His Holiness Mourns the Passing of Sree Shivakumara Swamiji

January 22, 2019

Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India – His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his condolences today to the followers of Dr Sree Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji who has passed away at the venerable age of 111.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama offering a butter lamp to Sree Shivakumara Swamiji during his visit to Tumkur University in Tumkar, Karnataka, India on November 27, 2012. Photo by Jeremy Russell
His Holiness the Dalai Lama offering a butter lamp to Sree Shivakumara Swamiji during his visit to Tumkur University in Tumkar, Karnataka, India on November 27, 2012. Photo by Jeremy Russell

“I had the privilege of meeting Swamiji at Tumkur University several years ago,” His Holiness wrote. “I admired his dedicated service for the benefit of the poor, especially the many educational institutions Swamiji set up for them.”

His Holiness noted that Swamiji’s long and meaningful life was an inspiration to others. He concluded by paying his respects once again to Swamiji and his many followers for their service to humanity.