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June 11 2014

Dear Jigme Rinpoche, Chimey-la and all other family members of Shamar Rinpoche,

I am very shocked to hear about the sudden passing of Shamar Rinpoche. I am so sorry to hear this news.

Shamar Rinpoche and all my family are very close. He was especially close to my father Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Also my grandfather Lama Tashi Dorje feels very close to Shamar Rinpoche and I do as well.

From myself, Pundarika Foundation International and from the Tsoknyi lineage nuns, we send our deepest condolences.

We will all pray for his return.

My deep and respectful wishes,

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Shamarpa in Stockholm

Shamar Rinpoche visited Stockholm and Karme Tenpe Gyaltsen for the first time in October 2012 and I was the lucky one to be the photographer. Rinpoche gave us Amitabha iniation and bodhisattva vows… our center was packed and it was a beautiful time. The picture you see is a relaxed moment after the initiation when Lama Chöphel of Yangpachen Europe (Hungary), Shamar Rinpoche and our Lama Tsultim Rinpoche had a good laugh. It is not the best of my pictures – pls see www.ktg.nu for that – but it is a dear picture – so capturing the spirit of the day. Bless you Rinpoche!

72076 Tübingen

I was in Renchen-Ulm for a course with Shamar Rinpoche, the second last.
After I waked up and walk on the terasse, I suddenly look up to the window in second floor.
Rinpoche was standing there an simply smile.
I feel he is the great incarnation of Buddha Amitabha.
The smile was like the description in the meditaion text: he shines like a sun as if there are thousands of suns.

I am a simple person with family. May I have time to improve and continue my practices for the help of other people. In memorie to the great lama shamar rinpoche