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 Biography of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

List of Palyul Worldwide
Teaching Faculty

Three Heart Sons :
 His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche
 His Eminence Khentul Gyangkhang Rinpoche
 His Eminence Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche

Tulkus teaching abroad:
 Tulku Ajam Rinpoche
 Tulku Chonjur Rinpoche
 Tulku Dragmar Rinpoche
 Tulku Ogyen Rinpoche

Khenpos teaching abroad:

 Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
 Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
 Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche

This list is not a comprehensive list of Palyul tulkus, khenpos and lamas. Only included here are those instructers who travel internationally giving teachings. There are other teachers authorized by His Holiness to teach who are not listed here. Also, there are other teachers in the Palyul tradition who teach but have their own centers. His Holiness Penor Rinpoche's teaching on Guru Yoga can help if you are looking for a teacher.

His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche was the 11th Throneholder of The Palyul Lineage of Nyingma. He was considered one of the of the foremost masters of the Buddhist tradition of Tibet. Throughout the Buddhist community he was respected for his vast knowledge and accomplishment and for the integrity and strength with which he upheld the Buddhist teachings. His Holiness attained Parinirvana on March 27, 2009

This web page is offered as a resource for information about His Holiness and his work to make available, preserve and promote the spiritual traditions he mastered. Read more about His Holiness Penor Rinpoche by clicking here.

Prayers for the Swift Rebirth of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche

Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche Photo of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche with Lotus Hat

HH Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, photo by Mannie Garcia
The Twelfth Throne-holder
of the Palyul Tradition,
HH Karma Kuchen Rinpoche


Karma Kuchen Rinpoche
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche formally enthroned the Fifth Karma Kuchen Rinpoche on 14 August 2000, as the 12th lineage holder of the Palyul Tradition. Just as the second Penor Rinpoche guided the Fourth Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, so did the Third Penor Rinpoche guide and teach His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche. More....

Khentul Gyangkhang Rinpoche
Khentul Gyangkhang Rinpoche

Gyangkhang Rinpoche

Khentul Gyangkhang Rinpoche shoulders the teaching as well as admiinstiration duties at Namdroling Monastery with His Eminence Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche. He has officiated over many of the main monastic ceremonies assisting as His Holiness Penor Rinpoche's health weakened. More....

HE Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche
His Eminence
Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche

His Eminence Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche

His Eminence Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche shoulders administrative responsibilities with Khentul Gyangkhang Rinpoche. He is recognized as an emanation of Terton Migyur Dorje – the treasure revealer who brought us the precious Nam Chö (Sky Treasure) teachings. More....


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