Akong Rinpoche's Archive
Thank you very much for your contributions towards the exhibition and the ongoing Akong Tulku Rinpoche archive.
At Kagyu Samye Ling on October 8th 2014, we opened a memorial exhibition of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche's life, to mark the anniversary of his passing. It was wonderful that so many people were able to come and experience the exhibit on that day, and since then many more have spent time there. The exhibit is housed in the Rigpe Dorje Hall, opposite the visitors' reception office. The photographs encompass as much of Rinpoche's life as possible and celebrate his wonderful activi-ties throughout the world.
This is also the start of an ongoing archive of Rinpoche's work and teachings, to be entitled the Akong Archive.
We would like to encourage centres and individuals to continue to send photos, documents, letters or any other information which would help us to archive the life and activities of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche.
If you are unable to come to Samye Ling to see the exhibit we hope you enjoy the brief film which has been made.
Small files: If you have any material which would be of help and which can be emailed, then please email directly to AkongArchive@samyeling.org.
Large files: If you have anything that would be of help but too large to email, then please upload it via one of the online transfer sites (dropbox, yousendit, wetransfer, sendspace etc.), and send the link to: AkongArchive@samyeling.org.
Resolution: If you have any original images, please scan them and send at as high a resolution as possible.
Naming: Please include the date (or year) of the image, and your name within the file name, so that we have a reference.
If you are unable to scan your non-digital content and are happy to donate it please post it to:
Kagyu Samye Ling,
Dumfriesshire DG13 0QL
If you would like it to be included and returned, and we can scan it at Samye Ling, then please post it to the above address and also enclose an SAE, or let us know if you are coming to Samye Ling and can collect it.
Please help us with cataloguing by giving as much information as you can about the item you are sending:
1. When it was taken.
2. Where it was taken.
3. Something about the event or happening.
4. Your name.
Credits & Copyright
If you are sending imagery then please include the name of the photographer, and an acknowledgement that you own the imagery and are happy for the image to be used and reproduced for the exhibition and/or the archive. If you do not know who took it please send it anyway.
Please pass on this information to anyone you know who has a connection with Rinpoche and may be able to contribute to the archive. Akong Rinpoche touched so many lives and helped so many people, and it would be lovely to be able to include as much as possible of that sentiment and ex-perience within the archive, both for the purpose of preservation as well as to potentially expand the exhibition or create further exhibits in different locations and countries. In this way, more beings can benefit from Rinpoche's actions in the future.
In the different Samye Dzongs around the world would you please put this request up on your notice boards and send it out on your mailing lists. Please let individuals know about this request whoÂ you think would have something to contribute - thank you.
If you have any questions about how to send content or what may be applicable, then please email AkongArchive@samyeling.org.
Best wishes and many thanks,
Archive, Kagyu Samye Ling.Â