|Shamarpas on this Thangka|
|16 Khachoe Wangpo||32 Choeki Wangchuk|
|38 Jampal Zangpo||41 Chokey Jungney|
|42 Yeshi Ningpo||55 Pema Nyinje|
|59 Pema Wangchuk|
The Shamarpa is a lineage holder of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism and is regarded to be the mind manifestation of Amit?bha. He is traditionally associated with Yangpachen Monastery near Lhasa.
The first Shamarpa, Drakpa Sengge [1283 - 1349] received the title "Shamarpa", and a red crown, an exact replica of Karmapas black crown from Rangjung Dorje, 3rd Karmapa, establishing the second line of reincarnate lamas in Tibetan Buddhism. The Shamarpa is often referred to as the "Red Hat Karmapa", especially in early Kagyu texts.