Saturday, May 10, 2008

Third Anniversary of the Ven. Trogawa Rinpoche's Death

The following account is from Emchi Shakya Dorje's website:

"The great healer Ven.Dr.Trogawa Rinpoche left the world on May 11, 2005. He had not been ill apart from a hip injury. He spent the last months of his life in spiritual retreat, first at a temple in Siliguri, Bengal, and then at the monastery of Choten Gonpa in Gangtok, Sikkim. In his last days he was surrounded by close desciples and by other lamas. As is often the case with Buddhist masters, his remains did not deteriorate after his passing. He is deeply mourned by his many students and spiritual desciples, and by his many patients. All who knew him remember his deep kindness and compassion, his infinite wisdom, his deep understanding of healing. His legacy lives on in Chagpori, in the work of his students, in the healing he carried out and in the spiritual lives of all he touched."

This morning I am reminded of Dr. Trogawa who died on May 11, 2005. On that day just as I was preparing to attend my graduation for my MFA degree at New England College, I received an email from France regarding his passing. I've met many famous and important Tibetan lamas over the years but he remains so special in my heart as a manifestation of great and unbounded compassion.

1 comment:

India doctor said...

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