The 11th Throneholder for the Palyul Lineage of Nyingma Has Passed into Parinirvana
As the representative of Mindrolling, Minling Khenchen Rinpoche attended the 49th Grand Puja of Mahaparinirvana of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche held at Namdrolling Monastery in South India. May 22, 2009 marked the 49th day of Pariniravana. Around 6:30 am, the Kudung of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche was escorted from Zangdokpalri Temple to the main temple, Ogyen Donyag Wosel Dargyeling, in a formal ceremonial procession by all of the Tulkus, Khenpos, Dorje Lopons, monks, nuns and all those who were in attendance on this special day. After the Kudung was placed in the shrine hall, the Minling Dorsem (puja) was conducted which was followed by Lama Chopa from the Namcho Terma. After the puja, all the participants made offerings and paid their respects to the Kudung and later, around 5:00 pm, the Kudung was brought back to the Zangdokpalri Temple and placed in the Guru Lakhang (shrine). The Kudung Rinpoche will remain there for one year so that all devotees and students of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche from far and wide can come at any time to pay their respects and receive blessings.
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche Will Live Forever in Our Hearts
The sacred ceremonies performed exclusively for the
Parinirvana of H.H. Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche are listed below:
Led by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche
On March 29th, all Rinpoches, Tulkus, and the entire Sangha of Mindrolling as well as members of the local community and visiting guests attended the ceremony at the Mindrolling monastery. His Holiness Penor Rinpoche arrived March 28th along with Khentrul Gyangkhang Rinpoche, Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche, Dzongna Yangse Rinpoche and an entourage of monks. His Holiness, the 11th Throneholder of The Palyul Lineage of Nyingma, is considered one of the most respected masters of Tibetan Buddhism. He is well-knowned for his vast knowledge and accomplishments as well as the integrity and strength with which he upholds the Buddhist teachings.
Led by Tulku Penam Rinpoche through March 28th
In the Monastery Main Shrine Room
Thukje Chenpo is the main Yidam diety of Mindrolling.
Led by Dorje Bum Rinpoche through March 28th
Mindrolling Stupa’s Third Floor Shrine Room