The Shamarpa is a highly esteemed lineage holder of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, and is believed to be the physical embodiment of Amitābha.
He is traditionally linked to Yangpachen Monastery in Lhasa, and is the second oldest tulku (reincarnated lama) in existence.
Shamarpa who is also known as the red hat lama of the Kamtsangpa school, with Vajravarahi above the black cloak Mahakala. Depicting Lama Teacher - Shamarpa
The life of Shamarpa
In this portion, we are going to learn about the life of Shamarpa. Now, we are going to learn about the short etymological description of the word Shamarpa itself.
Etymology of Shamarpa
Shamarpa is known as zhwa dmar pa in Tibet. Shamarpa is also known as Shamar Rinpoche, .
Shamarpa Rinpoche was the emanation of Amitabha, the Buddha of Limitless Light: a living example of the appearance of Amitabha in our world in the form of a Mahabodhisattva.
The Tibetan title of Shamar means “the lama of the ruby-red crown”, named after the replica of the Karmapa’s own crown which he bestowed on the Shamarpa. The successive incarnations of the Shamarpas are also known as the “Red Hat Karmapa”.
Birth and Early life
The 14th Shamarpa was born .
Shar Minub is located in the Kathmandu, in a valley at the base of Nagarjuna mountain. The monastery is founded by the late 14th Shamar Rinpoche. He made great efforts to establish a monastery at Shar Minub, in Kathmandu, for the benefit of Buddhist students in Nepal. The Sharminub Institute is located below the holy Nagarjuna mountain with a beautiful view over the Kathmandu valley.
Meaning of Shar Minub
"Shar" means "to rise", "Nub" means "to set", and .