Lama Karma Chimé Shore was a founding teacher of the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre (1974) near Nelson, New Zealand and the Origins Centre (1983) here in W.A. He has studied and taught for over 40 years and received ordination in the Theravada and Vajrayana traditions of Buddhism. Chimé has studied with many eminent teachers such as HH 16th Karmapa, Ven. Kalu Rinpoche and Ven. Sayadaw U Thila Wunta. His central teacher was Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche, a very early western rinpoche and a thera (elder).
Chimé has a wealth of experience in working with a wide variety of people. He combines both the spiritual and the worldly. Chimé has been involved in community based projects in New Zealand, Australia and other countries, and has worked in the mental health system. He is also involved in expression and interpretation of sacred tradition in the teaching. He has an extended family life and dear family and friends. Originally from Canada, Chimé now resides and works mostly in Western Australia with some tours abroad.