Gelek Rimpoche (1939-2017)


Gelek Rimpoche, New York City, February 1990. Photograph by Allen Ginsberg)

It is with heavy heart and sadness that we announce the death today of Gelek Rinpoche, the great Tibetan lama and Allen’s spiritual teacher.

As announced on his Facebook page – “Kyabje Gelek Rinpoche, our dear teacher and friend  passed away this morning at 6 AM. We will keep him in our thoughts today and every day. Information regarding arrangements will be posted on the Jewel Heart International Facebook Page as we receive it and we ask you to respect the privacy of his immediate family at this time”

For further notation – see here on The Lion’s Roar website and the Tricycle website

See also the Jewel Heart website

See our note here (from 2014)  on Gelek’s 75th birthday celebration

Jewel Heart has opened a page for remembrances. It can be accessed here 

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