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His Holiness Penor Rinpoche
Head of Palyul Nam Chö Lineage, Nyingma tradition
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His Holiness Pema Norbu (Penor) Rinpoche is the 11th throneholder (head) of the Palyul Lineage of the Nyingma tradition, 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 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 Lineage, please see the book:
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 Ngagyur 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 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.
Palyul International Web Site
Namdroling Monastery Temple, South India
Inauguration of Zangdokpelri, the new temple to Guru Rinpoche at Namdroling
(Dec. 13, 2004): His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave the inauguration blessing of the new temple to Guru Rinpoche, Zangdokpelri, at Namdroling. Because the new temple has less room, the main ceremony was then moved to the Golden Temple where over 12,000 monks gathered including those from Namdroling, the Sera Monastery, and three major Gelugpa Monasteries, Kagyu Monastery and others. The kitchen estimated 16,000 meals were served at lunch including 1,000 outside visitors, 1,000 Indian guests and 2,000 local lay Tibetans. The three-day celebrations follow each afternoon with a Tsog Offering sponsored by the students from overseas.
Buddhism was brought to Tibet by Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) in the 8th Century, and has flourished there ever since, transmitted from Gurus to disciples in an unbroken lineage. The Tibetan Buddhist practices share a distinctive motivation: they are undertaken to end not only one's own suffering, but also the suffering of all other beings, to each of whom we owe a karmic debt. The understanding is that since we are all linked to one another, one person's liberation is incomplete until all other beings have been liberated.
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