Lama of Shang
Shangpa Rinpoche is one of the great Buddhist yogis connected to Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa. His previous incarnation was born near Tashihlunpo in Tibet at the end of the nineteenth century and became a student of the 15th Gyalwa Karmapa, Kakyab Dorje (1871-1922), the head of the Kagyu lineage witin Tibetan Buddhism.
After years of meditation Shangpa Rinpoche started to travel through the Himalayas to turn his energies to reviving Buddhism in the Tibetan-Nepalese boarderlands.
Shang Rinpoche is a highly esteemed Buddhist master from Taiwan. In teaching, he not only draws on his Buddhist wisdom, but also his extensive knowledge of Taoism, eastern history and philosophy. Rinpoche’s mix of humour, kindness, and compassion has given strength and inspiration to thousands of people from all walks of life. Rinpoche is the current incarnation of Shang Rinpoche, who founded the Tsalpa Kagyu school in Tibet in the 13th Century. His root master is the current incarnation of the Great Terton Dorje Lingpa. In addition, Rinpoche has received pith instructions as well as lineages from some of the greatest masters of all four Vajrayana schools including Dilgo Kysentse, Chatral Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche and the 16th Karmapa. Rinpoche has also received the lineage of great Chan (Chinese Zen) Master Empty Cloud (虛雲老和尚) as well as teachings & lineages from Master Huisan (慧三老和尚) and Master Jiede (戒德老和尚).