Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

The following article is from the Autumn, 1999 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.


On Friday August 27, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche passed away at Antamnies, Dordogne, where he had been staying for several months following medical treatment in France.

Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche was one of the closest disciples of Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche. He first visited France in 1980, after which he lived for some years at La Sonnerie and gave teachings in the early three retreats at Chanteloube and elsewhere.

Rinpoche was universally recognized as a very great master. In recent years, he spent the most of his time in Bhutan where he had many disciples. Offering countless teachings, Rinpoche also co- authored Natural Great Perfection with Lama Surya Das, one of his closest western disciples. He returned to France in May for medical treatment, but his illness was very serious and already far advanced. We are grateful that he remained with us as long as he did.

Condolences Should be directed to: Association Du Centre D'Etudes De Chanteloube, La Bicanderie, 24290 Saint Leon Sur Vezere, France, Tel: 05 53 50 75 24, Email: chanteloube@wanadoo.fr, Fax: 05 53 51 02 44. ä_æ

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