Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

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Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

Postby Palzang Jangchub » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:41 am

Some recent photos from the tribute page for Akong Rinpoche on Facebook:


The first is presumably the kudung shrine, with Rinpoche's remains behind the curtain.

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The next few seem to be a public puja that was held in Rinpoche's honor, or perhaps a public viewing.

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I find it a bit interesting to note that whenever Akong Rinpoche's name is written in Tibetan, it is spelled A dkon. Wonder where the 'g' came from... Maybe similar to the "gompa" pronunciation of dgon pa?
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Postby Palzang Jangchub » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:47 am

A couple more of the shrine room at Kagyu Samye Ling. Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche (Akong Tulku's brother) can be seen in the second photo.

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Postby Palzang Jangchub » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:55 am

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"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme


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Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

Postby KonchokZoepa » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:55 am

:thanks: :namaste:
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

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Postby Knotty Veneer » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:58 am

“Trump’s grand and vulgar self-absorption is inviting all of us to examine our own selfishness. His ignorance calls us to attend to our own blind spots. The fears that he stokes and the isolation he promotes goad us to be braver, more generous.” - James S. Gordon.

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Postby Palzang Jangchub » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:16 am

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"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme


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Postby Knotty Veneer » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:26 am

“Trump’s grand and vulgar self-absorption is inviting all of us to examine our own selfishness. His ignorance calls us to attend to our own blind spots. The fears that he stokes and the isolation he promotes goad us to be braver, more generous.” - James S. Gordon.

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Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

Postby conebeckham » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:28 pm

Not being able to peer behind the curtain, I can't tell you what puja that mandala relates to...and I tried blowing up a pic of the pecha on the practitioners table, but I can't read it well enough to tell you what it is. So much for my amateur Dharma sleuthing.....I'm guessing it may be Khorwa Dongdruk


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Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

Postby Stewart » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:56 am

The photos are a bit mixed actually... The first one is at Samye Ling... Behind the curtain is a Bernagchen statue...the others after are somewhere in Tibet, Dolma Lhakang perhaps.

At this point there is a week of Dorje Phagmo... Then Chakrasamvara...then Gyalwa Gyamtso...then Mila Ladrup until the 7 weeks are done.

The Lama next to Lama Yeshe R is called Tulku Orgyan Nyima from Palyul...he is married to Akong R and Lama Yeshe R's niece, and lives most of the time at Samye. Ling.
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Postby Palzang Jangchub » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:19 am

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"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme


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Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

Postby JKhedrup » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:09 pm

Message from the office of Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche regarding the death of Akong Rinpoche:

Ven. Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche sends his condolences to Akong Rinpoche’s family, his students and all at Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Scotland.

Akong Rinpoche and Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche have been close friends since they were children in the monastery at Drolma Lhakang in Tibet. Rinpoche is deeply saddened by not only the sudden loss of his close friend but also by the loss of a man who gave and achieved so much through his humanitarian work.

Akong Rinpoche invited Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche to join him at Samye Ling when Rinpoche was requested by H.H Dalai Lama to go to the West from India. Rinpoche lived at Samye Ling closely with Akong Rinpoche from 1987-89 before he moved to Ireland. The previous Akong Rinpoche and Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche were close relatives.

Prayers are being led by Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche since Akong Rinpoche’s death (8th October 2013) at Jampa Ling Buddhist Centre, Cavan, Ireland that Akong Rinpoche’s aspirations will be carried out. Prayers are also being said in Belfast and by Rinpoche’s individual students throughout Ireland for the traditional period of forty nine days.

For those that would like to attend, prayers are being held in the Shrine Room at Jampa Ling, Cavan at 7 pm daily.
http://www.jampaling.org/message-office ... -rinpoche/

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Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

Postby Stewart » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:58 pm

Hi JK,

I seen this message, it is very touching and personal. Have you met Panchen Otrul Rinpoche? I have, twice, first time in 1999 at the Dalai Lama's teachings in London...I was there with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche and Akong Rinpoche, he was so nice, very gentle.

Then I met him in Glasgow about 5 years later...and he came over to me because remembered me! It was so sweet...I know Akong Rinpoche also held him in high regard.
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Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

Postby Paul » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:24 pm

Look at the unfathomable spinelessness of man: all the means he's been given to stay alert he uses, in the end, to ornament his sleep. – Rene Daumal
the modern mind has become so limited and single-visioned that it has lost touch with normal perception - John Michell

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Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

Postby Knotty Veneer » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:26 pm

“Trump’s grand and vulgar self-absorption is inviting all of us to examine our own selfishness. His ignorance calls us to attend to our own blind spots. The fears that he stokes and the isolation he promotes goad us to be braver, more generous.” - James S. Gordon.

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Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

Postby Knotty Veneer » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:37 pm

“Trump’s grand and vulgar self-absorption is inviting all of us to examine our own selfishness. His ignorance calls us to attend to our own blind spots. The fears that he stokes and the isolation he promotes goad us to be braver, more generous.” - James S. Gordon.

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Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

Postby practitioner » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:56 pm

Awesome poem Knotty!
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Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

Postby Adi » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:10 pm

My thanks to everyone who has posted articles, prayers and stories of the late Akong Rinpoche. Also my sincere condolences to his students and all those connected with him. I was only a little familiar with him before the recent events and am very saddened that such an apparently amazing teacher and practitioner is no longer with us in that way.

Impermanence! Sometimes it just gives you a swift, hard kick in the a**.

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Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

Postby Simon E. » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:12 pm

" My heart's in the Highlands
my heart is not here.
My heart's in the Highlands
chasing the deer."

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Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

Postby Palzang Jangchub » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:38 am

A sea of tsa-tsas being made for Rinpoche in Tibet:

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Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

Postby JKhedrup » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:07 am

HI there,
Never had the pleasure of meeting Ontrul Rinpoche but he is the teacher of a friend of mine.


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