Khenpo Karthar, Abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra monastery near Woodstock, New York for more than forty years, passed on October 6.

From the KTD website:

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche was renowned and celebrated for his immeasurable devotion that knew no bounds, his unwavering steadfastness in fulfilling the commands of the Karmapa despite horrendous difficulties and obstacles, his attainment in mahamudra, his accomplishments in all monastic arts, his pure ethics and flawless morality, as a brilliant scholar, and as a skilled and inspiring teacher. Born in eastern Tibet in 1924, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche was one of the great living masters of the Karma Kagyu tradition. Rinpoche, who received most of his training and education in Tibet before the Chinese invasion, was highly accomplished in meditation, philosophy, and monastic arts. Abbot of KTD and retreat master of Karme Ling Three-Year Retreat Center, Rinpoche has innumerable devoted students whom he taught and guided with infinite generosity, compassion, and wisdom. After almost fifty years of spreading the Dharma outside Tibet, Rinpoche has a prolific body of work published in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Read More