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The Buddhist Council is saddened to inform its members and the Buddhist Community of the passing of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX.
The E-Vam Insitute and the Yeshe Nyima Centre issued the following short notice:
It is with deep regret that we inform the Karma Kagyu tradition, the Nyingma tradition and all other schools of Tibetan Buddhism as well as the wider Buddhist community that our treasured and beloved Traleg Kyabgonthat passed into parinirvana at 12.10 am on 24 July 2012, being the Fourth Day of the Sixth Month of the Tibetan calendar in the Year of the Dragon. We are deeply shocked and saddened at the loss of such an extraordinary teacher at such a young age. Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche remained lucid to the end and we were both honoured to be present with Rinpoche atthe time of his gentle and dignified passing.
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche was devoted to maintaining the essence and purity of Buddhism. Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche was not only a remarkable and outstanding scholar of the teachings of Buddhism but his ability to communicate the teachings ensured that the essence of the teachings penetrated the hearts and minds of thousands of students of the Dharma throughout the world. We deeply and earnestly pray for the quick rebirth of Traleg Rinpoche. We feel blessed beyond belief to be a part of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche's activities throughout the West.
In accordance with the Tibetan tradition evening pujas, at Yeshe Nyima Centre, 49 High, St Harris Park ( Parramatta) will commence on Wednesday 25 July from 8pm and all subsequent evenings for 49 days. A tribute ceremony will be held at Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche's Maitripa Centre, Healesville,Victoria at a date to be confirmed.
The Buddhist Council would like to pass on its condolences to Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX’s family, friends and students and prayers for a speedy and precious re-birth.