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Official Announcement Regarding the Kudung (Holy Body) of HH Penor Rinpoche

Thursday, March 4th, 2010
Official Announcement regarding Kudung of HH Penor Rinpoche

Official Announcement regarding Kudung of HH Penor Rinpoche

The Kudung (holy body) of the late His Holiness Penor Rinpoche is preserved in the second story of Zangdog Palri Temple in Namdroling Monastery.

At present, there is a big question that arises in the minds of all the well-wishers and faithful students of the late His Holiness Penor Rinpoche regarding the construction of Kudung Chorten (the stupa that preserves the Holy Body of His Holiness).

Hence the top level authorities of Namdroling Monastery have come up with the final decision of planning the construction of the Kudung Chorten, mainly at Namdroling Monastery, India and Palyul Monastery, Tibet. If possible, there will be Kudung Chortens in Europe, the United States, Taiwan, and Bodhgaya, India. Therefore, when this noble project starts, there will be an official announcement through all the possible medium of communication including [this] website.

With prayers,
Office of the Administration
Namdroling Monastery

Anniversary Ceremony (“Puja”) for His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The Grand  Anniversary Ceremony commemorating the Parinirvana of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche will be held on the 29th day of the first month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, and will continue for five days (14 to 18 March, 2010).  The main ceremony puja will be conducted from the 1st day of the 2nd month (Tibetan lunar calendar) for three days.

Palyul Namdroling Monastery would like to welcome all who wish to participate in this anniversary ceremony.

In other updates, this year’s Drupchen will be held according to the usual annual schedule, on the 8th day of the first month (Western calendar 22 to 28 February, 2010).

Visit by Yangsi Khyentse Rinpoche

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

On 26th day of the Second Month, 2136 (April 22, 2009), Kyabje Ugyen Tenzin Jigme Lhundrup Rinpoche, the reincarnation of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, visited Namdroling Monastery accompanied by Kyabje Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, along with Gyalse Tulku Rinpoche, Jangling Tulku Rinpoche and Tulku Kunga Rinpoche, to pay their respects and perform prayers before His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s Holy Body (Kudung).

A Sertreng Ceremony, consisting of a line of Namdroling Monastery monks and nuns that included the Three Heart Sons, tulkus, khenpos, and lamas was formed at the gate of the monastery and proceeded to the residence of Gyangkhang Tulku Rinpoche, which is where the visiting Rinpoches had been invited to stay during their visit. In honor of their visit, the Gyaling were sounded and fragrant incense was burned at their arrival, and all the faculty of Namdroling Monastery followed HH Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, the Twelfth Throneholder of Palyul Monastery, in offerings of khata to the visiting dignitaries, who were also welcomed with desi (the traditional sweetened saffron rice) and butter tea.

Kyabje Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche (left) and Kyabje Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche (right) visit Namdroling

Kyabje Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche (left) and Kyabje Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche (right) visit Namdroling

Early the next day the visiting Rinpoches went to Zangdog Palri Temple to pay their respects to His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s Kudung. At the temple, Kyabje Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche and Kyabje Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche presided over the monks of Namdroling as they carried out a special one-day puja based on a Vajrasattva practice from the Minling Tradition, and the Lama Puja according to the Namcho Cycle.

Yangtsi Rinpoche in Zangdokpalri Temple

Dilgo Khentse Yangsi Rinpoche and Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche in Zangdokpalri Temple

Later in the day, on behalf of the Namdroling sangha, Kyabje Karma Kuchen Rinpoche along with Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche offered the two high lamas mandalas of body, speech and mind, as well as khata, monetary and other offerings as tokens of gratitude for their visit to the monastery. Offerings of gratitude were also presented to Gyalse Tulku, Jangling Tulku and Tulku Kunga, along with their attendants. The puja concluded at 5 pm with the prayers of aspiration and dedication.

The visiting Rinpoches returned to Shechen Monastery in Nepal early in the morning of the following day.

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Written by Disciplinarian (Gekho