Shamar Rinpoche


The 14th Shamarpa Mipham Chokyi Lodro was born in Tibet in 1952 and is the second highest lineage holder of the Karma Kagyu lineage after the Gyalwa Karmapa.

He directed the Buddhist university Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) in New Delhi, as well as Buddhist centres worldwide.

It was mainly due to his activity that the 17th incarnation of the Karmapa, Thaye Dorje, could be found and brought to freedom in India in 1992, where he was educated under his guidance.

He died on 11 June 2014 in Renchen Ulm in Germany.