Produced under the direct guidance of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Dharma King: The Life of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa in Images commemorates the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa's contribution to the practice and study of Buddhism around the world, as well as his preservation of one of Tibetan Buddhisms oldest lineages, the Karma Kagyu. This lavish full-color volume brings together for the first time 1,000 photos depicting the life of this extraordinary spiritual master. His early years in Tibet, his activities to rebuild in exile in Sikkim and India, his extensive travels bringing the Dharma to North America, Europe and throughout Asia are all documented in detail.
"From his birth in eastern Tibet in 1924, to his last days in Chicago in 1981, the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, guided the Karma Kagyu lineage through the most tumultuous period in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. He traveled the world, touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, by offering them the Buddhadharma but also simply with his majestic and transformative presence.
Co-published by KTD Publications and Altruism Press (Drophen Tsuglag)