All ‘Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche’ posts

Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche is a lama of the Karma Kagyu lineage and one of our important Buddhist teachers in Diamond Way Buddhism. H.H. the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, ordained him as a monk, and H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, asked him to teach in the West. Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche has visited many Diamond Way Buddhist centres, inaugurated several meditation places, and comes regularly to our meditation courses. He gives empowerments into different buddha aspects, especially Loving Eyes (Tib. Chenresig) and detailed teachings on compassion and meditation.

London has been lucky enough to host Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche twice so far, in 2009 and 2013.

The Beaufoy – A Review of 2018

Sunday, January 20th, 2019
Lama Ole Nydahl arriving in London

Lama Ole Nydahl arriving in London

As it’s been a while since we last updated our blog, we thought you’d all be interested to hear about some of the great developments over the last year from our wonderful London Diamond Way Buddhist Centre. 2018 was a busy year for the London Centre, and despite all of the many projects and events, the doors stayed open to the public every Monday and Thursday, offering introductory talks and meditation sessions. So let’s take a look at what took place in 2018.


Compassion in Action: Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche visits London, July 2013

Saturday, August 10th, 2013
Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche giving the Loving Eyes empowerment in London, in 2013

Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche in London, July 2013

From 25-31 July 2013, the London Diamond Way Buddhist Centre was very fortunate to be able to host Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche for a program of teachings and transmissions at the Beaufoy Institute in Lambeth. Rinpoche is a highly respected lama of the Karma Kagyu lineage. He was ordained in Rumtek monastery by the 16th Karmapa, and is one of the few lamas who holds the title ‘Maniwa’, given to masters of the Loving Eyes (Skt. Avalokiteshvara; Tib. Chenrezig) practice who are able to encourage others to recite the mantra of Loving Eyes, OM MANI PEME HUNG, more than one billion times. Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche has led 30 “Mani Dhungyur” festivals in his homeland of Nepal, which are attended by thousands of students, in which a billion mani mantras are accumulated. Loving Eyes is the Bodhisattva of compassion, so the friends from London, the UK and abroad who gathered for the programme were particularly fortunate to receive teachings and transmissions related so closely to this most noble of qualities, from a master who embodies it so perfectly. London was one of the destinations on Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche’s 2013 tour of Europe.


Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche and Lama Ole Nydahl in London

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Lama Ole Nydahl & Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche in London, September 2009

In September 2009 we were very fortunate to be able to welcome two of our precious teachers to London; Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche and Lama Ole Nydahl. This was a particularly auspicious occasion, as it was the first time Rinpoche had given teachings in the UK.

Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche (born 1950), a highly respected Karma Kagyu lama, holds the title “Maniwa”, given to masters of the Loving Eyes (Tib. Chenrezig) practice who have accomplished at least a billion OM MANI PEME HUNG mantras. Rinpoche was ordained in Rumtek Monastery by the 16th Karmapa. The official programme took place over the weekend of 18-20 September 2009, a course entitled “Meditation in Diamond Way Buddhism”.