Condolences from foreign countries for the late Supreme Patriarch


BANGKOK, 28 October 2013 Buddhist organizations and countries around the world have sent letters of condolence to Thailand for the loss of His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch. 

According to His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch’s Assistant Secretary Ven. Phra Dr. Anil Sakya, the office of the secretary has received letters of condolence from Buddhism organization leaders in several countries around the world including Japan, India, United Kingdom, and the Buddhism Study of Oxford University.

On October 25th, the United States Embassy in Bangkok sent a letter of condolence written by US Ambassador Kristie Kenney to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. “While offering prayers for the late Supreme Patriarch, please accept our deepest sympathy during this period of national mourning,” wrote the US Ambassador.

In addition, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet has expressed his sadness on the passing away of the Supreme Patriarch in a letter that said “I would like to convey my condolences to the Supreme Sangha Council of Thailand and his millions of followers in Thailand and around the world”.

The office of His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch Secretary is now working on an official letter informing the passing away of His Holiness to leaders of Buddhism community in foreign country.