland of Karmapas by Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro
Individual Pages for the Karmapas
As there is a significant amount of work done for each, below are the links to the sections of research and translations on most of the individual Karmapas.
Seventh Karmapa, Chodrag Gyatso (1454–1506)