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Karma Dagpa, Death Ritual Expert and Volunteer

Karma Dagpa is well-known in Dharamsala area for his unique social service for the local people. Whenever and wherever anybody is about to die or already death in Dharamsala and its vicinity, Karma Dagpa is always there to guide the dying as well as conduct all the subsequent death ritual for the departed souls. He has been doing this volunteer work since 1968 and for the past 45 years, he has cared for hundreds of dying person and their family. He says that he has been doing this social work for so many years as this phase is the most difficult period for any family member and it’s the only thing that he can do with some expertise.