Thinley Norbu

Thinley Norbu

Thinley Norbu (1931–2011) was a master teacher of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, with many devoted students in the West as well as Asia. Revered as an emanation of the fourteenth-century master Kunkhyen Longchenpa, Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche was a scholar, writer, poet, and translator, whose prolific publications include A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar, his masterwork on the ngöndro (or preliminary practices); The Sole Panacea, on the Seven-Line Prayer of Guru Rinpoche; and A Brief Fantasy History of a Himalayan, an illustrated account of personal reminiscences.

Thinley Norbu

Thinley Norbu (1931–2011) was a master teacher of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, with many devoted students in the West as well as Asia. Revered as an emanation of the fourteenth-century master Kunkhyen Longchenpa, Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche was a scholar, writer, poet, and translator, whose prolific publications include A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar, his masterwork on the ngöndro (or preliminary practices); The Sole Panacea, on the Seven-Line Prayer of Guru Rinpoche; and A Brief Fantasy History of a Himalayan, an illustrated account of personal reminiscences.

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Dudjom Yangsi - Sangye Pema Shepa (1990-2022)

Se Also: The Dudjom Tersar Tradition | A Readers Guide to Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje It is with unbearable sadness that we learned yesterday of the devastating news that His Holiness Dudjom Yangsi, Sangye Pema Shepa passed away at the age of 32 on February 13th, 2022. ...
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An Explanation of Om Mani Padme Hung

Om Mani Padme Hung: An Explanation of the Six-Syllable Mantra OM closes the door to the suffering of being reborn in the gods' realm. The suffering of the gods arises from foreseeing one's fall from the gods' realm. This suffering comes from pride. MA closes the door to the suffering of being...
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The Seven Line Prayer of Guru Rinpoche: A Reader's Guide

The Seven-Line prayer to Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava, is one of the most ubiquitous and important prayers, performed across lineages and in particular the Nyingma tradition who commence nearly every practice with it.  What follows is a brief introduction and Reader’s Guide to this short...
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Reflections on Secular Buddhism: An Excerpt from Thinley Norbu

Secular Buddhism is for many an oxymoron.  Here, the incomparable teacher Thinley Norbu Rinpoche shares some words on the subject. "There have also been lectures available on the Internet about "the secular Buddha." This kind of negative characterization cannot be given for the origin of...
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SNOW LION NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

An Interview with Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

*** The following is from the Snow Lion Newsletter, Winter Supplement 1995 Snow Lion: Rinpoche, can you tell us something about your activities here in the West? Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche The last time I saw my root teacher, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, his final instructions were for me to...
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The Passing of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

The following article is from the Winter, 2012 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. His HOLINESS KYABJE DUNGSE THINLEY NORBU RINPOCHE, eldest son of former head of the Nyingma lineage His Holiness...
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Lama Tharchin Rinpoche Establishes Traditional Dharma College in America

The following article is from the Summer, 1997 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. Angyur, Anam Thubten, Lama Tharchin, Orgyen Chowang, Lama Tsering Gyaltsen Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, a Dzogchen...
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Thinley Norbu To Lead Dudjom Empowerments

The following article is from the Winter, 1995 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. INTERVIEW WITH LAMA THARCHIN RINPOCHE Rinpoche, can you tell us something about your activities here in the...
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