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Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

On September 17 our most precious Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche showed the manner of passing peacefully into the clear light.

Venerable Geshe-la requested that for auspiciousness at this time all Kadampa centers around the world engage in a short retreat using his special prayer, Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche from his Faithful Disciples.

You who take on the great responsibility of caring in every way for the doctrine and migrators,
Giving to everyone equally, without discrimination, the precious opportunity to accomplish one’s own purpose and the purpose of others;
O Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka, 
Please remain at my heart forever, 
So that all directions will be pervaded by your matchless, excellent deeds.

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On September 20-21, Kadampa students and teachers around the world came together at their centers to honor their Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, who passed into the clear light on September 17.

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