Shang Longrik Gyatso Rinpoche

Shang Rinpoche

Rinpoche’s spiritual pursuit began at a very young age and has spanned many years, in which he received lineages of all four major Vajrayana Buddhist schools—Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug—from numerous lineage holders and great yogis of our time in India, Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. Rinpoche has acquired all the necessary empowerments, transmissions, and teachings to become a fully qualified Vajrayana master. Furthermore, Rinpoche is a recognized tulku (reincarnate lama), authenticated by eminent lineage holders and distinguished masters of our time.

As the holder of several venerable and precious lineages, Rinpoche has devoted his life to spreading Dharma in order to benefit sentient beings. For over three decades, Rinpoche has been tirelessly and unceasingly guiding students at all levels of experience, all over the world, as well as translating many volumes of Dharma texts. Rinpoche is the direct heir to the lineage of Shang Rinpoche (one of the “Three Jewels of Tibet”) and has received the complete empowerments, transmissions, teachings and lineage from his root master, the reincarnation of the great terton Tachin Dorje Lingpa.

Rinpoche makes great efforts to provide teachings to students from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Rinpoche draws on wisdom from all schools of Buddhism, as well as an incredible knowledge of Chinese philosophy, such as Daoism and Confucianism, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Rinpoche is a highly engaging speaker who uses accessible and diverse methods to teach. Rinpoche’s down-to-earth wisdom and adaptability enables him to connect with and offer genuine help to people at all levels of spiritual attainment.