Who is Shamarpa?

Shamar Rinpoche (1952-2014) was the 14th Shamarpa, or Red Hat Lama of Tibet. He was born in 1952 and spent many years studying in India with Buddhist scholars. He began to travel and teach in various Buddhist centers throughout Asia and the west in 1980, and in 1996 organized the Bodhi Path Buddhist Centers.

Shamarpa is the author of several books. In his last book published in his lifetime, The Path to Awakening, Shamar Rinpoche provides an extensive commentary on Chekawa Yeshe Dorje’s Seven Points of Mind Training.