Rinpoche, who retired in 2001 as the post of head of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, has re-established his seat in exile at Namdroling Monastery in Lugsung Samdubling Tibetan settlement in Bylakuppe, south India.
He will give a public talk on “Impartial Compassion, Planting Seeds of World Peace” on August 21 at 7:30 pm at the Kunzang Palyul Choling, 18400 River Road, Poolesville, MD 20837.
On August 22, he will give the Guru Dragpo Empowerment and the Eight Herukas Empowerment on August 23, 2003. On August 24, 2003, he will bestow the Dorje Phagmo Empowerment. More information on the teachings can be had from http://www.tara.org/events.htm or call (301) 428-8116.
Kyabje Penor Rinpoche was born in eastern Tibet in 1932. In 1936, he took refuge and spent many years at Palyul Monastery, studying and receiving teachings from numerous masters and scholars. At the age of 12 in 1944, Penor Rinpoche began to receive the most important transmissions and empowerments of the Nyingma lineage. At the age of, he received novice (getsul) ordination and at 21, he took full (gelong) ordination.
In the wake of China’s takeover of Tibet, Rinpoche escaped to India and subsequently settled in the Lugsung Samdubling Tibetan settlement in South India. In 1963, he build the monastery of Thegchog Namdrol Shedrub Dargyeling, which has become his seat in exile.
Rinpoche has traveled widely within India, Bhutan, as well as to countries in the West. He is visiting Sedona, AZ, after Washington, D.C. to continue his teaching tour.