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 


  • Advocate Thursday June 19th, 2014
    Praveen Agarwal
    I had the privilege to work with HH Shamar Rimpoche from December 1999 till a couple of years back mainly on the Karmapa issue in various Courts. He was indeed a very very wise person. The only person I have come across in my life who never spoke ill about anyone. His news of passing ... read more...
  • Mrs. Thursday June 19th, 2014
    Gabriela Jaitt
    I had the pleasure of meeting him during a meditation course in Virginia. Most memorable was for me his incredible kindness. One time it struck me deeply: we were doing our meditation when suddenly Shamar Rinpoche looked in on us. Like a mother checking on her children, with a warmly smiling face he encouraged us ... read more...
  • Instantaneous Pure Love Thursday June 19th, 2014
    One year at Rinpoche’s VA teaching, we requested during lunchtime audience that Rinpoche come to teach 35 Buddhas at a center nearby. Instead, that very afternoon, Rinpoche concluded by performing the entire 35 Buddhas practice right in front of our eyes while facing the Buddha in the teaching hall with one of us seated just ... read more...
  • Retires English Teacher Thursday June 19th, 2014
    Karen Call
    Retires English TeacherFrom my first close meeting with Shamar Rinpoche on the stairs at KIBI, the warmth and joy of Rinpoche’s energyfield always brought smiles to my face, heart and being. His kindness and patience with both me and all others was limitless – even when displaying anger, it was with deep compassion. His guidance to me ... read more...
  • Om Ami Dewa Hrih: Thursday June 19th, 2014
    Hans Klein
    I am so happy I met Rinpoche when he visited Seattle this year. I was thrilled to be in his presence, hear him speak and to get a copy of his wonderful book “The Path to Awakening.” The mala he blessed is being used to do Amitabha practice and I greatly look forward to meeting ... read more...