Pictures from the ceremony of Kalachakra in Palyul Upstate Retreat Center, that was offered for the world peace by Kyabje Penor Rinpoche are soon to be found here:
Since pure awareness of nowness is the real buddha,
In openness and contentment I found the Lama in my heart.
When we realize this unending natural mind is the very nature of the
Then there is no need for attached, grasping, or weeping prayers or
By simply relaxing in this uncontrived, open, and natural state,
We obtain the blessing of aimless self-liberation of whatever arises.
May in all lifetimes, high or low, we never be separate from the Glorious Lama!
From: Palyul Ling International
Long Life Accumulation Period for Kyabje Penor Rinpoche
Friday, March 23 to Thursday, March 29 (3/22 – 3/28 in the Western Hemisphere)
Accumulations to be offered at Closing Ceremony in Namdroling on Guru Rinpoche Day, Second Month, 11th Day.
March 17, 2007, Dear Friends,
For the past few months, students in local Palyul Centers have been reciting prayers dedicated to the long life of HH Penor Rinpoche, the throne-holder of the Palyul Lineage.
We’d like to invite you to join in a special practice intensive with Palyul students around the globe and with the monks and nuns who live and pray at Namdroling Monastery in South India.
Per the advice of Chatral Rinpoche (also known as Jadral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche), as requested by the Namdroling Monastery Puja Committee, the Monastery will conduct a period of intensive prayer, culminating in a Long Life Ceremony.
This special practice is slated to take place during the period of the fifth day until the eleventh day of the Second Month (the week of March 23 to March 29 in the Eastern Hemisphere or March 22 to March 28 in the Western Hemisphere).
During this week-long Ceremony, many precious objects will be offered for use in the temple, but the most precious offering of all will be the recitations of mantras and prayers dedicated to the long life of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.
This is our chance to participate in this noble offering.
All you need to do, is recite the mantra of Guru Rinpoche and/or the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche as many times as you possibly can. Then report your recitations to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 26. You can also report a pledge to recite a certain number of mantras on March 22 by emailing this pledge to email@example.com.
For those of us who have never participated in such a drive before, it is best if you can make a time every day for reciting such mantras. At the monastery itself, practitioners may continuously recite the mantra or the prayer. In our busy daily lives it is often better to set aside a specific time daily to carry through this practice. And of course, we should always remember to begin our recitations by setting our motivation to benefit all sentient beings, conduct our recitations with that good heart, and then to seal our practice by dedicating our merit to the benefit of all.
Note: If your local center is already participating in the drive, please do not report your accumulations twice, but continue to report as instructed by your center.
We hope you will join us in this practice.
For more information, click here: http://www.palyul.org/eng_longlife.htm
Pledge deadline: March 22
Accumulation deadline: March 26
Report your pledge/accumulations to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current/Upcoming Shedule of Kyabje Penor Rinpoche:
One-month Retreat Namdroling Monastery, South India – (now ongoing)
Every year on the 17th Day of the Second Month of the Tibetan Calendar, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche has lead the one-month retreat in Namdroling Monastery. The course includes Ngondrö, Tsa Lung/Tummo, and Dzogchen Tögyal and Trekchö. The retreat is now continuing at the monastery.
Kalachakra 2007 Palyul Retreat Center June 24 – July 1, 2007
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche will confer the Kalachakra Empowerment at the Palyul Retreat Center in the United States. This is the second time he has conferred this Empowerment in the United States.
One-month Retreat, Palyul Retreat Center July 10 – August 10, 2007
Just like its sister retreat in India, the U.S. courses include Ngondrö, Tsa Lung/Tummo, and Dzogchen Tögyal and Trekchö. This is an unparalleled opportunity to received teachings from a master who has realized them with clear commentaries from highly-trained Palyul Khenpos. Please visit: http://retreat.palyul.org for more info.
Visit to Rigpa Center, Lerab Ling, France August 15 – 24, 2007
At Lerab Ling, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche will bestow the transmission of Nyingthik Yabshi, the most important cycle of empowerments associated with the Nyingma and Dzogchen teachings, and the most crucial for students to receive to follow the path of Dzogpachenpo. He will also bestow several other empowerments, including Rigdzin Düpa and Yumka Dechen Gyalmo. For more information, visit: http://www.lerabling.org
Palyul.org has its own forum where visitors can find answers to frequently asked questions and also post new questions so that everyone can benefit from the answer. visit: http://forums.palyul.org
Amateur videos of Losar 2007 have been posted at YouTube and Stickam. Visit http://www.palyul.org/broadcast.htm and http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Palyul to find links to these videos.
