HH Penor Rinpoche Sympathetic to Dorje Shugden Monks

Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement is around 5 hours drive away from Bangalore in South India. From Bylakuppe to Sera is another 30 minutes through the villages.

Bylakuppe has a large population of Tibetans of which there are many Monasteries such as Sera, Serpom, Penor Rinpoche’s Monastery, Zongkar Choede, and not far is Gyurme Tantric College.

Many shops that sell daily needs in that area are owned by Tibetans laity.

When the ban came down from HH Dalai Lama, even association on a social, business or casual manner NEVERMIND SPIRITUAL with Dorje Shugden practitioners are not allowed. On all the Tibetan store/business fronts, notices were posted that if you practice Dorje Shugden, you may not purchase from here or enter!! Many Tibetan salespeople did not want to post up the sign, but they also had no choice. They themselves said off camera. Why? Because they need business to support their families and this ban just curtails business and Tibetan Govt does not reimburse them in any way.

From Sera Monastery to the town of Byalukuppe is a ride of around 30 minutes. But there are many stores on the way to Bylakuppe that would save time/energy to purchase from without having to go Bylakuppe.

There are many poor, sick, aged, very young and infirmed monks that makes it difficult to get to Bylakuppe to purchase supplies especially during the summer monsoons. Monsoons are relentless rains for 3 months with plenty of very muddy roads.

Penor Rinpoche’s Monastery is halfway from Sera to Bylukuppe and in his monastery there are stores selling supplies. Businesses catering to the needs of locals for a cheap price for convenience sake.

When Penor Rinpoche heard re the ban and the difficulties/inconveniences for many monks to purchase items, PENOR RINPOCHE OPENED UP HIS NAMDROLING NYINGMA MONASTERY (fhttp://www.namdroling.org/) for the Dorje Shugden monks to get supplies. Shocked the local community in both good and bad ways! Shocked the Tibetan Govt. Shocked the others shops!

This was a powerful statement from such a high being. Penor Rinpoche has never commented against Dorje Shugden. Nor do you see him running to Dharamsala to attend teachings, long life pujas to Dalai Lama or get involved with Tibetan Politics. He doesn’t dislike the Dalai lama, but he doesn’t regard Dalai Lama as the spiritual head of all sects, full stop.

Penor Rinpoche doesn’t need the support of the Tibetan Govt and Dalai Lama to make his work as large as it had become. Also Penor Rinpoche really is unbiased, compassionate and a strong lama. He doesn’t care regarding politics or religious bans that are unfair or should not be applied.

Penor Rinpoche allowing monks who refused to give up their centuries old practice of Dorje Shugden to enter his monastery and interact was a huge message to the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Govt. The Dalai Lama and Tibetan Govt DARE NOT SPEAK UP AGAINST THIS ACT. They know that whatever they are doing with bans, can only be done within the Gelug for now, of which the Dalai Lama belongs to, BUT NO OTHER SECT WOULD EVER TOLERATE CRITICISM, BANS, RULES AND REGULATIONS MADE TO THEM BY A DALAI LAMA WEARING A YELLOW HAT.

In fact, because the Dalai Lama is so famous, to rub shoulders with him or take pictures can hurdle you temporarily into the limelight which will boost your centre and sponsorship. Sad.

Many lamas of all sects would do that in order to further their own causes. We will observe the truth of this after Dalai Lama passes away whether the Tibetan Religious leaders/Monasteries gel together or fall further apart. Not one Leader of a Sect will be able to take over the Dalai Lama’s position. That is for sure if we observe history.

Penor Rinpoche is someone who practiced his own lineage perfectly without involving in politics which shows his great sense of dharma purpose and a truly evolved being. A great example. Very inspiring.

I wish HH Penor Rinpoche’s incarnation returns soon and spreads the light of BuddhaDharma again.


HH Penor Rinpoche



Namdroling Monastery


Restaurants and Food in Namdroling Monastery

On the monastery grounds one can find shops where food is available for purchase. These shops may provide fried noodles, or eggs for breakfast, milk tea, etc. Fresh coconuts and grapes are often sold by an Indian vendor just inside the main gate, and a couple other Indian vendors often sell rice or light bread with sauce. Shanti Hotel is a restaurant on the ground floor of Paljor Dhargey Ling Guest House; Choice Hotel is located across the street. Both offer boiled milk tea or coffee. Also on the ground floor of the guest house and inside the monastery gates are general stores selling noodles, eggs, instant coffee, assorted condiments etc., as well as at least three which sell soda, lassi, and water.

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  1. Dear webmaster,

    I just requested you to put up this write up with pics on Penor Rinpoche and you did it so fast!!!! Thank you and I appreciate you appreciating my ‘contributions’ to this forum.

    I must thank you!! You guys are so devoted and hardworking. Inspiring to me and I really am amazed at all of you.


  2. The Monastery with Monks above is in Bylakuppe built by Penor Rinpoche. It is called Nyingma Namdroling Monastery and it is around 15 mins by drive to Sera Monastery and Serpom Monastery of Dorje Shugden. TK

  3. Is great to hear that there is a higher being who is does not get involve or comment good or bad in both side. How good if everyone thinks like him…

  4. thank you for sharing this information. It is sooo heart-warming and inspiring to hear of what this high lama is doing – this is really an example of pure Dharma practice. Thank you.

  5. OMB (Oh my Buddha) This is truly INSPIRING! I am so happy that Dharma does exists. Thank you for posting this up!!!

  6. I am a Gelugpa loyal to H.H. the Dalai Lama. I have friends on both sides of the Shugden issue. I feel so glad H.H. Penor Rinpoche is standing up for Shugden monks. H.H. the Dalai Lama is not the Ganden Tripa, Penor Rinpoche,Karmapa, or Sakya Trizin so the Shugden ban was not something he should have started. H.H. the Dalai Lama says he is ending sectarianism but he is actually creating it.
    Long Live H.H. the Dalai Lama, Penor Rinpoche, Om Vajra Wiki Witrana Soha, Free Tibet!!!!!!!!!!

  7. i’m nyingma n we dont have any case of shukden so dont make fake story on his holiness penor rinpoche… H.H.Penor rinpoche really supporting to H.H.Dalai lama as whole tibetan poeple know it… there is nothing relation with shukden case to H.H.Penor rinpoche…

  8. Clearly, HH Penor Rinpoche here shows to all Buddhists and the world, what a truly great Holy Being he is, filled with such great love and compassion for ALL mother beings, without exception and without selection.

  9. Blylakuppe is a Tibetan Settlement which is a 5 hours drive from Bangalore and a 30 mins drive to Sera Monastery. Between these 2 places there are many things you can buy without having to travel all the way 5 hours to Bylakuppe . H.H. Penor Rinpoche’s Monastery is halfway between Bylakuppe and Sera. Compassion don’t need to exist in a particular Lineage only. When the Ban on people who are Dorje Shugden practitioners and they are not allowed to buy supplies from the shops. Penor Rinpoche opened up his store in the Monastery for Dorje Shugden practitioners to buy supplies. H.H. Penor Rinpoche is compassionate and unbiased and doesn’t play along with the controversy.

  10. fake story creat by this ugly guys and don’t beleive… My dharma friends…—– OM AH HUNG VAJRA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG——-

  11. Let the man rest in peace!! he must be turning in his heavenly abode after reading this kind of disinformation about himself. Dont try to malign penor rinpoche. he has nothing to do with Dorje Shugden .period.

  12. I am a student of HH Penor Rinpoche and I could not keep myself out from not writing this because this article is totally misleading, specially when it stated that HH the Drupwang rinpoche do not regard HH the Dalai Lama. HH Dalai Lama Visited the monastery several times, even a saparate throne for HH Dalai Lama is always reserved and stands in the Namdroling monastery.

    Well having said that, I believe Dorji Shugdhen is a sectarian deity which is why it is not good, like even a racist human is bad, sectarian deity will be really bad because a spirit is suppose to have some powers beyound human which is dangerous. HH drupwang rinpoche I neve heard HH Drupwang Ripoche speak about Shugdhen but that does not mean he regards Dorji Shugdhen nor his monastery allowing monks to buy some the shops around his monastery does not mean he supports Dorji Shugdhen, there is nothing to do with Dorji Shugdhen, but humanity period. But i got to tell you this, one of the most regarded Chabji Chadrel rinpoche also does not regard Shugdhen for his sectarian being too and is never recomanded for any practice or worship but he do not ban people nor i see HH Dalai lama Banning it but reminding his people of the bad that this deity is.

  13. Yes, Dorji Shugdhen is a sectarian deity that, any one receives teaching or practice other form of Buddhism other than Gelug will be punished. That what NEw Kadampa is exactly doing because any one within the school are not allowed to practice or receive teaching from other schools. if you do not believe, Check if Tsem Rinpoche has received any other teaching and linages from other masters other than Gelug? or even all those Shugdhen worshipping monk, no one will would have received learning and teaching from masters of other schools not because they wouldnt want to but they fear Shugdhen? if they do, they die a terrible death and there are true stories of such incidences even to great high lama’s of their linage. Sugdhen, therefore is a deity that will seize one’s religious freedom and New Kadam is the school that will also do the same if any one joins? you can just check that…!

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.…Instead of turning away people who practise Dorje Shugden, we should be kind to them. Give them logic and wisdom without fear, then in time they give up the ‘wrong’ practice. Actually Shugden practitioners are not doing anything wrong. But hypothetically, if they are, wouldn’t it be more Buddhistic to be accepting? So those who have views against Dorje Shugden should contemplate this. Those practicing Dorje Shugden should forbear with extreme patience, fortitude and keep your commitments. The time will come as predicted that Dorje Shugden’s practice and it’s terrific quick benefits will be embraced by the world and it will be a practice of many beings.

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