Wisdom is sad to announce the passing of the brilliant teacher, scholar, and Wisdom author Kyabje Lati Rinpoche. Our condolences go out to the sangha and all who had a connection with this remarkable teacher.
Dharamsala, India — His Eminence Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, passed away today at 5:45am April 12th, India time, in Dharamsala, India. Lati Rinpoche was 88 years old.
<< His Eminence Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche (1922 – 2010)
The renowned Rinpoche, passed away peacefully in his residence unexpectedly with only slight stomach trouble as a symptom. He was not hospitalized.
It was reported that he had circumambulated His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s temple just prior to his passing. Rinpoche’s body is currently still warm and in a meditative state (thukdam). His body will be brought back to Mundgod for his fire puja (cremation).
Lati Rinpoche was recognized as a reincarnation of a great practitioner and became a monk at the age of 10.
He was the Abbot Emeritus of Gaden Shartse Monastery in Mundgod, South India. Belonging to a very rare class of scholar, saint and high practitioner who completed his training in an independent Tibet, Rinpoche continued to spread the Dharma by teachings at various monasteries and schools, after he followed His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama into exile in 1959.
Rinpoche’s contribution towards teaching and spreading the Dharma was widely recognized by all, and was deeply respected by many devotees all over the world.