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May All Beings Benefit!
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Entire Palyul Ling International Email List, sans Tourists
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Here is a link to the folder with 9 pictures from the event at Carmel NY, they are from the 19th of August, the Saturday. Day when Penor Rinpoche bestowed teachings on topics related to Buddhist Refuge and gave Refuge vows to many people in attendance. Earlier on same day when every one gathered near the Manhattan shuttle bus to go to Carmel NY, which was kindly arranged by organizers, we saw a rainbow right above the bus, and it seemed very auspicious.
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche
1000-Arm Avalokiteshvara Empowerment
and Sand Mandala Public Viewing at Chuang Yen Monastery, Carmel NY
August 19-20, 2006
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche will come to Chuang Yen Monastery to give teachings and bestow Avalokiteshvara empowerment on August 19 & 20, 2006. It is a major empowerment consist of the preliminary and conclusion sessions. A rare sand mandala will be constructed for the empowerment on August 18. This sacred art will be open for public viewing during the construction and after the empowerment. It will then be dismantled shortly after the ceremony.
His Holiness the 3rd Drubwang Pema Norbu (Penor) Rinpoche is the 11th throne holder of Palyul lineage of Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. During the Nyingma Monlam Chenmo in 1993, H.H. Penor Rinpoche was unanimously proclaimed as the Supreme Head of all of the Nyingma Tradition, a responsibility formerly held by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche and H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. H.H. Penor Rinpoche served this function for 8 years before retiring from the position. It is very auspicious for us to have a chance to receive blessings from a supreme master such as His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.
Friday, August 18th
Afternoon Sand Mandala Construction (Open for Public Viewing)
Saturday, August 19th
10am – 12pm
Opening Ceremony of the Sand Mandala
2pm – 5pm
1000-Arm Avalokiteshvara Preliminary Initiation and Teaching
Sunday, August 20th:
10am – 12pm
1000-Arm Avalokiteshvara Conclusion Initiation and Teaching
2pm – 5pm
Closing Ceremony to Dismantle the Sand Mandala
Location: Chuang Yen Monastery 2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512 (map directions here) Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the event
Registration: Now through August 11 by phone or email, or at door if seats are still available.
Admission: Free admission. Donations are welcome, please make check payable to BAUS, mark “H.H. Penor Rinpoche Event” Or call (914) 243-2327 to sponsor program.
Transportation: Shuttle from 48 Bowery, Chinatown & Sheraton, 39th St., Flushing at 8am (return at 6pm) will be arranged for 8/19 and 8/20. $25 per day. Advanced Reservation required.
During summer of 2005, If you were lucky enough to have made it to the Palyul Upstate Retreat Center, especially on a day of Namcho Amitabha empowerment, you could have seen rainbows in sky without thick clouds and surely without rain as well as Sun and Moon simultaneously in the same time in the sky on opposite sides as well as on same side. Moments before Amitabha Empowerment Ceremony there was a very bright sunshine and 1st rainbow appeared, it seemed to point in direction of the temple and I have missed most of it’s display so picture that I thought (and when I thought of it) of taking does not reveal much. Second rainbow that appeared at a much later time seemed to point directly towards Kyabje Rinpoche compound and was clearly seen just before Khenchen Pema Sherab arrived to the main temple to give weekend evening teaching.
An observer may think that it is more along the lines of sun shining through the evening sky. However if one were to look at the Dharma wheel mounted on top of porch awning of the temple, then one would see sun glow coming from the right side of the picture. So rainbow appears to be cast in a very wide sphere around the sun.
Today I received total of 3 flyers in the mail for the upcoming 2006 Summer retreat at Palyul Upstate Retreat Center.http://retreat.palyul.org
Here is a memory from 2004:
During 2004 retreat at Palyul Upstate Retreat Center many people were thinking about weather, as retreat took place one month late then usual, several quite chilly nights were inevitable. Here is a picture of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche during one of the very last days of that retreat. I personally find this picture to be great source of ease and comfort.
An offering of aspirational prayer:
“In all lifetimes, may I never be separated from perfectly pure guru,
Utilizing the glorious Dharma to its utmost,
And by excellently perfecting all pure qualities on the stages and paths.
May I swiftly achieve the state of the Glorious Lama!”