The 14th Shamarpa Mipham Chokyi Lodro


Also known as the Red Hat Lama and second in line to the Karmapa, Mipham Chokyi Lodro held the great responsibility of ensuring the continuation of the Karma Kagyu lineage alongside His Holiness the 17th Karmarpa Thaye Dorje.

Throughout his lifetime the 14th Shamarpa undertook many projects for the prosperity of Buddhism not just in India but around the world. As a teacher he established the Bodhi Path Buddhist Centres and wrote books providing instruction and guidance on meditation practice.

Mirroring the work of the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje the Sharmapa was dedicated to the preservation of the Kagyu monastic communities. As co-founder of the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute he was instrumental in its construction and development.

Through the teachings he gave the Shamarpa shared the insight and wisdom of the Buddha, and with the creation of Buddhist centres made it possible for people to meet and study these teachings. His dharma activity was many fold and demonstrated through his life-long commitment towards helping all sentient beings throughout the world find true happiness.

Further information about the 14th Sharmapa and his work can be found on his official website and the Bodhi Centre website. There is also a very interesting and informative piece detailing his life on the 17th Karmarpa Thaye Dorje’s website please find the links below.