His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa visits ICT [International Campaign for Tibet, Washington DC, July 15, 2011]

The ICT US staff and Board of Directors welcome the Karmapa to the ICT headquarters. In December, 1999, the 17th Karmapa made a dramatic escape from his monastery in Tsurphu, north of Lhasa, arriving in Dharamsala, India soon after. He has become one of the most important and influential voices on Tibetan religious and cultural issues.