Prayers for Lho Ontul Rinpoche's Swift Rebirth

November 20th, 2022

Announcement of H.E. Ontul Rinpoche’s Passing:

‘This morning a great, wondrous being, our beloved Lama Lho Ontul Rinpoche passed away into the clear light of mind for all.


Lho Ratna Rinpoche has let us know that Rinpoche is presently in Thukdam, abiding in a deep meditative quality with auspicious signs. All his family is with him. Our deep condolences.


For those with a connection to Ontul Rinpoche, now is an important time to meditate and allow our minds to merge with our Lama’s mind. Let’s all take time to meditate together in his energy of luminous awakeness.


This most amazing being has brought so many gifts, both temporal and absolute, such great love to so many of us. No words can express my deep sorrow for his passing on and simultaneously great joy as we experience this extraordinary release into the light of awakeness. He will always be in our hearts, leading us on to liberation.


I am sure that soon Ratna Rinpoche and Lho Bongtrul Rinpoche at Lho Lungkar Monastery will make an official announcement and that all matters will be auspiciously and beatifically directed by these wise teachers.

With deep love and an ocean of gratitude for Rinpoche’s love for us all,

On behalf of the community of NYBCC and his students in Canada and internationally.’


Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen

(Lama Mark Webber)

‘Let’s all pray and meditate to support these aspirations and prayers so beautifully written by H. H. Chetsang Rinpoche and fulfilling Lho Ratna Rinpoche’s request. And so, too, may our collective community of prayers lead to the swift rebirth of Lama Ontul Rinpoche without obstacles. May the emergence of this extraordinary emanation of Buddha activities shine into all beings’ hearts.’ 


Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen.