Penor Rinpoche, head of the Nyingma lineage from 1993 to 2001, passed away in March of 2009. Read a biography of Penor Rinpoche. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche sent the following message about his passing. “Last month yet another great master, Kyabjé Penor Rinpoche, passed into parinirvana. What a loss for the world! And what a loss for those of us who have a connection with him! For me, his passing has brought home the troubling realization that, while many great masters are still alive and with us, from the point of view of our own impure perceptions, they are no longer young, and sometimes appear to be quite frail. This worrying reality should inspire in all of us a real sense of urgency.” Read more…