Published by Jeff Wallman on 12 Apr 2009
His Holiness Drubwang Penor Rinpoche was one of the first ranking lineage masters to render support of TBRC. We are indebted to the support and blessings he bestowed on our project and are honored to enclose this tribute by Karma Phunstho. May all beings benefit.
The Selfless Acts of a Buddha
Karma Phuntsho pays tribute to the life and achievements of H.H. Drubwang Penor Rinpoche.
The demise of H.H. Drubwang Penor Rinpoche is a great loss to the Tibetan Buddhist world in general and the Nyingma tradition in particular and is mourned by thousands of his disciples around the world. His Holiness was admitted at the Columbia Asia Hospital, Bangalore for medical treatment from where through assistance from the Bhutanese government he was escorted by Indian police to his seat, Namdrolling Monastery in Mysore, South India on Friday, 27 March. After arriving there at 6.40 and saying prayers with the leading tulkus, khenpos and lamas who have gathered at his residence, His Holiness gazed around with a comforting smile and closed his eyes to enter the state of thugdam at 8.30pm on 27 March, 2009.
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche was an extraordinary master. Believed to be an emanation of Vajrapani and the great Indian scholar and mystic Vimalamitra, His Holiness was born in the twelfth month of Water Monkey Year, 1932 in Powo, a village in the Kham region of Tibet where the open expanse of grasslands bestrewn with yaks and nomadic tents render a landscape that is both stupefying and enlightening. At the time of his birth, sweet scented flowers are said to have miraculously bloomed in the middle of winter.
His Holiness is the co-author of the soon-to-be published book, First Invite Love In