Watch Lama Chime Rinpoche’s tribute to David Bowie

In response to the loss of David Bowie, his friend and onetime teacher Lama Chime Rinpoche has issued a video tribute.

Rod Meade Sperry12 January 2016

In response to the loss of David Bowie, his friend and onetime teacher Lama Chime Rinpoche has issued a video tribute.

“I can not express in words,” he says. “I am so sad.” Rinpoche goes on to tell of meeting Bowie in 1965 — a story Bowie told his version of in 2001 at Tibet House — and also of knowing Bowie’s producer and collaborator, Tony Visconti. Then, before issuing prayers, Rinpoche says, “I’ll meet him again in the next life.” Watch the video below.

Rod Meade Sperry

Rod Meade Sperry

Rod Meade Sperry is the editor of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide (published by Lion’s Roar), and the book A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation: Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with his partner and their tiny pup, Sid.