Frances Klatzel

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Frances Klatzel has helped with numerous projects with the Sherpas in the Khumbu, starting with Tengboche Rinpoche on the Sherpa Cultural Centre and his book, “Stories and Customs of the Sherpas”. She also helped create the Namche Gompa Visitor Centre and wrote “Gaiety of Spirit – the Sherpas of Everest.” The monastic community at Tengboche asked her to do this obituary.

Passage of a revered teacher and spiritual leader

The Abbot of Tengboche Monastery, Ngawang Tenzin Zangbu, who passed away on Oct 10, was renowned for his commitment to the sacred valley of Khumbu and the Sherpa people