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“It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Tulku Sampten Ngedon, known to many as Tulku Oga, the youngest brother of His Eminence Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche. He passed away peacefully under the spiritual guidance of His Eminence after a short illness in Katmandu on Thursday, September 14th. Tulku Oga was born in 1947 in Kham Tibet. His parents were the accomplished master Drubwang Tsewang Chokdrup Rinpoche, the 3rd Ripa lineage holder and Mayum Paldon Tsomo, the granddaughter of Drubwang Shakya Sri, one of Tibet’s greatest yogis. In 1959, along with His Eminence and other members of the Ripa family, he fled Tibet over the mountains to India. In exile, they lived in the Tibetan settlement of Orissa, India, which became home to Ripa Ladrang and the Ripa community before eventually moving to Kathmandu, Nepal where he resided.

Tulku Oga was known by all for his kindness and his tireless support of the activities of the Ripa Lineage.

He was cremated in Pharping, Nepal on Dakini day, September 15th amid many auspicious signs at the Rigon Tashi Choeling Monastery in a traditional ceremony accorded to Tulku and presided over by Dungsey Lhunpo Rinpoche and the monks from the monastery.”

With Love and Gratitude,
The Ripa Ladrang Family

Due to the above circumstances, we are very sorry to inform you that Dungsey Lhuntrul Rinpoche has cancelled his teachings in New York (Sept. 21 – 24) and Los Angeles (Sept. 28 – Oct. 1). We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, especially those of you who have already registered and purchased tickets. You will receive a full credit refund. Thank you for your understanding.