The entire Khyentse Foundation team is saddened by the passing of our long-time team member Manoel Reverendo Vidal Neto. Manoel was Khyentse Foundation’s Brazil representative for 9 years and was a dear friend to many. He was also a founder and advisor of Siddhartha’s Intent Brazil. He translated Rinpoche’s live teachings as well as his books into Portuguese. Manoel passed away in Sao Paolo on July 21, 2017.

In 2013 Manoel wrote about his experience in Bodhgaya. “I went Bodhgaya … to sit with my teacher under the bodhi tree. There I could sense a thread of continuity from the Buddha himself all the way to Khyentse Rinpoche. Emaho!” Read the rest of his moving statement here.

Please keep Manoel in your prayers.