In 2011 Akong Tulku Rinpoche was chosen as a recipient of the "60 years, 6 people" accolade, in which the British Home Secretary awarded former refugees who had made a meaningful contribution to Britain.
He also wrote three books, with the first one "Taming the Tiger", being translated into 17 languages.
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Rather windy at times but many places dry and bright with scattered showers.
A look ahead at the weekend forecast for the Border region.
After a nine-month re-development, people can now journey on the La'al Ratty railway to the new Ravenglass Railway Museum.