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His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche

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.
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His Holiness Karma Kuchen

His Holiness 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.
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Gyangkhang Rinpoche

His Eminence Khentul Gyangkhang Rinpoche

His Emi­nence Khen­tul Gyangkhang Rin­poche shoul­ders the teach­ing as well as admin­sti­ra­tive 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.
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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.
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Ven. Peling Tulku Rinpoche

Ven. Peling Tulku Rinpoche

Rin­poche was born in Havana, Cuba of Ger­man and Span­ish par­ents on August 2, 1938. He arrived in Cana­da in Jan­u­ary of 1959 after the Cuban Rev­o­lu­tion. A life long stu­dent and prac­ti­tion­er of the Dhar­ma, Rin­poche was giv­en Bhikkshu ordi­na­tion and the name Lama Kar­ma Jet­sun Dor­jechang Jam­gon Jam­pa Rab­jam Ten­zin Dor­je i in 1977 by His Holi­ness Karma­pa XVI. His Holi­ness also rec­og­nized Rin­poche as the mind ema­na­tion of Pad­ma Ling­pa and the activ­i­ty ema­na­tion of Kar­ma Ling­pa dur­ing a vis­it to his Toron­to cen­tre in 1980.
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Khenchen Tsewang Rinpoche

Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche

Khenchen Tse­wang Gyat­so Rin­poche was born in 1954 in a vil­lage near Lhakhang Dzong in the south­ern region of Tibet bor­der­ing Bhutan called Lho­drak. From his birth, his par­ents had a strong feel­ing that they should place him in the near­by monastery of Nub Namkha’i Nying­po. The head lama, Namkha’i Nying­po Rin­poche, was the tulku of one of the twen­ty-five dis­ci­ples of Guru Pad­masamb­ha­va.

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Khenpo TenzinNorgay Rinpoche

Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche

Khen­po Ten­zin Nor­gay Rin­poche was born in Bhutan in 1965. After com­plet­ing sec­ondary school in 1986, he joined Ngagyur Nying­ma Insti­tute, the pres­ti­gious Bud­dhist stud­ies and research cen­ter, at Nam­drol­ing Monastery in Mysore.
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Ven. Lama Jigme Chokyi Lodro

Ven. Lama Jigme Chokyi Lodro

Ven­er­a­ble Lama Jigme Chokyi Lodro is the head of the Palyul Foun­da­tion of Cana­da and Orgyan Osal Cho Dzong Bud­dhist Tem­ple and Retreat Cen­tre. Born in Nia­gara Falls in 1956, Lama Jigme first met Ven­er­a­ble Pel­ing Tulku Rin­poche in 1976 and became a Bud­dhist that same year. Since that time, he stud­ied and prac­ticed the Bud­dhist path with Pel­ing Rin­poche, becom­ing his per­son­al assis­tant and tak­ing novice vows in 1980, monks vows in 1988 and then full ordi­na­tion (Bikkshu) from His Holi­ness Penor Rin­poche in India in 1995.
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Lama Samten

Lama Samten has been in res­i­dence at Orgyan Osal Cho Dzong since 2012, although she under­took the tra­di­tion­al three year retreat at Dag Shang Kagyu in Spain from 2013 — 2016.   Before com­ing to Orgyan Dzong, Lama Samten stud­ied and lived in sev­er­al Dhar­ma cen­tres includ­ing Min­drolling Lotus Gar­dens, Gam­po Abbey and Plum Vil­lage. Pri­or to ordi­na­tion, she worked as a Coun­selor, a hos­pi­tal Chap­lain, and a Pro­fes­sor of psy­chol­o­gy at the grad­u­ate and under­grad­u­ate lev­el.

 

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