Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

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Thinley Norbu Rinpoche passed away 1931-2011

Postby phantom59 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:08 pm

'Dear Throema Practitioner, follower of Dudjom Lineage, especially all disciples of Garab Rinpoche,

Our Lineage Guru, His Holiness Thinley Norbu Rinpoche has passed into Parinirvana today. Kindly perform lamp offerings and Krodikali Tsog daily and request Holiness to reincarnate to turn the Dharma Wheel to benefit all sentient beings.,

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The eldest son of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Kyabje Dungsay Thinley Norbu Rinpohce was himself a great Nyingma scholar and master like his father, is also the father of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche III. He is the emanation of Kunkhyen Longchen Rabjam, as well as the rebirth of Terton Drimed Odser, the eldest son of Dudjom Lingpa. In his youth, Thinley Norbu Rinpoche studied for nine years at Mindroling monastery and received many teachings from many great saints throughout Tibet
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Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Postby Adamantine » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:15 pm

Sad news for the world, but especially for those of us in North America, whom Rinpoche showed such special kindness to for many years now. A true Mahasiddha of our time.

May he return swiftly, for the benefit of all.

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Re: Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Postby purple rose » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:24 pm

Both topics started about the passing of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche have been merged.

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Re: Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Postby Sherab Dorje » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:45 pm

Below is a message from Lama Tharchin Rinpoche to our sangha:

Our lord protector His Holiness Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche passed into parinirvana last night. Rinpoche wrote down a message for all of us, asking that everyone do Vajrasattva practice for three weeks. These were Rinpoche’s last vajra words for us.

If you are able to join with sangha and do practice in your area with a lama, please do that. If possible, please join with our sangha at Pema Osel Ling to do the Dorsem Lama Chopa, at Kunzang Gatshal, or with your local sangha. If you are not able to do that or if there is no local sangha, it is fine to do any form of Vajrasattva practice according to any sadhana including Ngondro and the Hundred Syllable Mantra. Meditate that our lord protector Dungse Rinpoche is inseparable with Vajrasattva’s form. Meditating this way, take empowerment and receive blessings. Then as Vajrasattva dissolves into you, you become inseparable with Vajrasattva. Rest in formless meditation in this way, with your mind and Kyabje Dungse Rinpoche’s wisdom mind inseparable.

This is the best way for us to get a taste of Kyabje Dungse Rinpoche’s wisdom mind, even though Rinpoche is not physically present. This stays with us inseparably until we reach enlightenment. Receiving Rinpoche’s blessings in this way is most essential. Now in particular, after Rinpoche’s wisdom mind has been uncovered from the physical elements and has merged with the vast dharmakaya, receiving Rinpoche’s blessings is more powerful even than when Rinpoche is alive. Rinpoche’s wisdom mind merges and pervades everywhere.

Please do Vajrasattva practice every day. This is a very special opportunity to receive Kyabje Dungse Rinpoche’s blessings.
OM BENZA SATO HUM!
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One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Postby Adamantine » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:48 am

A message from Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche:

We have heard that Thinley Norbu Rinpoche passed away. Therefore, at all the centers students should gather if they can and practice Dorsem Lama Chodpa--the practice of making offerings to the guru as Vajrasattva. Individually, students should recite Vajrasattva mantra as much as they can. Why should everyone do Vajrasattva at such a time? Whether or not the lama who passed away needs purification, we have no way of knowing. But when a great master passes, the power of merit accumulated at such a time is said to be increased even 100,000 times. Therefore, since we all need to purify our obscurations and accumulate merit, we can use the Lama Chodpa (practice of offering to the guru) as the method to engage our three doors in virtue at that time. Engaging our body, speech, and mind in such powerful virtue purifies the negativity that we constantly use them for out of habit. And we all have connection to this lama, the son of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, so therefore we need to practice now.

