Gem of Wisdom for Daily Reflection: 

Conclusion Of The Forty-Nine Day Puja For The Late Holiness Penor Rinpoche

The Kudung of HH Penor Rinpoche being carried in procession to the Golden Temple for the 49th Day Puja

On 15th day of the second Tibetan month (9th April 2009), after the late Holiness Penor Rinpoche released his body from the meditative state of Thugdam, the Kudung (holy body) of the late Holiness was moved from his private residence to the Zangdok Pelri Temple where daily prayers of Gongdzog and Lama Choepa were recited by a congregation of Tulkus, Khenpos and Lamas.

On the morning of 28th day of the third Tibetan month (22nd May 2009), the Kudung of the late Holiness Penor Rinpoche was moved to the Golden Temple where it was placed on the throne before the commencing of the ceremony for the final day of the 49-day Puja.

The Kudung of HH Penor Rinpoche on His Throne in the Golden Temple

The ceremony was attended by over 4000 members of the monastic sangha and a large gathering of foreign students in addition to countless devotees from the Tibetan settlements of Bylakuppe. Making mandala offering on behalf of the Pathgate students to the late Holiness during the ceremony aside, Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche, as a trusted disciple of the late Holiness Penor Rinpoche, was on hand in the afternoon to oversee the orderly proceeding of devotees in their thousands making offering of khata (white scarf) to the Kudung of the late Holiness.

At 5.00pm, Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche and a team of fellow Lamas carried the Kudung of the late Holiness to the first floor of the Zandok Pelri Temple where it will be kept for one year. While the Kudung remains enshrined in the Zandok Pelri Temple, the enlightening activities of the late Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche continue to flourish in the world through Dharma activities performed by his disciples. May all our prayers for the swift rebirth of the late Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche come true speedily for the benefit of all sentient beings.