Photo homage to our precious tsawey lama, His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche, who entered thugdam on Friday March 27, 2009 in Namdroling Monastery, Bylakuppe, India. The sound track for this photo homage is of Holiness himself chanting the Guru Yoga dissolution prayer. This is from the CD “Guru Yoga” by Intrinsic Sky Sound System.
Kyabjé Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche was born in 1932 in the Powo region of Kham, Eastern Tibet. His Holiness settled in South India where he built, from his own hands and with the help of a few monks, the Palyul Namdroling Monastery. The monastery has grown into one of the largest Tibetan Buddhist Dharma centers in the world, housing over 6000 monks and nuns in the complex, which also includes a hospital, and hospice.
His Holiness has also built temples and established Dharma Centers around the world - in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, United Kingdom, Greece, Canada and the United States - among others. His Holiness frequently traveled to teach and give empowerments at all of them. Worldwide, His Holiness is revered for his loving kindness and compassion, pure upholding of the Vinaya with ceaseless dedication to the welfare of all beings. He has brought and nourished the Buddha-Dharma everywhere he has been.
There is no separation in the heart.