Akong Rinpoche

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Birthday
25, 1939
Birthplace
China
Death Date
Oct 8, 2013 (73)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
25, 1939
Birthplace
China
Death Date
Oct 8, 2013 (73)

About

Tibetan tulku who was most recognized for founding the Samye Ling Monastery in Eskdalemuir.

Before Fame

He traveled throughout the country performing religious ceremonies and providing treatment for the ill while he was still a teenager.

Trivia

He and only 12 others survived an escape to India following the 1959 Tibetan Revolution. The group was so hungry that they boiled leather shoes for soup.

Family Life

He was born in Dharak Village, Tibet.

Associated With

He and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, were both native to Tibet.