Lama Rabsal, the brother of Tenga Rinpoche passed away during the spring course 2009 at Benchen Monastery. He was the treasurer of Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling.
For three days after his death he stayed in Thugdam, the state of Clear Light. After 10 days his body was burned in a stupa in the monastery yard. Also many of the Western students of Tenga Rinpoche offered Khataks during the time of the cremation.