Teacher Passes Away

Teacher Passes Away

Date Posted:
May 2011

Rinpoche sent the following advice to a Dharma center after the resident teacher passed away.

Dear Institute Director, most dear Nina, kind dear members and students,
My letter is not meant to disrespect Geshe-la, who showed the path to enlightenment especially to the Italians. His qualities included being learned and goodhearted, and his life was a great example of the Vinaya. He was always very inspiring to his students and others, and his students never complained about him. He was very sincere and like a father, solving everyone’s problems. He showed incredible kindness to the center and the FPMT, as well as to Lama Yeshe and me.

Now we are looking for Geshe-la’s incarnation, and we are also trying to create the cause for that. The continuation of the Master’s Program is very important, and we have a great teacher coming to teach: Khensur Rinpoche Jampa Tegchog.

Khensur Rinpoche needs a place to stay, and I think it is good for him to be in Geshe Jampa Gyatso’s room. We cannot keep the room empty forever. Of course, once Geshe-la’s incarnation is educated then he can stay at the center, but now the room is needed for Khensur Rinpoche. Please understand this. Thank you very much. Each time a teacher passes away we cannot leave a room empty.

I think everyone will enjoy Khensur Rinpoche’s teachings. Everywhere he has taught before, the people are very happy. I wish everyone a happy, healthy and very long life.

With much love and prayers...