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Condolence message concerning the passing of Kathok Getse Rinpoche

November 22, 2018

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares this message concerning the passing of His Holiness Gyurme Tenpa’i Gyaltsen Rinpoche, also referred to as Kathok Getse Rinpoche.

The head of the Nyigma school of Tibetan Buddhism, Kathok Getse Rinpoche, was recognised by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa as the reincarnation of the third Kathok Getse, Gyurme Tenpa Namgyal (1886-1952).

 

Condolence message from Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, on the passing of Kathok Getse Rinpoche, in English

 

Here is a transcript of the message:

My heartfelt condolences to the religious dignitaries and devotees of the Nyingma School, in particular those of the Katok tradition.

I was very saddened upon being told of the sudden and unexpected passing of His Holiness Gyurme Tenpa’i Gyaltsen Rinpoche of the Katok Monastery. I hope and continuously pray to the Three Jewels and the ocean of Protectors that all his remaining plans and projects to benefit beings will be spontaneously accomplished.

I pray that his supreme reincarnation will manifest without delay and hindrances, that his reincarnation will remain among us for a long time and that his deeds to benefit beings may be present and apparent through the ten directions.

The Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje

Karmapa International Buddhist Institute, New Delhi

22nd of November 2018

 

Here is the letter in Tibetan:

Condolence message from Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, on the passing of Kathok Getse Rinpoche, in Tibetan

The Fourth Kathok Getse Rinpoche

His Holiness Gyurme Tenpa’i Gyaltsen Rinpoche