A memorial for E. Gene Smith, the legendary modern Tibetologist and founder of the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center, will be taking place at 2 pm this Saturday at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St., New York City; click here for the location via Google Maps.) Saturday’s memorial will include special tributes offered by long-time colleagues, family, and friends, as well as brief musical interludes offered by Jon Gibson, Philip Glass, Yungchen Lhamo, and Ning Tien. Please visit egenesmith.org or call 646-839-5915 ext. 7 for more information.
Smith dedicated his life to preserving Tibet’s literary heritage and played a key role in its survival. His life and passing was noted here earlier by His Holiness the Karmapa and also by Tim McNeill, president of Wisdom Publications and a member of the TBRC board of directors.
To read our original announcement of Gene’s passing, click here. A feature profile of Gene, by his colleague Janet Gyatso, is in the new issue of Buddhadharma. You can be one of the first to read it here: Read More