The international community studying with Shang Longrik Gyatso Rinpoche includes students from dozens of countries. The Taiwanese community makes up the majority of students, some of whom have studied with Rinpoche for over 20 years.
Regarding the international students, in addition to the sizable Hong Kong community who regularly visit Taiwan to study with Rinpoche, there is also a large number of international students who have settled in Taipei so as to be able to attend classes, engage in practice and directly take part in Rinpoche's dharma activities.
Rinpoche’s students are a diverse group of individuals unified by their mutual appreciation of Rinpoche's careful and astute guidance in both their individual practices and larger community based projects.
Through listening to, contemplating and practicing Rinpoche's teachings his students have all been able to gain a deeper understanding of mind and grow in confidence and happiness. Rinpoche's wisdom and compassion have enabled thousands around the world to experience in very tangible ways the mind-calming techniques of Buddhism.
Rinpoche's lectures are delivered with such relevance that it is not uncommon for attendees from all backgrounds and faiths to feel as though they were being directly addressed. His students have reaped innumerable benefits from their studies.