Tag: Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

  • Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

    Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche Vin Harris talks about the life of a remarkable man     I knew Akong Rinpoche as a friend and teacher for about forty years. Between 1978 and 1988, the Samye Ling community under his leadership built the first authentic Tibetan Buddhist temple in the West; it is named after Samye…


        Hello to all the readers of Many Roads. Up here in Scotland the days are becoming colder and the nights longer.  Out come the warm clothes, hats, gloves, thermals and scarves.  That’s how it is in the autumnal, northern hemisphere.  The scattering of leaves on the pavements adds a certain melancholic poignancy to the…


      I am shocked and shattered to know that Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche has passed away at the hands of murderers in Chengdu on 8th of October along with his nephew and driver. I feel so helpless and lonely without his strong and courageous presence. I knew Akong Rinpoche since I was 9 years old.