To all my students and Bonpos,
There is very sad news. Yesterday on September 14, 2017 at 6:45 pm, His Holiness the 33rd sMenri Trizin, the spiritual leader of all Bönpos, left his cosmic body [peacefully], and attained the state of enlightenment at his own Ladarng in sMenri, the mother monastery of the Bön tradition.
Many Rinpoches, Geshes and Monks of sMenri and I were present at His Holiness’s passing, as well as lay people who came to pay their respects.
His Holiness has remained in meditation since then. The Rinpoches, Geshes and Monks of sMenri are all doing prayers and reciting mantras.The villagers of Dolanji are circumambulating the monastery as well.
My advice to all my centers is to do a “Tsewang Monlam” prayer. I am forwarding all of you that text. You should also mediate and connect to His Holiness and receive blessings from him.
The dates for the funeral ceremonies: Starting tomorrow, India time. The public audience for His Holiness cosmic body will begin.
The funeral ceremonies will be on October 2nd, 2017.
I strongly recommend that anyone who can come for either of these dates, should come. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and the last chance to receive a blessing from His Holiness’ cosmic body.
Until then, please do as many virtuous actions as you can, such as doing practice and other virtuous deeds, with dedication for the benefit of all. By doing this, you will also accumulate great merit and blessings for yourself.
Latri Khenpo Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche.