Dear PBC Members and Friends,
With a very heavy heart, I am writing with terribly sad and shocking news. His Holiness Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche entered mahaparinirvana on February 15, 2022 in Tibet. He is currently in the meditative state of tukdam.
Born in 1990, His Holiness Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche was the emanation, or tulku of the Buddha’s wisdom, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje. He was recognized by many great masters, including H.H. Chatral Rinpoche, H.H. Minling Trichen Rinpoche, H.H. Penor Rinpoche, and H.H. Sakya Trizin Rinpoche. Following the example of his predecessor, His Holiness Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche’s childhood and youth were devoted to study, practice, and retreat.
I offer my heartfelt condolences and prayers for His Holiness’ Family and Sangha.
I encourage the PBC Sangha to please practice the One Hundred Syllable Mantra and short Six Syllable Mantra of Buddha Vajrasattva, as well as the mantra of Guru Padmasambhava to purify all obstacles, cleanse the stains of our broken samayas, and to fulfill all of His Holiness’ aspirations and wishes. With great devotion, meditate in Dzogchen awareness, mingling the heart of His Holiness and all enlightened beings with your mind. Pray that His Holiness’ re-emantion swiftly appears in order to guide and support all beings, and to uphold the teachings of the Buddhadharma.
For more information about His Holiness’ mahaparinirvana, please look below for the official letter from His Holiness Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche’s Sangha.
Yours in the Dharma,
Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal
Padmasambhava Buddhist Center
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