The esteemed senior Tibetan lama Nyichang Khentrül Rinpoche, passed into parinirvana on 14 February in Kyushu, Japan. He was 91 years old.
One of the most revered and prolific Tibetan Buddhist teachers of modern times, Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, died in the early hours of 29 December.
The widely respected Buddhist teacher Ani Zamba Chozom has died after an extended illness. She was 75 years old.
The pioneering Buddhist philosopher, educator, author, and peace activist Daisaku Ikeda died at his home on 15 November. He was 95 years old.
Thrangu Tashi Chöling Monastery in Nepal has announced that the revered tulku Yongdzin Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, died on 4 June.
The revered Gelug master, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche died in Nepal at 9:30 on Thursday morning.
The Tashi Choling Center for Buddhist Studies in Oregon has announced that Dhomang Gyatrul Rinpoche died on 8 April.
The pioneering American jazz musician Wayne Shorter, a longtime practitioner of Nichiren Buddhism, died on Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 89 years old.
The influential Buddhist monk Venerable Hsing Yun, the founding patriarch of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order has died in Taiwan.
The Revered Sakya Master Luding Khenchen Rinpoche,has died in Bodh Gaya, India. He was 91 years old.
His Holiness the Gaden Trisur Rizong Sras Rinpoche died late on Thursday evening at Drepung Monastery in Karnataka. He was 94 years old.
The pioneering Indian filmmaker and student of Buddhism Suresh Jindal died in New Delhi on 24 November. He was 80 years old.