Marpa Lotsawa, who brought the Buddha's teaching from India to Tibet in the eleventh century, prophesied that the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism would spread throughout the world. Through the ceaseless blessing and activity of His Holiness Karmapa there are now hundreds of Karma Kagyu meditation centers in thirty-four countries on the planet. Of these, more than thirty meditation centers are directly affiliated with Karma Triyana Dharmachakra. These centers go by different names, but each was established as a place where the authentic teachings and practices of the Karma Kagyu Lineage could be made available on a local level. Most of these Karma Kagyu centers offer study programs in addition to the regular group practices.