Thursday, 7 May 2009

Remembering Kyabjé Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche (1932-2009)

As our readers will undoubtedly be aware, while this blog was temporarily dormant (sorry about that), the Tibetan Buddhist world lost one of its seniormost teachers, Kyabjé Penor Rinpoche, who entered the state of tukdam on March 27th, and then remained absorbed in meditation for a week, until Friday, April 3rd. According to the teachings, each Friday is therefore a special day to remember him in our practice, and the all-important 49th day will fall on Friday, May 22nd.

Kyabjé Rinpoche, who served as the supreme head of the Nyingma school from 1993 to 2001, visited the Rigpa Sangha on several occasions to teach and bestow empowerment, most notably in London in 1988 and Lerab Ling in 1995, when he gave the Nyingtik Yabshyi transmissions.

For those who wish to learn more about Rinpoche's inspirational life and work, there is a documentary video entitled The Compassionate World of Penor Rinpoche, which can be viewed over at Online Dharma Classics. Much more information can also be found at the Palyul Ling site, where you will also find this prayer for his swift rebirth, composed by Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche.

1 comment:

Adam said...

Here's a link to a video of a circular rainbow that appeared at Namdroling Monastery on March 21, 2009