You know, I don’t know why sometimes the universe seems so unfair. All I know is, my teacher of over 30 years passed into parinirvana the evening of June 19, 2010.
H.H. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche was a Tibetan Buddhist monk and master teacher. He was of the Nyingpa lineage, but he was not only a Nyingma scholar, but also a scholar of many of the different lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.
I met him and his brother, H.H. Khempo Palden Sherab Rinpoche, shortly after they came to the U.S. from India in 1980. They were a teaching duo. Khenchen spoke little English, and even after he learned it, he preferred to speak and teach in Tibetan. (more…)