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Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

(1954-1992)

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Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche
(1954-1992)

Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche died in a car accident in the Kalimpong District of Darjeeling, India, on April 26. He was thirty-seven years old. The accident took place near the site of Rinpoche's monastery and the residential school that he founded for young monks and orphans. The driver of the vehicle as well as Lama Kunga, the head of the school, were also killed. Tenzin Dorje, Rinpoche's closest assistant and the sole survivor of the crash, will be continuing his teacher's vow to disseminate Buddhadharma.

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