We are deeply saddened by the news of Sogyal Rinpoche's passing.
Sogyal Rinpoche played a very important role for Buddha dharma in general, and specially for the Nyingma school by spreading the teachings of Padmasambhava. We feel sorry for this great loss.
As we always talk about impermanence, we should take the passing away of a spiritual master as a teaching for showing us how everything is impermanent.
I request all his students to gather together, practice and to continue to be strong and support his dharma activities.
The Shechen Monasteries in Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet will offer lamps and prayers for Sogyal Rinpoche.