The Rinpoche passed away on October 22nd 2003, at one of his favorite places, a small private cottage on a lake in Switzerland, where he has stayed and taught many times over the last 20 years.

Below are a number of photos of the lakeside cottage where he died, and of the crematorium where prayers were held on the weekend of the 25th October.

See the news page of the Dharma Centre of Canada for more detail and suggestions for meditations. See also the Dharma Centre of Japan for a great biography.

a recent photo in Japan

the cottage

Rinpoche's room

a shrine at the cottage

the crematorium

steps at dawn to the crematorium