There is a special blessing and power to practices done at such a time with faith and devotion--the merit gathered and the negativity purified are truly inconceivable. This is because of the enlightened intent of such a master, whose every act is only to bring benefit to all beings. Such masters are not ordinary like ourselves. They don't die like we do, powerless and sniveling. They are born into this world as an act of compassion, as long as their physical body endures they use it only to bring benefit, and then they pass away and again teach the truth of impermanence just as Buddha Shakyamuni did. Therefore their passing, too, is part of their enlightened display, their miraculous activity in this world. That is why there is such power and blessing at their seeming 'death.' We should not think, "Oh, I'm so sorry that this lama is dead." Instead, we should feel faith and devotion and appreciate that we personally have such an opportunity for powerful practice. We shouldn't think, "Oh, it is just tradition to practice when a lama passes." It is more than just a tradition; it is an opportunity to take advantage of the exceptional blessing of that time. Also, traditionally you might go and offer katags and other offerings, and maybe you can't do that now, but always you can make the offering of practice. That is a real offering, and you don't have to go anywhere to make it.

We also shouldn't think, "This was not my lama." In fact, when any great lama of any tradition passes away there is this same opportunity. We can always do the Lama Chodpa practices at such a time. Gelug, Sakya, Kagyu, Nyingma--it makes no difference what school of Buddhism the master taught or practiced. We also should not think that there is no blessing for us if we never met that master in this life. When you do the Lama Chodpa, you are offering to all gurus, all yidams, all dakinis. You should think in a vast way like this when you practice, don't be narrow or rigid thinking that it is only one way. A true guru encompasses all the three roots--all guru manifestations, all yidams, all dakinis. You don't have to do the Lama Chodpa only for a lama, or only at their passing. We always need to gather merit, because we are always exhausting our merit. We always need to purify negativity, because we are always so busy making more negativity. Therefore see this as an opportunity to practice, a time of blessing and guru devotion, and do as much Vajrasattva as you can--a little bit here and there continuously. It will be of great benefit.
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Message from lama Tharchin on the passing of Thinley Norbu

Postby phantom59 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:19 am

Our lord protector His Holiness Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche passed into parinirvana last night. Rinpoche wrote down a message for all of us, asking that everyone do Vajrasattva practice for three weeks. These were Rinpoche’s last vajra words for us.

If you are able to join with sangha and do practice in your area with a lama, please do that. If possible, please join with our sangha at Pema Osel Ling to do the Dorsem Lama Chopa, at Kunzang Gatshal, or with your local sangha. If you are not able to do that or if there is no local sangha, it is fine to do any form of Vajrasattva practice according to any sadhana including Ngondro and the Hundred Syllable Mantra. Meditate that our lord protector Dungse Rinpoche is inseparable with Vajrasattva’s form. Meditating this way, take empowerment and receive blessings. Then as Vajrasattva dissolves into you, you become inseparable with Vajrasattva. Rest in formless meditation in this way, with your mind and Kyabje Dungse Rinpoche’s wisdom mind inseparable.

This is the best way for us to get a taste of Kyabje Dungse Rinpoche’s wisdom mind, even though Rinpoche is not physically present. This stays with us inseparably until we reach enlightenment. Receiving Rinpoche’s blessings in this way is most essential. Now in particular, after Rinpoche’s wisdom mind has been uncovered from the physical elements and has merged with the vast dharmakaya, receiving Rinpoche’s blessings is more powerful even than when Rinpoche is alive. Rinpoche’s wisdom mind merges and pervades everywhere.

Please do Vajrasattva practice every day. This is a very special opportunity to receive Kyabje Dungse Rinpoche’s blessings.

Do not think that Rinpoche needs our help with puja. Don’t have that concept. This is our practice so that we can receive Rinpoche’s blessings and have a taste of Rinpoche’s wisdom mind and how to seal Rinpoche’s wisdom mind with our mind. That is the purpose for us to do puja with faith and devotion.

http://www.vajrayana.org/tnr.html
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Re: Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Postby plwk » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:34 am

May Rinpoche return back swiftly riding on his vows :namaste:
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Re: Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Postby TenzinDorje » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:26 am

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Re: Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Postby Adamantine » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:22 am

Here is another Swift Rebirth Prayer written by Rinpoche's son Garab Dorje RInpoche:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/76912569/Swift-Rebirth-Prayer

Since there is as of yet no English translation or phonetics accompanying it, if someone capable can try their hand at it until an official translation is released it may be meritorious.
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Re: Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Postby Jinzang » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:01 pm

OM SVA STI OR GYAN PE MAY GYAL TSAP PAL NGA WA
Om Svasti. You are the glorious regent of Padmasambhava.

