Karmapa

title in Tibetan Buddhism

Karmapa is Tibetan buddhist teacher or lama. He is the first one from Tibetan lamas, who consciously incarnates in subsequent order of Buddhist masters. Karmapa is the head of Karma Kagyu- the biggest subschool or lineage of Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. The first Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa (12041283) is student of Gampopa(1079-1153) .

16-th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje (1924 - 1981)