Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche
Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, a highly respected lama of the Kagyu lineage, is a "Maniwa", a title given to masters of the Chenrezig practice who have accomplished at least a billion Om Mani Peme Hung mantras. Rinpoche was ordained in Rumtek by the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. An exceptionally gifted student, he mastered all aspects of traditional Buddhist study: the sutras and tantras, rituals, music, the sciences, art, and composition. Among his many activities, Rinpoche is a retreat master of the three-year retreat center in Pharping, he has built and oversees a monastery of a hundred nuns west of Kathmandu, and plans to build a monks’ monastery east of the capital. Several times a year Rinpoche leads thousands of practitioners in the practices of Nyoung-ne and Chenrezig at his Nyeshang monastery in Swayambhunath, accumulating over fifteen billion Chenrezig mantras throughout the years. Rinpoche’s teaching style is deep, direct, and accessible. His teachings, peppered with practical advice, stories and warm humor, leave a lasting impression on all who are fortunate enough to hear them.