Karmapa Center of Education (KCE), a Buddhist model school founded by Thaye Dorje, H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

About Us

The Karmapa Center of Education is led by an international team, and a small monastic community living at the school. They take care of management, administrative work and the maintenance of KCE, backed by a network of external advisors and volunteers. The monks also teach Tibetan and the basics of Buddhism.

Tibetan housemothers are responsible for the motherly care of our elementary students. This involves taking care of ill or homesick children; being available to comfort, advise and support them in their daily lives; and creating a space where they feel safe. Indian teachers implement the general education curriculum, complemented by international guest educators.

They all contribute to the running of the KCE – as a school and a place of community.

(from left to right: Diane, Dargay, Khenpo, Dechangla, and four Lopons: Sonam, Drakpa, Jinpa and Drimay Dawa with the first batch of students 2017/18)

Faces of KCE


Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

School management
Diane Brodkorb
Tsultrim Dargay

Monastic matters
Dechangla Dawa Waiba

Tibetan & Buddhist Studies
Khenpo Wangdu
Tsultrim Sonam
Drimay Dawa

Tsultrim Drakpa
Tsultrim Jinpa

External matters
Yeshey Jungney