Lama Karma Phuntsok obituary (amended from Gulf Islands Driftwood - Dec 2013)

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SHERPA, Karma Phinjo

January 7, 2014

SHERPA, Karma Phinjo

Karma Phinjo Sherpa
Feb. 24, 1962 – Dec. 19, 2013

Karma Phinjo Sherpa, known locally as Lama Phuntsok, was born February 24, 1962 and passed away suddenly December 19, 2013. He is survived by his father and two elder brothers. He was pre-deceased by his mother who passed away last year.

Six-Arm Mahakala KDOL Summer Retreat with Lama Tsultrim- August 1st to 4th, 2014

You are invited to attend a Weekend Retreat at Kunzang Dechen Osel Ling (KDOL) on Salt Spring Island, happening from Friday, August 1st to Monday, August 4th, 2014.

In these times, there are many beings in the world who suffer from illness, disease and natural disasters. On this summer weekend, we will be undertaking the practice of Mahakala in order to alleviate the suffering of all sentient beings.

Letter containing wonderful news relating to Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche

The following letter was sent out by Lama Michael Conklin of KCC in Portland, Ore.:

Dear Friends and Students the Dharma,

It is with great joy that I received the attached letter, sent from Ngodup Burkhar, Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche's translator and friend of KCC for many years. The letter contains wonderful and auspicious news from Rinpoche's monastery in India.

It also has the dates for next year's Mahamudra/Yidam seminar in India and for the Kagyu Monlam there, as well.

I hope you will read this very inspiring news and join me in celebration and anticipation.

KKC offers heartfelt thanks

It is one month since the passing of our beloved Lama Phuntsok.

At this juncture, Lama Tsultrim and all at Kagyu Kunkhyab Chuling (in particular all board members) would like to express their thanks once again for all the donations and assistance this past month. It is through your generosity that we were able to cover the funeral expenses that enabled us to do our best to return Lama Phuntsok's kindness during his life.

Thanks also to all those who assisted us through their donations in kind and their donations to Lama Phuntsok's family.

Operation Library Book Recovery 2014 - Help KDOL recover its Dharma library collection!

KDOL shelves still missing some titles

The library in the main dining room at KDOL retreat lands has long been a place of immense benefit to all Sangha members wishing to deepen and support their spiritual practice generally.
However, in recent times, it has become increasingly clear that some books have gone missing. For whatever reason, mostly just due to their return being long overdue, they have not made it back to their rightful place in the shelves for others to enjoy.

Fish Release Ceremony on March 26th releases over 1,000 beings

KKC's fish release ceremony on March 26th was truly a success, generating $801.45 in donations and resulting in the release of over 1,000 beings. Despite rainy weather and a bracing cold northerly wind, 31 people made it out to New Brighton Park in East Vancouver.

No fish release has ever seen total donations that cross the $800 mark.

A big thank you to everybody!

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