Simone LaVoie: Jigme Lhatso

Thrangu Rinpoche was of pure body, speech, and mind.Which was displayed in all of his ceaseless compassionate dharmic conduct and activites , until the moment of his passing into ground luminosity. His multitude of compassionate, dharmic activites through out his whole life were exemplary and was refelctive of his high realization. Thrangu Rinpoche has been my guru for the last 35 years.I attended yearly group retreats, teachings and guidence and interviews on all of my practises and solo retreats. In the Vancouvr, bc area, at various locations unitil the complettion of Thrangu Monestary in Richmond , Bc which has been 10 years. Many have benefitted from these gatherings. And for the past 2 1/2 years, even in failing health, on zoom from , Namo Buddha, Rinpoche has given 2 hour oral transmissions of his teachings and commentaries and practise texts 3x a week. . for monastics, Thrangu Monestaries, translators, and lay students. All the way up to the last night before he went to the hospital. It has been an amazing blessing to have had this time with Rinpoche. Mixing ones mind with the guru.The ultimate guru yoga.Beyond dualistic conventional mind.That connection remains always. Thrangu Rinpoche was dharma brother's with Chogyam Trungpa , my root guru. They received many transmissions and empowerments together, from Jamgon Kontrul The Great ,and Gangshar Rinpoche.I became a student of Thrangu Rinpoche a few months after the passing of Chogyam Trungpa, when I moved from Halifax to Vancouver, BC. Thrangu said " whatever I teach you ,you should consider it is coming from your root guru, Chogyam Trungpa." So I have felt both teachers were co-emerged. My heart is filled with love, sadness, and gratitude. Love, Simone LaVoie: Jigme Lhatso Vancouver Island, BC Canada