Shamar Rinpoche

Founder of Sharminub Foundation

A Visionary Master of the Karma Kagyu Lineage

In the Bhadrakalpa Sutra, the historical Buddha, Buddha Shakyamuni, prophesized, “In the future, a great bodhisattva with a ruby-red crown shall come to the suffering multitude, leading them out of their cyclic bewilderment and misery.” Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche is that great bodhisattva, a manifestation of Buddha Amitabha, the Buddha of Boundless Light. The Kunzig Shamarpas appear in our world, undertaking vast activities during each lifetime and embodying limitless compassion to alleviate suffering for all sentient beings.

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Help Us Build Shamar Rinpoche’s Vision

Throughout his lifetime, Shamar Rinpoche worked compassionately and tirelessly for the preservation of the Karma Kagyu lineage and the betterment of all sentient beings. At the time of his parinirvana, Rinpoche’s most important project was the completion of Sharminub Institute.

Funds are critically needed to finish construction and open the college to students. Help us repay Rinpoche’s kindness by completing the Sharminub project for the 15th Shamar Rinpoche, when he returns to guide us again.

Use your Visa, debit card or PayPal account to make a donation today through Shamar Rinpoche's Wisdom Foundation. Or you may make a donation to Sharminub through the Bodhi Path Europe Central Fund. For all online contributions, please specify that your donation is for "Sharminub Institute”.

To make a donation directly to Sharminub Foundation (via bank wire), please contact us using the Write Us Form below.

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Sharminub Institute is located in Raniban outside Ring Road, northwest of Swayambhu. There are several Ranibans in the Kathmandu Valley.
Ask your driver to take you to “Raniban Gumba at Balaju Raniban, inside Dhungedhara”.

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Sharminub Foundation - Administrative Office
Durbar Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal


  • +977-1-4227229
  • +977-1-4231932

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