H.E. the 7th Kyabje Ling Rinpoche. (Photo/jangchuplamrim.org/)
DHARAMSHALA, November 29: A senior Tibetan religious leader, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, who met with a car accident yesterday in south India, is reportedly out of danger.
Speaking to Phayul, a Tibetan Member of Parliament, Atruk Tseten said that the young reincarnate lama is currently hospitalised but out of danger.
“Kyabje Ling Rinpoche is under medical care at a hospital in the Indian state of Goa but as of now Rinpoche is out of danger,” Tseten, who is a member of parliament from the Gelug sect said.
Kyabje Ling Rinpoche was travelling to Goa from his monastic seat of Drepung in Mundgod Tibetan Settlement in Karnataka state to receive His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The Tibetan spiritual leader is scheduled to give a fourteen-day teachings on 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Commentaries, including Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment (jangchup lamdron), Tsongkhapa’s Great, Middling, and Concise Treatises on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lamrim chenmo, lamrim dringpo and lamrim dudon), and 14 other classic Lam Rim texts at Gaden Monastery and Drepung Monastery from November 30 to December 13.
His Eminence the 7th Ling Rinpoche is the main organiser of the teachings.
When asked, Tseten expressed hope that Rinpoche will be able to join the teachings soon.
“We are hopeful that Kyabje Ling Rinpoche will join us in receiving the teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama very soon but we will have to follow the doctor’s advice.”
He added that the local Indian government officials provided “all help and cooperation” following the accident.
Born in Dharamshala in 1985, he was recognised as the reincarnation of the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche, the 97th Gaden Throne Holder and senior tutor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1987.
According to the Jangchup Lamring Teaching’s website
, H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche began his monastic studies at Drepung Monastery in south India at the age of 10 and has since been engaged in rigorous religious study and spiritual training. He is expected to soon receive his Geshe degree, equivalent to doctorate in philosophy, from Drepung Monastery within the next few years.