We are sad to report the sad news that the XIth Mindrolling Trichen, His Holiness Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Jurme Kunzang Wangyal Rinpoche passed away at 19:00 on the 9th February 2008 at the age of 78.
A statement from his disciples says:
"His Holiness XIth Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche, the crown ornament of the Nyingma School, Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Jurme Kunzang Wangyal, remained in order to benefit beings for 78 years. On the losar morning of the Earth Mouse Year, Kyabje Rinpoche bestowed his blessings upon the entire sangha of monks and nuns of Mindrolling and all the fortunate devoted ones who came for audience that morning.
|HH Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche |
At 7:00 in the evening of the 3rd day of the 1st month of Miracles, without even the slightest discomfort, with a face even more radiant than before, and with a smiling countenance, Kyabje Rinpoche gazed lovingly at all those surrounding him. Then, with the aspect of resting, Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Jurme Kunzang Wangyal displayed the final activity of transferring his enlightened intention to another realm, in order to turn the minds of those to be tamed towards the dharma.
With hearts united in devotion, the entire sangha of Mindrolling is performing all the ceremonies for Kyabje Rinpoche's parinirvana."
The full statement can be found at http://www.mindrolling.org/HisHolinessAnnouncement.cfm