Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Wed 20, Feb 2019 09:01 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Tibetan culture, religion and identity revitalized in exile: Dalai Lama
TYC announces 'Chalo Delhi' to mark the 60 years of resistance
Women should take more active role in promoting human values, says Dalai Lama
ITFA leads tribute to the victims of Pulwama terror attack
UN experts ask China to explain crackdown on anti mining protesters
US Senators reintroduce bill to counter China’s political influence in US, worldwide
Satellite detects construction, expansion of more gulags in Tibet
SFT India holds concert in Indian capital on ‘Tibetan Independence day’
Pema Tseden’s ‘Jinpa’ wins Top honour at festival of Asian Cinema
CTA holds ‘thank you America’ event at the Capitol hill in DC
 Latest Photo News
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives to begin his four day teaching on the request of a Taiwanese group, Tsuglakhang courtyard, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, October . 3, 2018. OHHDL Photo/Ven. Tenzin Jamphel
Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses the gathering during the 50th year celebration of Tibet Insitute Rikon. The event was attended by around 4000 people from all parts of Europe. Around 4000 people have come to attend the function organised by Tibet Institute Rikon with support of Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtensein. Winterthur, September 22, 2018. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, Abbot of Serthar Buddhist Institute Dies
TCHRD[Thursday, January 08, 2004 07:19]
TCHRD received confirmed information that Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, the Founder Abbot of Serthar Buddhist Institute died in the evening of 6 January 2004 in a hospital in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. Khenpo was 72 years old. It is reported that he died in the military hospital “363” where he was earlier receiving medical treatment.

As per earlier information received by TCHRD, Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok was to undergo heart surgery at the same hospital at 10 AM (China time) on 29 December 2003.

It has also been reported that Chinese “work team” officials, stationed at the Institute since 2000, left the Institute in the morning of 7 January 2004.


Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok
Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok
Back ground information on Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok and Serthar Buddhist Institute

Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok was born into an illustrious religious family of nomads in the Dhok region of Kham in 1932. At the age of two, Terton Wangchuk and Tashul Lama of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism recognised him as the reincarnation of Terton Lerab Lingpa (1852-1926)-or Sogyal Rinpoche- a close spiritual and personal friend of the 13th Dalai Lama. Khenpo first studied under an uncle, a renowned scholar-lama at Nubsur Monastery, and was schooled in Dzogchen (the Great Perfection teachings). At an early age of 14, he sought monk ordination from Khenchen Sonam Rinchen, Abbot of Drakdzong Monastery. At 18, he remained at Dzatoe Changma Retreat Centre where he studied under the guidance of many renowned teachers, practised meditation and lived as a hermit for six years. He was ordained a bikshu (a fully-ordained monk) at the age of 22, and at 26 founded a retreat centre, Senggey Yangtsung, in Amdo.

Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok was a hugely popular religious figure. In 1980, he established the Serthar Buddhist Institute as a non-sectarian study centre with less than 100 students. Serthar Institute (known locally as Larung Gar) later expanded to a spiritual oasis for over 8,000 monks, nuns and lay students.

The summer and autumn of 2001 saw the dismantling of Serthar Institute. Over 8000 students were evicted forcibly from the Institute and approximately 2000 huts of monks and nuns were demolished under the supervision of teams of military and armed police personnel.

The same year Khenpo was held incommunicado in Chengdu for a year.


For more information on Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok and Serthar Buddhist Institute, visit

http://www.tchrd.org/pubs/serthar/#incommunicado

http://www.tchrd.org/news/2002/nb20020620.html

http://www.tchrd.org/press/2003/pr20030602.html

http://www.tchrd.org/news/2002/nb20020603.html

TCHRD video documentary on the Destruction of Serthar Buddhist Institute

Press Release Contact Person: Tenzin Norgay (English) /Jampa Monlam (Tibetan)
TCHRD Phone no: 91 1892 223363/225874/229225
E-mail: dsala@tchrd.org

Print Send Bookmark and Share
 Related Stories
Charismatic Tibetan Buddhist Leader Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Passes Away
China detains four Tibetans from Serthar Institute
  Readers' Comments »
"Shocking and sad news for all" (T. Tashi)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Security Stepped Up Following Abbot’s Death
Tibetans becoming a minority in Tibet: Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama for 'mature approach' to Ayodhya row
Charismatic Tibetan Buddhist Leader Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Passes Away
Dalai Lama favours a meaningful dialogue to solve Tibet problem
Candle Light Vigil in front of the Norwegian Parliament by SFT Norway
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement