Update on His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s health

Tashi Delek Friends, 

We have been instructed  to send out the following update as to the condition and health of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. This email is slightly different from that sent to the general public.  

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May all beings benefit!
As follows:


Dear (Contact First Name),
We wish to inform you that His Holiness Penor Rinpoche has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Columbia Asia Hospital in Bangalore on March 24, at 3 AM. Health care arrangements for His Holiness are under the constant supervision of a Western-trained physician, and the condition of His Holiness has somewhat stabilized. 

Since we last wrote to you six weeks ago, His Holiness’ condition has fluctuated with some good days and some less so. Please rest assured that all new information regarding the condition of His Holiness will be communicated as swiftly as possible. There is no need to contact the monastery, as any updates will be sent via email as soon as it is needed.
On the 25th of the First Month, March 21, the entire Palyul Namdroling Sangha gathered to conduct prayers for His Holiness long life and return to good health at the monastery.  Those stationed abroad returned to the monastery to join in this practice and many monks and nuns worldwide also participated.
On the first day of the Second Month (27 March, 2009), many of the highest Nyingmapa lamas will join the Namdroling sangha to continue with beneficial practices determined by divination. Among those who have indicated they will attend are Dzogchen Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Minling Khenchen Rinpoche, Ralu Rinpoche, and Ringo Tulku Rinpoche. 

For close students, it would be quite good if you could stay home from work on this day, or gather together in a harmonious fashion at your local dharma center, to practice. For those of us who cannot stay home or join with others, please don’t worry but just keep the mantras lightly in mind while engaged in daily activities. All of us will dedicate our practice to the long life of His Holiness, and for the benefit of all sentient beings.
Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche has advised the repetition of 10,000,000 recitations of the Riwo Sangchö practice. Currently, monks at Namdroling monastery are carrying through with this practice. Vajrasattva practice is also quite good, but our main focus should be on Riwo Sangchö.

All of the high lamas have indicated that a positive result is very much dependent on us, the students of His Holiness. It is very important to keep in mind our connection as a global sangha community, to put aside past disagreements and not to engender any new ones. We have been reminded that our pure Samaya needs to be maintained at all times, not only in the presence of His Holiness or the precious teachers who instruct us. We should especially refrain from speculation and any form of gossip, particularly with respect to the condition and medical treatment of His Holiness. As His Holiness has taught us, we should keep our minds in a relaxed state.

The greatest offering we can make for our Tsawé Lama is our love for one another as a family, while maintaining pure samaya with our blessed teacher, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. Through our practice and the healing of our connection with one another, may the light of the Dharma grow as strong as possible, and may the good health of His Holiness swiftly return!

Please do forward to close students of Palyul so that all may join together in practice now.

With blessings and kindest regards,

Lama Lobsang Chophel
24 March, 2009


Palyul Ling International

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