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Richard Gere remembers his teacher Ribur Rinpoche.

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Ribur Rinpoche (1923-2006)

A beloved Tibetan teacher in the Gelugpa tradition, Ribur Rinpoche passed away in January 2006. Born in the Kham region of Tibet in 1923, he received his geshe degree at Sera Me monastery in 1948. After suffering many years of abuse in Tibet under Chinese rule, he was exiled to India in 1985 and eventually came to teach in the United States.

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