An interesting bit from the above:
As Conventional as Unconventional
In many ways, Rinpoche could be quite conventional, and yet in others, he was quite the opposite. One instance of the manner in which Rinpoche could be unconventional, and which most people would not have been aware, prior to his passing away and which caused many some surprise, emerged only when the family compound in Parping was opened to the public. On the walls of the Lhakhang, which had been built inside the compound, were painted the Hindu deities of Shiva with his consort Parvati. On the left side of the shrine; Krishna with his consort Radha and their entourages along with various other representations of this kind.
Directly in front of the temple entrance, housed in its own separate building, is a Shiva lingam of generous size. To some traditional Buddhists, this would seem like a grave eccentricity in the lama and something quite inexplicable. However, Rinpoche had gone beyond the narrowness of needing to confine himself solely to the accepted and traditional Tibetan pantheon. He saw no conflict of interests. What these images represent is an expression of energy in its many and varied forms and this energy is universal. On more than one occasion I was with him when we visited a Hindu shrine. One which he dropped into regularly was the shrine on Tiger Hill near Darjeeling and there were others in various locations.