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FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited H.E. Ling Rinpoche, who is recovering well from an automobile collision. Ling Rinpoche is the main organizer of the Jangchup Lamrim teachings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama that are concluding in Mundgod, Karnataka, South India. Ling Rinpoche and two other monks were injured and another was killed in the accident, which happened on November 29. They were driving to meet His Holiness in Goa, India.
“They were hit head on by a truck at high speed. The front of the car was demolished,” TibetSun.com reports, adding that Ling Rinpoche was in the front passenger seat and the seat belt he was wearing “protected Rinpoche from being killed like the driver.”
Ven. Roger Kunsang, CEO of FPMT and assistant to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, writes, “We visited Ling Rinpoche; he was well. There was Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Dagri Rinpoche, Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche and Khadro-la [Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma]. It was a short visit, but very nice. Ling Rinpoche will leave the hospital soon and stay at a private home in Goa for some time recovering.”
FPMT’s Preserving the Lineage Fund helped sponsor the Jangchup Lamrin teaching event. Video recordings of the first five days of teachings are available for streaming and download. More recordings are being added. The teachings will continue in 2013 at Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, South India. For more, visit the Jangchup Lamrim teachings website.