Welcome to The Karmapa Center 16


མདུན་ངོས།  ༧རྒྱལ་དབང་མཆོ་གི་བཀའ་སློབ།  མཆོད་རྟེན།  ལོ་རྒྱུས།  ཆོས་ཚོགས།   དྲ་བརྙན།  སྐུ་པར་ཁག   ཡིག་ཚང་།   གསལ་བསྒྲགས།

Latest News

Thanks to you, Phase 1 is complete! The property in Wadsworth, IL was purchased in May 2016. For the latest reports, photos, and developments, visit our News page. + More

Karmapa 16

His Holiness The Sixteenth Karmapa—Rangjung Rigpe Dorje’s presence created a profound and lasting blessing on all those coming into contact with him. + More

Our Mission

Our mission is to commemorate His Holiness Karmapa 16 with a stupa, memorial, meditation hall, retreat center, and place to learn and study about the history of the Karmapas. + More

Funds Raised of $985,000 USD100%

PHASE 1: Purchasing the Property

Karmapa Center 16 purchased the beautiful property in the municipality of Wadsworth, only five miles west of the Zion cancer center where His Holiness attained parinirvana in May 2016. This property is suitable for building/accommodating a Parinirvana Stupa, memorial, meditation hall, and place to learn and study about the history of the Karmapas. This ten acre plot includes two residential houses, out buildings, pond, and open pasture. The land is situated in an agricultural area and banked on the east and west ends by woods.

Phase 1 is now complete! What a marvelous and auspicious time for rejoicing! Thank you for every single donor and volunteer who made this happen. 

Phase 1

Raising funds to purchase the land

Phase 2

Planning/building the Stupa Shell Building & 1st floor interiors

Phase 3

Planning/building the Stupa building interiors & completion of site development

Be Part of this Historical Project — Please Make Your Contribution

Any donation, large or small, will help us attain the great vision of establishing a place for pilgrimage, retreat, study, and refuge, in honor of the Great Mahasiddha Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. 

Donors of $100,000 or more will have their names listed on the stone inscription pillar in the courtyard. Donors of $50,000 or more, but less than $100,000, will have their names inscribed on a memorial plaque at the entryway of the stupa building.