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Akong Rinpoche's cremation will take place in Dolma Lhakang at 5am local time – approximately 10.30pm UK time. In Samye Ling we’ll chant Jamgon Kongtrul’s ‘Calling the Distant Guru From Afar’ at 10pm in the Temple.
Those of you who can’t be here and people in Samye Dzongs may also like to do this prayer or whatever prayer you prefer.
honestdboy wrote:I was wondering if H.H. Karmapa Thaye Dorje would write a condolence letter for Akong Rinpoche. I'm happy that he wrote one. http://www.karmapa.org/
Karma Jinpa wrote:
That said, the way the letter is phrased, TTD seems to be under the impression that both Akong Rinpoche & Chagme Rinpoche were killed in Chengdu along with another monk. Perhaps this is simply a bad translation. Not sure how much English he's had training in, or if maybe someone simply misrepresented the facts to him. And of course, if it is a translation, there is no original in Tibetan to compare to...
Stewart wrote:The Karmapa has now composed a swift rebirth prayer for Akong Rinpoche, you'll find Tibeten, English and phonetics on Facebook.
Knotty Veneer wrote:Also it appears the use of word "assassination" in the original message was a simple slip of the tongue - there is no one at Samye Ling who believes this is anything other than an attempted robbery badly gone wrong.October 14, 2013
Unfortunately I used the word "assassination" in respect of the killing of my brother Akong Rinpoche. English is not my first language and I did not appreciate that the word means killing with a religious or political motive. I never intended to imply that there was such a motive and I regret the misunderstanding that has been caused.
Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Abbot of Samye Ling Monastery, Scotland.
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