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 


  • souvenir de Shamar Rinpoché Monday June 23rd, 2014
    Nous étions en route pourle Bost quand sur une aire de repos où l’herbe était rase et peu accueillante, Shamar Rinpoché dans un regard rêveur nous a parlé de l’univers de Déwachen : ” là-bas l’herbe est grasse, très douce au toucher. Les fleurs sont belles et parfurmées. Tout est serein et..”. Pendant ces quelques ... read more...
  • ODE TO MY ROOT GURU Monday June 23rd, 2014
    Phuntsok Rabten
    ODE TO MY ROOT GURUODE TO MY ROOT GURU How I want whole wide world to feel what I feel to be in your ‘presence’ But words fail me … Why am I even surprised? Wisdom is not a scholar’s muse Emptiness is not a fisherman’s catch Bodhicitta is not a copyright quote You were part of everything, including youtube (lol) and also beyond it all Mere words will never ... read more...
  • You don’t have to fear to swim against the stream Monday June 23rd, 2014
    Michael den Hoet
    You don't have to fear to swim against the streamHaving the chance to bid farewell to the great Kunzig Shamarpa in idyllic Renchen-Ulm, I realized clearer than ever how much Rinpoche had inspired me. I received both my first Bodhisattva promise and my first tantric buddhist initiation from him in 1986; his ‘retour-smile’ to me then reflected just joy. When in later years we ... read more...
  • Oh precious teacher Monday June 23rd, 2014
    Dennis Sieg
    Oh precious teacher, Countless eons ago, you cut all suffering at the root and realized that whatever is dependently arisen is unceasing, unborn, unannihilated, not permanent, not coming, not going, without distinction, without identity and free from conceptual construction. Yet I, for whom these are but words, am struck by grief on this sad day that you Shamarpa Mipham Chokyi Lodro stopped manifesting in this world. Due to a ... read more...
  • another picture from Shamar’s visit to Sweden Monday June 23rd, 2014
    Denise Vestin
    another picture from Shamar's visit to SwedenHere is a picture that is of Shamarpa posing in front of our altar at Karme Tenpe Gyaltsen – we were very very fortunate to have him visit and give us Amitabha initiation and bodhisattva vows. Please return swiftly, Shamar Rinpoche! read more...