H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche teaches Tibetan Buddhist meditation and philosophy worldwide. He was born as prince of the Sikkimese Royal Court and was recognized by H.H. 16th Gyalwa Karmapa as the 12th incarnation of the Gharwang Tulkus. H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche is the supreme lineage holder of the Whispered Lineage of the Zurmang Kagyu tradition. He continues the activity of the unbroken line of the Gharwang Tulkus tracing back to the 14th century. Rinpoche received many empowerments and transmissions from the 16th Karmapa. He also received teachings from the late Kalu Rinpoche, late Tulku Urgen Rinpoche, late Khenpo Pema Pedtse, late Jamgön Kongtrül Rinpoche, ShaMarpa, Tai Situpa, Gyaltsapa, and H.H. Sakya Trizin. Rinpoche studied under the guidance of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso, and Khenchen Chodak Tenphel. He was a top scholar at the Nalanda Buddhist Institute between 1982 and 1991.
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