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Re: Akong Rinpoche founder of Samye Ling in UK, killed
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2013, 04:31:23 am »
 :bigtears:

Such tragedies, the death of people happen every day. Two other people were also stabbed and the killers have been found and hopefully prayers for them and their families as well as Akong and his family will be remembered.

The good that comes from this is the best we can hope for. Increasing our efforts to avoid conflict, generate peace and remember our commitments and potential.

http://www.samyeling.org/index/simple-practices-to-help-the-dying-the-dead-the-bereaved

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Re: Akong Rinpoche founder of Samye Ling in UK, killed
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 06:00:38 am »
Very sad, indeed.

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Re: Akong Rinpoche founder of Samye Ling in UK, killed
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 11:01:39 am »
Wow Sorry to hear that happened

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Re: Akong Rinpoche founder of Samye Ling in UK, killed
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2013, 01:02:18 am »
Murdered Tibetan monk's last television interview[FULL]

A Tibetan monk who co-founded the biggest Buddhist monastery in Europe
has been murdered along with two colleagues in China.

Akong Rinpoche died alongside his nephew and a friend
during a dispute over money in the city of Chengdu,
according to the Chinese authorities.

ITV Border's Fiona Armstrong spoke to Akong Rinpoche last month at the Samye Ling Tibetan centre at Eskdalemuir in Dumfries and Galloway. It was the first Buddhist monastery to be founded in Europe.

Akong Rinpoche was interviewed for a two-part documentary for ITV Border, 'A Scottish Journey.' His personal assistant Gelong Thubten confirmed
it was his last television interview.

In it, Akong Rinpoche reflected on how attitudes had changed during his 46 years in Britain and about the ongoing need for cultures to live peacefully side by side:

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Re: Akong Rinpoche founder of Samye Ling in UK, killed
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2013, 02:34:32 am »
 :bigtears: Why ?
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Re: Akong Rinpoche founder of Samye Ling in UK, killed
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2013, 01:30:54 pm »
:bigtears: Why ?

I heard rumor that it was Tibetan bandits(criminal group) and the killing was over extortion money.

 


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