It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing to share with you all some extremely sad news. This morning my dear Dharma student, Greg Whiteside, passed away here in Kathmandu following a short period of serious illness. Over the last several decades, Greg worked tirelessly in dedicated service to our Sangha. He was the Principal of Rangjung Yeshe Institute for almost twenty years, the chairman of the International Sangha Secretariat, and a board member of a great many organizations and centers within our mandala.
Here at the monastery, ever since he and his family first came to Bouddha, he has been of huge help to the monastic community in numerous ways. I myself, the monks and nuns here in Nepal, and our international community are extremely grateful to Greg for his skillful and loving service to the Buddha Dharma. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with Greg, his wife Anne, and their two children, Alex and Johanna.
— Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche