Shamar Rinpoche in NY

Shamar Rinpoche on the Tenth Karmapa

Shamar Rinpoche on the Tenth Karmapa

“A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters”

Wednesday September 19, 2012 @ 7:00 PM
Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17 St., NYC 10011

A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters

The Tenth Karmapa (1604–1674) lived through dramatic changes in Tibet, including the rise to political supremacy of the Fifth Dalai Lama and the Gelug sect following a Mongol invasion. Regarded as a remarkable bodhisattva and artist, the Karmapa has largely escaped the close attention of modern scholars.

In this book launch event, Shamar Rinpoche discusses the Tenth Karmapa through his translations of the Karmapa’s autobiographical writings and an eighteenth century biography of him. As a direct lineage-descendant from the Sixth Shamarpa – the Karmapa’s guru – the Shamar Rinpoche shares his unique knowledge and experience through extensive annotations and a historical overview of Tibet from the thirteenth through seventeenth centuries.

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About the Author

Shamar Rinpoche is the Fourteenth Shamarpa, Mipham Chokyi Lodro. The Shamarpa, or “Red Hat Lama of Tibet,” is Tibetan Buddhism’s second oldest reincarnate lineage after the Karmapa’s lineage. He is in a direct line of descent from the Sixth Shamarpa who figures prominently in this book as the guru of the Tenth Karmapa.

Born in 1952 Shamar Rinpoche was recognized by the Sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa in Tibet in 1957 and, after their escape to India, was enthroned as the Fourteenth Shamarpa in 1963. Following many years of study with Buddhist scholars, he began in 1980 to spread the Buddha Dharma, teaching at Karma Kagyu centers throughout the world. In 1996 he started to organize Bodhi Path Buddhist Centers, a network of centers on five continents that practice a non-sectarian approach to Buddhism.

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