To family and friends of Gene Smith,
Words cannot express the great service Gene Smith gave throughout his life to the preservation of Buddhist Dharma. His every effort for decades was to save precious Tibetan manuscripts from being lost. Not only that, he made certain that these texts were made available to the lamas for the continuation of Buddhist Traditions. He made them available to the world’s greatest Buddhist scholars. The gratitude that lamas and Buddhist practitioners have for Gene’s many acts of-generosity is tremendous. ‘
His hard work during the past decade or so to make Dharma texts available on the internet as well has made it possible for monks and other Dharma Students to be able to study once hard to get texts wherever they could have an internet connection. He led a life of simplicity with complete commitment of benefiting others, not just for today, but for the future.
It is with deep sorrow that we learned of his passing. Myself and all of the lamas, monks and nuns are saying special prayers for his continued well being and life in the dharma,
The Twelfth Kenting Tai Situpa
The Supreme Head of the Palpung Monastic Seat of Vajrayana Buddhism