On June 11, 2014 the 14th Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche died suddenly in Germany at the age of 62.
He had just completed several days of teachings at his main European seat in Renchen-Ulm, Germany.
Two days after his passing and on the auspicious holy full moon day of Saga Dawa, Shamar Rinpoche left the special meditation state after death showing all the signs of Buddhahood.
Shamar Rinpoche’s unexpected death leaves thousands of his disciples in Asia and the Western world greatly saddened.He touched the lives of countless numbers of people. His accomplishments as a spiritual leader will benefit sentient beings for years to come.
In the Center of Montchardon in France on Saturday 14th, Lama Teunsang led the Amithaba Tsok Puja for Shamar Rinpoche.
In the final teaching Shamar Rinpoche gave before his passing, he said: "You don't have to be afraid of death if you know how to practice in death."
May we all join our aspirations and prayers for his swift rebirth.