Shang Gandenla
Date of birth: 10-03-1937
Date of death: 06-01-2009

This is a page for family and friends to celebrate the life of Shang Gandenla. Please feel free to share your memories, photos, videos and ...

This is a page for family and friends to celebrate the life of Shang Gandenla. Please feel free to share your memories, photos, videos and prayers.

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  • 1 year, 9 months
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    I was just re- reading the memoriums on this site and you can almost imagine him reading it and laughing at our sentiments... thats how he was though in life.. never made a big deal about anything but i am sure deep down he appreciates our thoughts and delights in how we were touched by his being. 4 years, 5..6..20...no matter how long , it doesnt seem to matter.. he still touches us.

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  • 1 year, 9 months
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    Today will be the 4th year since we lost our Shang Gandenla; We remember and miss him always. All our prayers and Manis and Kyamdoes will forever be sent to his new soul; Wherever Shangla is now, we all know that he'll be making a lot of other people happier just by his very good heart. I think he was a real "jhamchu simpa" type of man. We were lucky to have had him in our family.

    Om Mani Padme Hun for all of our lost loved ones in our family.

  • 2 years, 9 months
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    AS THIS DAY COMES TO AN END FOR THE THIRD TIME, SHANGLAS SPIRIT STILL SHINES BRIGHTLY IN OUR HEARTS. TIME BUFFERS THE IMMEDIACY
    OF THE HURT WE FEEL BUT TIME NEVER DIMINISHES OUR LOVE FOR HIM. OM MANI PADME HUM FOR HIS CONSCIOUSNESS AND FOR ALL OUR LOVED ONES WE HAVE LOST.

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  • 2 years, 9 months
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    In loving memory of Shang Gandenla who we lost 3 yrs ago today;
    We all miss him immensely.

    "Om Mani Padme Hun" for Shangla's soul and also for all of our other loved family members who have passed on.

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  • 3 years
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    Om Mani Padme Hun

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  • 3 years, 9 months
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    we have lost so many loved ones in our lives in the last 2 years, shang gandenla, somo pema la, somo tse dolkarla, kungoe lhalungpa and most recently momo kaka. Each of them touched our lives and live on in our memories and dance in our consciousness. we will never forget them.

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  • 3 years, 9 months
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    2 yrs ago today, we lost Shang Gandenla and to this day I sometimes still can't
    believe it. We all miss Shangla immensely and we continue to say prayers for his
    new soul and we will always remember all the good and fun times we had with him.
    Besides all of his relatives, I know that Shangla is missed by everyone whose lives he had a part in ,,because no one was immune to his goodness and to his big personality. He left a big mark on all of us for sure.

    Our Countless "Om Mani Padme huns" for Shangla and for SomoTseDolkarla and Somo Pemala as well as for all other loved family members we have lost.

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  • 3 years, 10 months
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    HAVEN'T BEEN TO SITE FOR SO LONG COS DAILY LIVING TAKES UP "TIME" and time does ease the immediacy of our loss but shangla is still part of our consciosness. Strange as it seems, theres a timelessness about him, it still feels like he's with us and ofcourse he is i guess.

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    3 years, 10 months

    Lungre:

    Yeah...in the back of my mind, something always reminds me of Shangla and I have to sometimes remember that he passed away...so he really is always "with" us. like the tribute song says: main jahaan rahoon wherever I am main kahin bhi hoon wherever I may be teri yaad saath hai your memories are with me

  • 4 years, 6 months
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    I can't believe that today is exactly one year since we lost Somo TseDolkarla and tomorrow (Apr 6th) will be 1 yr and 3 months since we lost Shang Gandenla; Since our black year, It seems strange that time seemed to stand still and yet pass by so quickly too- simultaneously! I have no doubt that Shangla and Somola have taken good re-births because both were such good human beings in their lifetimes. We should feel blessed that we had Shangla and Somola in our family and rejoice in their karmic rewards.

    We (Sonamla, Deki and I) were in South India from Feb 2nd untl March 24th; We're trying to recover from reverse culture shock now because things are so boring here compared to the hustle and bustle of life on Indian streets!
    Although we stayed in Goa with Sonamla's cousin Kesangla, we went to visit all the monasteries in Mundgod, Bylakuppe and Hunsur. We requested prayers at each monastery for all of us relatives - living and those who have left us. Kesangla knew Shangla for 3 yrs in Mundgod and so he took us to look at what he believes was Shangla's old house in Mundgod. We also met Chimie Gyaltsenla who said he worked with Shangla for 4 or 5 yrs; he told us some old stories of Shangla and how Shangla was such a fun loving person and that loved to play mahjong just for fun (not to make money) and how Shangla would play pranks etc.
    We went to the bird sanctuary in Mundgod because Kesangla said Shangla used to like going there- so we threw some of Shangla's ash into that river there as well as into a bigger river in Mysore called "Kaveri" (?). There was an old lady we met in Mundgod who said her late husband knew Shangla; I gave her some money because she said she'd take some of Shangla's ash and throw it into the rivers in Varanasi and Hardwar as she goes there every year.
    OM MANI PADME HUM

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    4 years, 6 months

    samchoks:

    I think it's great that nuddy et al were able to do all the pujas and distribute the ash in some of shangla's favorite places and also in some holy places like Varanasi where he might not have gone to and to meet some of his old friends and aquaintences who spoke so lovingly of him. He obviously has touched alot more people than we'll ever know.

  • 4 years, 9 months
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    Today is "Loemchoe" -exactly one year since we lost Shang Gandenla; It's strange but somehow it almost seems unreal that this much time has already slipped by even though it sometimes feels like only yesterday when we heard the sad news. No matter how much time passes by though, our memories of Shangla will remain crisp and clear for the rest of our lives and even though we will miss him every day forever, his memorable spririt lives on.

    We go on as we must with all the usual "life" activities but somewhere deep down, there'll always be something missing without Shangla amongst us. And like the tribute theme song - "bas yaad saath hai, theri yaad saath hai"

    I pray that Shangla's new life will always be filled with only good health and happiness. I pray that his personality and goodness will rub off on all of us - his remaining relatives. OM MANI PADME HUN

    May my parents be well, happy, and peaceful.
    May my relatives and their families be well, happy, and peaceful.
    May my friends be well, happy, and peaceful.
    May the indifferent persons be well, happy, and peaceful.
    May the unfriendly persons be well, happy, and peaceful.
    May I be well, happy, and peaceful.
    May all beings be well, happy, and peaceful.

    "Om Mani Padme Hum"

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    4 years, 9 months

    samchoks:

    after everyone left tonight w/ our prayers still lingering in the air and candles flickering out one by one, I waited until the last candle dimmed. One year has gone by,, it seems like just yesterday but at the same time, it seems like ages ago. He was kind funny, QUICK AS A WHIP! abrupt & sudden generous,sweet, naughty, LOUD Loving, stubborn, sharp and round and always forever loved.

    4 years, 9 months

    Lungre:

    I forgot to mention that It was good to say prayers together to mark Shangla's "Loemchoe" with just family members. On the day of the Loemchoe (Jan 6th), Amala also made a request to Neten Rimpoche to say "Loemchoe" prayers for Shangla. When Sonamla called Rimpoche back a few days later, he reassured us that he recited all the necessary prayers. Our prayers for Shangla's new life will never end and we will forever cherish memories of Shangla. Om Mani Padme Hun.

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