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Akong - A Remarkable Life

That the Parliament recognises the life work of Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, co-founder of the Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Eskdalemuir, Langholm; notes that the film, Akong - A Remarkable Life, sold out when it premiered at the monastery on 16 March 2017; further notes that the film charts Akong Rinpoche’s perilous escape from Chinese-invaded Tibet in 1959 to becoming a refugee, first in India and then in the UK; understands that it documents his teachings and charity work, which, most notably, launched a series of humanitarian projects in Tibet through his charity, ROKPA; sadly acknowledges Akong’s tragic murder in 2013 while conducting humanitarian work in China, and recognises how much there is to learn from his legacy.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Alexander Stewart, Sandra White, John Mason, Mark Ruskell


Current Status: Fallen on 20/06/2017