News of Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Posted on 8 Oct 2013
By now you may have heard the sad news from Tibet. Lama Yeshe Rinpoche has just sent out a message from Samye Ling (below) to the Samye Ling community and His Holiness the 17th Karmapa has posted a message on his website, click here for link.
Here in Samye Dzong london we will be doing prayers this evening, Tuesday 8th Oct at 8pm. Everybody is welcome to attend. We will do prayers from the Kagyu Monlam book and the Mahamudra prayer, Confession to the 35 Buddhas and Chenrezig.
Please forward this to anyone who might wish to come to the prayers tonight. It is such a great loss for so many people.
Message from Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
To all dear friends of Samye Ling and Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche,
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 killed 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