Shamar Rinpoche touched the lives of so many people worldwide. We encourage anyone whose lives were touched by Shamar Rinpoche to share their thoughts and memories here, with the wish that this may bring healing and solace to all of us who miss his physical presence. And in this way allow the world to see the amazing wisdom, presence, kindness and humor that we all cherished.

Share your memories here…

Condolence from His Majesty the Fourth King of Bhutan Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck 


  • from Matthew Tuesday June 17th, 2014
    Matthew Brown
    from MatthewAs anyone who has been touched by Shamar Rinpoche’s activity can attest, he was an unparalleled being and a profound teacher, one of the rare ones capable of manifesting the optimal conditions for his students to see themselves in an honest, unfiltered way. Shamar Rinpoche worked in many ways: often traveling the world by himself, floating ... read more...
  • Karma Tsultrim Taarchhin Tuesday June 17th, 2014
    lim kim fatt
    I met Shamarpa twice in Karma Kagyud center in Malaysia. the last time i the great opportunity to meet Shamarpa was in 2012 when the HH paid his visit in our center in Kuala Lumpur. In Kuala Lumpur, we started the Amitabha prayers since June 11th and will continue for 49 days. I am indeed very sad ... read more...
  • Bye bye Tuesday June 17th, 2014
    Kim Eng
    Bye bye:(( “Bye Bye” with Amitabha’s smile :)) was the lastest word you’ve pronounced in Karmapa’s Institute one month ago after Mahakala’s prayers. <3 May you always guide us on the right way of love & wisdom <3 read more...
  • We lost a great Mahamudra teacher Monday June 16th, 2014
    Fernando Schlottmann
    In August 2009 HH Shamar Rimpoche visited the EC in Immenstadt, Germany, and gave a historic teaching on the Great Seal Wishes of the Third Karmapa. We experienced rich, highly intellectual and one-pointed teachings. HH himself expressed this state of simpleness, one-pointedness and of course non-meditation. Happy those who discovered that this was not about ... read more...
  • Condolence Monday June 16th, 2014
    Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
    Startling news that H.H. Gyalwa Shamarpa Rinpoche has entered parinirvana at his Dharma Centre in Germany came as a great shock, filling us with sadness. Rinpoche’s very sudden and entirely unexpected passing is a tremendous loss to Buddhism, specifically to the Kagyu Lineage, and to a great many Dharma practitioners everywhere. It is as though ... read more...