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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Penor Rinpoche Has Passed Away

The Supreme Head of the Nyingma Lineage and the 11th throne holder of the Palyul Tradition, His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche [Penor Rinpoche, head of the Nyingma school] was admitted into the Columbia Asia Hospital in Yeshwantpur, Bangalore on 24th March 2009 following a chronic illness.

On 27th March, 2009, many high lamas of the Nyingma Lineage as well as various other dignitaries were allowed to receive blessings from him at the intensive care unit of the hospital. As his condition deteriorated, he was carried back to the monastery at 3.30 pm the same day in an ambulance with VIP treatment, and arrived at the monastery at 6.40pm. The khenpos, tulkus and faculty members went to see him and prayed before him. After the prayer, without any sign of pain, he smiled and at 8.20pm, he passed away into parinirvana for the benefit of beings. Presently, he is in thugdam meditation state, and the parinirvana prayers are being performed by his followers worldwide.

Lopon Karma Dhondup
General Secretary
Namdroling Monastery Office

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