Akhyuk Rinpoche, one of the senior-most teachers of the Nyingma school residing in Tibet, has just passed away.
A student of Tromge Arik,  serving him for thirty-three years, he endured great hardship to be with his teacher during the Cultural Revolution.    Later, he taught widely and together with the late Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok (1933-2004), Akhyuk Rinpoche revitalized the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism in Eastern Tibet, eventually drawing tens of thousands of students from across Tibet and China to his Buddhist encampment of Yachen Gar, which is just around the corner from  Tromge Gonpa.