Dharamshala: The Kashag of the Central Tibetan Administration today expressed its deep condolences at the passing away of Kathok Getse Rinpoche. Rinpoche passed away around 11:30 am on Monday, 19 November, following an accident on the same day. Rinpoche breathed his last at Katok Ritrod, Chagdud Gompa, a retreat center in Pharping, Nepal. He was 64.
“On behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration, the Kashag would like to offer its profound condolences to the devotees of Kathok Getse Rinpoche and the followers of Ngagyur Nyingma tradition,” the Kashag said.
“Rinpoche’s passing is a profound loss to Buddhism and the Ngagyur Nyingma tradition. We earnestly pray for his swift rebirth so that he can continue his noble teachings and dharma activities for the benefit of all sentient beings.”
The Kashag also mentioned the hourlong prayer service organised by the Central Tibetan Administration and the mourning observed by all staff and offices of CTA.