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