The Venerable Rolpa Dorje Rinpoche, one of the abbots of Surmang Dutsi-til monastery in eastern Tibet, and his wife died in the early hours of Thursday (Aug. 20) when their home in the nearby city of Jyekundo collapsed under the weight of torrential rains. Their two young sons survived, although one was slightly injured.
Surmang Dutsi-til monastery is described in great detail in Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s autobiography, Born in Tibet. Trungpa Rinpoche was once was the supreme abbot of the monastery. Read More