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Shri Sridhar Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana

BORN : 25 JUL 1949, Kathmandu,Nepal

FATHER : Shri Nara Narayan Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana
MOTHER : Rani Shanti Kumari

He was educated at St. Xavier's High School, Kathmandu; he has been conferred the title of 'Acharya' by the H.E. Venerable Karma Thinley Rinpoche in 1994 and has been authorized to teach all aspects of the Buddha Dharma as a 'lineage master' by H. E. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (the Root Guru of the sixteenth Karmapa), H.H. Sakya Trichen Rinpoche (the Supreme Patriarch of the entire Sakya School of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism), H.E. Chobgay Trichen Rinpoche (Head of the Tsarpa branch of the Saky a school), and the late Khentin Rinpoche of Dolpo; he began what is called a "life-retreat" or Tse tsam in Tibet in 1996 under the aegis of H.E. Chobgay Trichen Rimpoche and ten years into the retreat in 2006, he was awarded the title of Mahayog i Sridhar Rana Rimpoche (Naljyor Chenpo Sridhar Rana Rimpoche) by H.E. Chobgay Trichen Rimpoche for his deep realisations and later the title of Guru Ratnashri Dharma Vajra (Mahayogi Sridhar Rana Rimpoche), he is student of both Theravada and Ze n Buddhism as well as Vajrayana Buddhism; he heads the Byoma Kusuma Buddha Dharma Sangha which is a world wide organization with it's headquarters in Kathmandu.


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