In Loving Memory: The Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved founder and guru, the former Abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

Rinpoche was admitted to Kingston Hospital on Thursday, October 3rd. He was then transported by medical helicopter to Westchester Medical Center on Friday, October 4th in hopes of receiving better treatment for a blood vessel blockage.

Yesterday, Rinpoche was brought back to Karme Ling in Delhi. Our beloved teacher passed away in his room this morning, October 6th, 2019, at 3:35 am. For the next three days, Rinpoche will remain in meditative absorption without disturbance. It has been recommended that students at all the centers do guru yoga and meditate on mixing their minds with Rinpoche’s mind with the aspiration to always be with him life after life.

Today, Sunday October 6th, Lama Nancy Burks and visiting Sikkimese monk Khenpo Chophel led a session consisting of the 35 Buddhas Prayer, Chenrezik Puja, and White Tara Puja, in memory of Rinpoche and with the aspiration for his swift return.

Per KTD, further information will be forthcoming as to how the public can pay their respects to Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche after the next three days have passed.