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Press Statement: His Holiness Penor Rinpoche passed away

March 29, 2009

Namdroling Monastery Office
Press Statement
March 28, 2008

The Supreme Head of the Nyingma Lineage and the
11th throneholder of the Palyul Tradition, His
Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche was
admitted into the ColumbiaAsia Hospital in
Yeshwantpur, Bangalore on 24th March 2009
following a chronic illness. On 27th March 2009,
many high lamas of the Nyingma Lineage as well as
various other dignitaries were allowed to receive
blessings from him at the intensive care unit of
the hospital. As his condition deteriorated, he
was carried back to the monastery at 3.30 pm the
same day in an ambulance with VIP treatment, and
arrived at the monastery at 6.40pm. The khenpos,
tulkus and faculty members went to see him and
prayed before him. After the prayer, without any
sign of pain, he smiled and at 8.20pm, he passed
away into parinirvana for the benefit of beings.
Presently, he is in thugdam meditation state, and
the parinirvana prayers are being performed by his followers worldwide.

Lopon Karma Dhondup (Akar)
General Secretary
Namdroling Monastery Office

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