|The following article is from the Winter, 2012 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only.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 Dudjom Rinpoche, passed into parinirvana December 26, 2011. Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche was widely recognized as an emanation of the great master Longchenpa and was one of the most deeply revered masters within the Nyingma lineage.
"For many years he taught the Buddha dharma in America as well as throughout the Himalayan area, introducing many students to Dzogchen through his incomparable writings," said Ayang Rinpoche in an announcement to the Sangha.