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Sherab Zangpo

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Khenpo Sherab Zangpo (Tibetan: ཤེས་རབ་བཟང་པོ།), is a venerable lineage master of the Great Perfection, whose root teacher is late Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, the founder of the world's largest Buddhist institute Larung Gar Buddhist Institute of Five Sciences in China. His principal Dharma Center is located in Derge of Eastern Tibet.


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Born in 1963 to a nomadic family in Derge of Kham, Khenpo Sherab Zangpo received his Buddhist education at a very young age from several accomplished masters in the region. At age 13, he studied tantric Buddhism at Derge’s Tashi Monastery under abbot Tulku Genning’s tutelage. At 17 Khenpo received the instructions from Dzogchen master Khenpo Tsewang Jigme on the preliminary and main practices of Dzogchen.

In 1984, at 21, Khenpo Sherab Zangpo received the full as well as novice ordination. In the same year, he became a close student of Khenpo Jigme Phunstok Rinpoche at Larung. Having received his khenpo degree in 1987, he followed Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche’s advice to teach at Larung. Since 1990 he has also been presiding over certain administrative affairs of the Institute.

During the Kalachakra ceremonial gathering held at Larung in 1986, Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche prophesized that Khenpo Sherab Zangpo, together with Khenpo Rinpoche’s other three principal students, would become the lineage holders and spreaders of the Nyingma school. On a pilgrimage to Mount Wutai one year later, Khenpo Sherab Zangpo received the oral transmission of Dzogchen from Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche.

In 1995, Khenpo Sherab Zangpo set up the Tashi Triling Retreat Centre and subsequently its affiliated old people’s house and hospital near his birthplace to aid the locals as well as to support the monastic education.

Apart from his Dharma activities in the Tibetan region, Khenpo Sherab Zangpo teaches Buddhist Dharma, guides group practices and promotes animal lifesaving in both China and overseas. Subsequent to the launch of the Putizhou website, a major platform of Khenpo’s Dharma teaching to Chinese audience, Khenpo started to write in Chinese on both general and tantric Buddhist concepts, views and practices. His first book compiling some of his earlier teachings was published in 2002, followed by another three well-acclaimed books.


  • Seeing the World through Buddhism
  • Paperback: 321 pages; Publisher: CHINA CITIC PRESS (August , 2014); ISBN 9787508646978
  • How to Play Your Life
  • Paperback: 255 pages; Publisher: SINO-CULTURE PRESS (August , 2013); ISBN 9787507540512
  • The Way to Inner Tranquility
  • Paperback: 357 pages; Publisher: BEIJING WORLD PUBLISHING CORPORATION (February , 2012); ISBN 9787510044229
  • The Path
  • Paperback: 280 pages; Publisher: China Hainan Press (March , 2011); ISBN 9787544334792

    The Tashi Triling Retreat Center

    The Tashi Triling Retreat Center is located in Derge of the Tibetan Kham region. The Tibetan words Tashi Triling literally mean “the land of an auspicious throne”, as the sacred mountain of Hayagriva where the center is has the shape of a throne. The center is surrounded by stunning peaks, lush trees and clear rivers, which is ideal for Dharma study and spiritual practice.

    The center houses the Guru Renpoche Hall, the Mandala Palace of Zangdoc Palri, the Manjushri Hall, the Memorial Hall of the late Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, the Vajrasattva Palace, various prayer wheels and other sacred objects and representatives. It is one of the main dharma centers where Khenpo Sherab Zangpo teaches and has his own retreat.


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