Eskdalemuir monastery founder Akong Rinpoche killed in China

A Tibetan monk who founded the first Buddhist monastery in the UK has been killed in south west China.
Dr Choje Akong Rinpoche set up the Samye Ling Tibetan centre in Dumfries and Galloway in 1967.

A statement from police in the Chinese city of Chengdu said Choje Akong Rinpoche, his nephew and his driver were killed in a residential area.
It said three suspects – all of whom were Tibetan – had stabbed the men to death in a dispute about money…..(…)

BBC, 10/08/2013

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