I have the sadness of telling you that a great light in samsara is extinguished. My Spiritual Master, His Holiness Menri Trizin Rinpoche, 33rd holder of the throne of the Bön lineage is awake.
If all the people of the Bön lineage or close to his tradition feel today as orphans; if this news has the effect of a sun that has fallen or a light that has faded, one must bear in mind that His Holiness is now awake, out of samsara, after a long and accomplished life in which he worked tirelessly for the dissemination of the teachings of the Bön Tibetan tradition throughout the world. With altruism and a deep sense of compassion, he lit lights all over our planet, transmitting the five wisdoms to all beings, leaving behind a precious heritage.
Menri Trizin Rinpoche entered peacefully in the spirit of reality in his practice room at the monastery of Menri, the seat of the Bön tradition, at 6:25 pm (Indian time), on September 14, 2017. He left in meditation, showing us the importance of the teachings.
We will keep you informed of the date of the blessing of receiving the precious bodily remains of His Holiness later.