Chokyi Wangchuk (1584-1635, the Sixth Shamar Rinpoche, was recognized at an early age by his principle guru , the Ninth Gyalwang Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje. Demonstrating swift accomplishment in his training and tremendous proficiency in debate and scholarschip, he became one of the most renowned panditas of his era. He traveled and taught extensively throughout Tibet, China, and Nepal, and performed vast activity for the benefit of beings. He is also Karma Chakme Rinpoche's guru. Just as the Golden Garland of the Kagyu succession continued with Chokyi Wangchuk himself, he in turn recognized the tenth reincarnation of the Gyalwang Karmapa, Choying Dorje.