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Parinirvana Service for Rigdzin Shikpo Rinpoche

Sat 17 Jun All day

Invitation to the Parinirvana Service of Rigdzin Shikpo Rinpoche

Rigdzin Shikpo Rinpoche

10th April 1935 – 28th April 2023

The Mandala Mother Sally Sheldrake and Lama Shenpen Hookham cordially invite you to the parinirvana service in honour of our precious Guru Rigdzin Shikpo Rinpoche at the Oxford Crematorium, Saturday 17th June, 2023, 11am-12pm.

The service will be conducted by his most senior students who will guide us in a puja composed especially by Rigdzin Shikpo himself. The hour will be entirely dedicated to this beautiful offering practice.

Following this ceremony, we will celebrate the life and inspiration of our beloved teacher and guru at St. Margaret’s Institute. All are welcome to partake of food and drink, and join us in sharing your stories, songs and tributes.

Funeral Service

The Oxford Crematorium,

Bayswater Road, Headington,

Oxford, OX3 9RZ

17th June, 2023, 11am-12pm


St. Margaret’s Institute,

30 Polstead Road,

Oxford, OX2 6TN

Immediately following the service.

In order to make the proper arrangements concerning seating, food and drink, we request that you RSVP as soon as you can. Reservations can be made on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/parinirvana-service-for-rigdzin-shikpo-rinpoche-tickets-645633195267.

For those who are unable to attend in person, the proceedings will be streamed online so please register to receive the link.

Since the crematorium will have floral arrangements, in lieu of bringing flowers please consider making a donation in honour of Rigdzin Shikpo Rinpoche to the Longchen Foundation Lineage Home Fund: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/4890#!/DonationDetails. Your generosity is highly appreciated.

Please note that a change of venue for the wake may be necessary, but remaining in the Oxford area. We will keep everyone who registers on Eventbrite updated with further details regarding transportation, scheduling or any changes.