Saturday, January 1, 2011

On the passing of Gene Smith

I have never met E. Gene Smith, the Tibet scholar who created the largest archive of Tibetan Buddhist cannon in the world. I have long wanted to visit him to thank him for his monumental contribution to Tibetan Buddhist heritage, but tragically, he passed away last week.

Gene Smith's legacy is beautifully captured in Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche's eulogy. Click here to read.

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