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The Dalai Lama
Spiritual Head of Tibetan Buddhism
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
Khenpo Tenzin Norgey Rinpoche
U.S. Resident Teacher, Palyul Ling Retreat Center, NY
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His Holiness Penor Rinpoche
Head of Palyul Nam Chö Lineage, Nyingma tradition
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche Austin, Texas Practice Advice
His Holiness Pema Norbu (Penor) Rinpoche is the 11th throneholder (head) of the Palyul Lineage of the
Nyingma tradition, and an incarnation of Vimalamitra. He is renowned as a master of Dzogchen practice
and for the integrity and strength with which he upholds the teachings of the Dharma.
He recently retired from the post of Supreme Head of the Nyingma tradition, the oldest of the schools
of Tibetan Buddhism, after many years service; succeeded by Mindroling Thrichen Rinpoche.
Palyul centers worldwide offer teachings in the Dharma including Meditation, Dzogchen, and more.
For further reading regarding the Palyul Nam Chö Lineage, please see:
A Garland of Immortal Wish Fulfilling Trees: The Palyul Tradition of Nyingmapa
by Venerable Tsering Lama Jampal Zangpo and Sangye Khandro,
Snow Lion Publications, 1988.
His Holiness' main monastery is Namdroling, in South India, home also to the Ngagyar Nyingma Institute,
where hundreds of lamas study and graduate from a ten-year program which includes a three-year retreat.
Three senior khenpos (Professors of Buddhist philosophy) - Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche,
Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche, and Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche - oversee the education
of the thousands of monks and nuns enrolled in study at Namdroling shedra (Buddhist seminary college).
His Holiness' main worldwide representative is Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche.
Palyul Centers for practice are located internationally, including India, Taiwan, Hong Kong,
Singapore, Australia, UK, Europe and America.
Venerable Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
Spiritual Director of Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Dallas
International Schedule: www.palyul.org/usa/us_events_ktgr.htm
Khenchen (Head Professor) Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche the spiritual director of Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Meditation
and Study Centers in the United States. He is an authentic and qualified teacher, a recognized scholar and accomplished
Dzogchen teacher . His Holiness Penor Rinpoche (founder and head of Namdroling Monastery, Bylakuppe, India,
see www.palyul.org) has authorized Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche to represent Namdroling Monastery and to teach,
confer empowerments and to give personal instruction in Buddhist practice.
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche is the representative of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in the US.
Khenchen Rinpoche is also one of the three senior Khenpos (Professors) at Ngagyur Nyingma Institute at
Namdroling Palyul Monastery in India; where he is responsible for the last three years of the nine year
training for Buddhist shedra (seminary) students.
Khenchen Rinpoche has been teaching in West for over 20 years; and his fluent English, sense of humor and deep insight
into Western culture make him a reputable and popular teacher. He graduated at the top of all four traditions of
Tibetan Buddhism in shedra (seminary school) and was awarded the Silver Medal for academic accomplishment
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche has been our best-kept 'secret' in the US! His ability to simply and easily explain
and teach even the most complicated concepts has led to his teaching commitments growing expotentially beyond the US.
This year, he is traveling and teaching in India, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines, Germany and Australia,
as well as the US.
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche has received all of the major lineage empowerments and transmissions of the
Nyingma school and Palyul lineage and has done intensive dzogchen practice under the guidance of
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche and other eminent dzogchen masters including Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche.
Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Dallas is honored to have Khenchen Rinpoche as Spiritual Director.
Khenpo Tenzin Norgey Rinpoche
Khenpo Tenzin Norgey holds the title of Khenpo (Professor of Buddhist Studies) and has recently been
a teaching professor at the Palyul Monastery in Tibet and at Ngagyur Nyingma Institute, the prestigious
Buddhist studies and research center, at Namdroling Palyul Monastery near Mysore, India.
He was born in the Tashigang District of Bhutan in 1965. In 1986, he joined the Shedra (college) at
Ngagyur Nyingma Institute. At the Institute he studied under Khenchen Pema Sherab,
Khenpo Namdrol Tsering and Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso and other visiting professors, including
Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok and Khenpo Pema Tsewang from Tibet.
He completed the Shedra program at the Institute in 1995 and joined the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute
teaching staff, teaching there for three years. He was formally enthroned as Khenpo by
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in 1998 and was then assigned by His Holiness to teach
at the Buddhist Shedra (seminary college for training of Khenpos) at Palyul monastery in Tibet.
He has received all the major empowerments of the Rinchen Terzod, Nam Chö, Nyingthik Yabshi and
Nyingma Kama from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche as well as the Mipham Kabum from
His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
Because of his knowledge, experience and fluent command of the English language (and fortunately for us
in the United States!), His Holiness Penor Rinpoche has assigned Khenpo Tenzin Norgey to teach students
in the United States in conjunction with the ongoing U.S. teaching programs offered by
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche.
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