Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rolpa Dorje Rinpoche Dies In Tragic Accident

Funeral procession for Rolpa Dorje Rinpoche

The Sixth Rolpa Dorje Rinpoche, 47, one of the Surmang Abbots, was killed last month, together with his wife Gerga, 29, when their home collapsed during a rainstorm. The previous Rolpa Dorje was the late Trungpa Rinpoche's first teacher. You can read the story at the popular Chronicles website.

Nobody likes to hear about things like this. The couple left two small children, one of whom was also injured in the accident. I think if we contact the Shambhala people, we could probably arrange for a scholarship fund for the children, at the very least. I am sure something like that is already being discussed, so hopefully we will be able to provide a point of contact for the effort in the future.

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