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16th Karmapa


The 16th Karmapa played a pivotal role in bringing the teaching of Buddhism to the West. The teacher of Lama Ole and Hannah Nydahl was well known for his powerfully built body and his charisma. Stories are told about his roaring laughter, his unending good humour and his omniscience. Up till his death in 1981 in the USA he spent every minute of his life working for the good of all beings.


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