Karmapa to find Sharmapa
Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, patron of the Diamond Way Buddhism Foundation and leader of the Karma Kagyu lineage, announced on the 27th of October that he would find the next incarnation of the Shamarpa. The 14th Shamarpa, Mipham Chokyi Lodro, second highest lama of the Karma Kagyu lineage, passed away in June 2014. After the 16th Karmapa died, Shamar Rinpoche transmitted the lineage teachings to the 17th Karmapa, who will in turn pass them on to the reincarnation of his teacher. Representatives of over 700 Karma Kagyu Buddhist centers in the West had formally requested Karmapa to find Shamar Rinpoche.
Read his statement about finding Shamar Rinpoche on his website.