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Today’s startling news that H.H. Gyalwa Shamarpa Rinpoche has entered parinirvana at his Dharma Centre in Germany came as a great shock, filling us with sadness. Rinpoche’s very sudden and entirely unexpected passing is a tremendous loss to Buddhism, specifically to the Kagyu Lineage, and to a great many Dharma practitioners everywhere. It is as though the blackness of night has suddenly swallowed up our world.
Our sangha pray that Gyalwa Shamarpa’s enlightened activities and vast aspirations for the benefit of all beings continue to unfold, without interruption, and quickly reach fruition.
We wish to express our deepest condolences to Jigme Rinpoche, to Gyalwa Sharmapa Rinpoche’s other family members and to his extensive sangha.
May the sun of his next incarnation dawn as soon as possible!
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, Phakchok Rinpoche and Tulku Urgyen Yangsi Rinpoche
Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche wrote:As I have heard an unfortunate news that Kunzeg Shamar Rinpoche has passed away.
As you know Shamar Rinpoche was closed to our late Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and all of us,
So we all are doing prayers and offering butter lamps in the name of Shamar Rinpoche.
May all of us wish a swift rebirth of Shamar Rinpoche.