KU SUM LHUN DRUP NGON GU GYUR WAY KU
In your person the three kayas spontaneously manifest.

KYAP CHOG GANG GI THUG LAY MI DOR WAR
The supreme refuge, who does not abandon enlightened activity.

LAR YANG PUL PAY DO GAR TEN DU SOL
We request you reveal the display of your incarnation again.
Lamrim, lojong, and mahamudra are the unmistaken path.
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Re: Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Postby pemachophel » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:13 pm

Jinzang,

Thanks for the translation. Would you be interested in retranslating the longer prayer whose link was posted immediatedly before this prayer's link. It seems to me the translation could be smoother and more felicitous. Just my two cents from looking at the Tibetan and comparing it to the English. I like your translation of the shorter prayer a lot.
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Re: Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Postby Adamantine » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:46 pm

Thanks Jinzang!
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Re: Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Postby Jinzang » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:09 pm

The phonetics for the first line should be:
OM SVA STI OR GYEN PE MAY GYAL TSAP PEL NGA WA

And the phonetics for the last line should be:
LAR YANG THRUL PAY DO GAR TEN DU SOL
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Re: Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Postby TenzinDorje » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:46 pm

from Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse (on Facebook)

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
Thank you for your sympathy and best wishes at this time.

We live in a world of our own making, a world built by our own unique perceptions which we believe in fully, every year, every day, every hour and every moment of our lives.

Even though in reality this life is fleeting and lasts no longer than the time it takes for a spark of fire to shoot out, it is experienced by some as dragging on interminably for aeons and aeons. Yet for others, although in reality the span of this world’s existence is infinite, their experience of it lasts no longer than the blink of an eye.

For some, this world is no bigger than a worm hole, yet they feel insignificant and isolated, lost in a vast and infinite void. Others perceive the world to be small—as small as an entire universe—and to them it feels uncomfortably confined and claustrophobic.

Most of us, myself included, have been conditioned to live and die in a world created by our own perceptions, and continue to create conditions that will ensure we repeat this same game over and over again.

Amongst myriad possible perceptions, Thinley Norbu Rinpoche is seen variously as an ordinary person, a father, a teacher and a perfect being—a diversity of perception that is the result of each perceiver’s individual merit, or lack of it.

For people like me, whose limitations lead me to see him merely as my father, your condolences will be accepted as emotional support.

For those of you with ‘superior qualities’—or who aspire to develop such qualities—and are able to see Thinley Norbu as a perfect being, this is yet another opportunity to shrug off impure perception and generate pure perception, so that eventually you will go beyond perception altogether.

‘Awareness’ is the quintessential teaching of the Buddha—from the awareness of cool air as you breath in and then out, to the profound awareness of natural perfection. And with boundless compassion and courage, the sole purpose and activity of all the buddhas it is to ring the alarm bell that brings us to this awareness.

With enough merit, the passing of this great being can be interpreted as the ringing of that alarm bell, and a timely reminder of all the teachings, from the simple truth of impermanence, all the way up to the realization of unobstructed compassion. In this way, as much as this deluded mind of ours appreciated and valued his appearance in this world, it should also appreciate and value his disappearance.

Touching as it is to hear from those who are offering various prayers, recitations, butter lamps and many other wholesome activities at this time, allow me to remind myself and all those who are interested, that none of the practices we are currently engaging in are for him, but for ourselves.
However brilliantly the moon appears in the sky, if the pond is muddy, the moon will not be reflected in its waters. In the same way, it is through the purification of defilements and accumulation of merit within our own minds that will enable us, in time, to perceive a reflection of the Buddha, fully intact and never to depart.

So, rather than congratulating ourselves with the thought that we have accomplished all these practices during this special time, bear in mind that we should already have been doing them—and for that matter, we should continue doing them throughout this and all our future lives. But to imagine that our practise is something like providing this great being with the ‘last rites’ is definitely not the best way to go.

