I stumbled across Lama Dondrup when I was looking for a Nyingma group to practice with here in Greece. He asked me to take refuge from him even though I explained to him that I had already taken refuge from a Kagyu lama. But who am I to say no to refuge? Add another Dharma name to the list (and quite a nice one too!)
Anyway, can't say that I liked his style of teaching, but that is just personal preferences, also didn't like the pressure to learn tai-chi/chi-kung (I am a martial arts teachers with "black belts" in three different systems) and I found him too expensive for my means.
Positive things I got out of my relationship with him? He put me onto doing 100,000 vajra guru and eight line prayer accumulations (can't complain about that!) and I got a ritual reading and "explanation" of the heart sutra practice (also cannot complain about that!)
I don't go to the temple anymore coz he started to give a series of teachings on Ngondro practice and I had already started Kagyu Ngondro so...
If you want to find out if he is legit or not you would be best off writing/emailing to the Namdrolling Monastary instead on relying on interent Dharma gossip!
...Penor had a good wisdom eye, he was a Buddha...
Must have been suffering from conjuncitvitis when he saw Steven Segal!