Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche - 9/10/2013
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

We are very sorry to hear about the death of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche under such tragic circumstances. Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche was co-founder of Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland and brother to Venerable Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling. His work has been profoundly influential in establishing Tibetan Buddhism’s place in Western society and culture. In 2011 Akong Tulku Rinpoche was chosen as a recipient of the “60 years, 6 people” accolade, in which the British Home Secretary awards former refugees who have made an inspiring and meaningful contribution to Britain.

This is a message from his brother Lama Yeshe Rinpoche (Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery)

I am very, very sorry to inform you all that tragically, my brother Choje Akong Rinpoche, my nephew and one monk who was travelling with then, were all assassinated in Chengdu today. Rinpoche’s body has been taken to hospital where a post mortem will be carried out. That is all the news I have so far. If I receive further news I will let you know. 

My nephew Kating Lama has been able to inform His Holiness Karmapa’s sister who has informed H H Karmapa, H H Dalai Lama and Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa and they are all saying prayers. 

We will have to do a lot of special prayers and make a lot of appropriate offerings on Rinpoche’s behalf and any contributions you wish to make in his name will be much appreciated.

I request you all to do whatever prayers you can.
With best wishes,
Lama Yeshe Rinpoche

 

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