I have also been asked which specific practices should be done. Again, I will repeat that mindfulness, in other words ‘awareness’, is our practice. We are ignorant beings, and as such require constant reminders about the importance of making the effort to land in this awareness. Therefore all our guru’s activities—from when he yawns or coughs, to when he appears or disappears—are his way of reminding us to come back, again and again, to mindfulness.
And as long as we are mindful and aware, no one practice is better than another.

Written and dedicated to the enlightenment of all sentient beings in the presence of the rupakaya of Thinley Norbu.
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Re: Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Postby TenzinDorje » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:48 pm

http://news.palyul.org/2012/01/05/infor ... -rinpoche/

Information Regarding the Parinirvana of HH Dungsé Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and HH Penor RinpocheAll of the Palyul tulkus, khenpos, lamas, monks, nuns and students are deeply saddened by the news of the parinirvana of the great master of the Nyingma School, Kyabjé Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. Kyabjé Dungsé Rinpoche entered into his final meditation (Thugdam) on the 26th of December, 2011 where he abided for seven days. His Eminence Tulku Garab Rinpoche informed His Eminence Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche that Kyabjé Dungsé Rinpoche wanted all his devotees to accumulate the Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche and/or Vajra Guru mantra as much as possible during thi time.

The Sangha Community of Namdroling Monastery will perform a grand Mindroling tradition Vajrasattva Guru Yoga in front of the Maha Bodhi Stupa at Bodhgaya at the time of Nyingma Monlam Chenmo to receive Kyabjé Dungsé Rinpoche’s blessings. Many monks and nuns have already departed for Bodh Gaya and are carrying through practice there.

We are attaching a Swift Return Prayer written by Kyabjé Dungsé Rinpoche’s son, His Eminence Tulku Garab Rinpoche (PDF):

Prayer for Swift Rebirth of Kyabjé Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche by His Eminence Tulku Garab Rinpoche

Kyabjé Dungsé Thinley Norbu Rinpoche was the holder of the Dudjom Tersar lineage. He was a prominent modern teacher in the Nyingma lineage, the eldest son of the great teacher Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, the Second His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. He was the father of Their Eminences Tulku Garab Rinpoche, Tulku Jampal Rinpoche, and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Khyentse Rinpoche has posted regarding his father’s passing to Thugdam here on Facebook.

Kyabjé Dungsé Rinpoche was the incarnation of Tulku Trimé Özer, who was one of seven sons of the First Dudjom Lingpa. He was considered to be an emanation of Longchenpa. In his youth in Tibet he studied for nine years at Mindroling Monastery. His main centers are in the northern Catskills of upstate New York and in California. He wrote many books published by Shambhala, which are possible to find here. Kyabjé Dungsé Rinpoche and our late Kyabjé Penor Rinpoche had great respect and devotion for each other. These two masters visited each other’s centers in New York State on many occasions over the years.

Those who wish to pay their respects to the Kudung of Kyabjé Dungsé Rinpoche as provided to Namdroling Monastery:

From 15 Jan: Grant audience to the public for blessing in Delhi upstate New York

Feb. 2nd: Kudung Rinpoche arriving in Paro, Bhutan

Feb. 2nd-Feb. 4th: in Paro

Feb. 5th: Paro to Rangjung

Feb. 5th-Feb. 9th: in Rangjung

Feb. 10: Rangjung to Bartsham

Feb. 10-Feb. 12: Bartsham

Feb. 13: Bartsham to Yunpula

Feb. 13-14: Yunpula

Feb. 15: Yunpula to Paro

Feb 15 to March 2nd: in Paro

March 3rd: Cremation Ceremony

It is with heartfelt devotion and prayers that we await the swift return of our dear departed masters. May all beings benefit from the blessings of their wisdom minds!
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Re: Mahaparinirvana of Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Postby tomamundsen » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:23 pm

The cremation happened earlier today. http://www.bhutanobserver.bt/kudung-sacred-remains/

SANG GYAY KUN NGO CHI MED FED MA JUNG
The embodiment of all Buddhas is the immortal Pema Jungney,

ZHING DIR TRUL PEI THUL DZIN LONG CHEN JE
manifested in this world as Longchenpa,

GANG GI YANG SID THINLEY NORBU LA
whose incarnation is Thinley Norbu.

SOL WA DEB SO DRAL MED JIN GYIY LOB
We pray that you continuously grant us your blessings.
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