Biography – Expansion

Late 90s
His Holinesses activities in South India began to bloom and bear fruit. In 1999 he completed Orgyen Dongang Shedrup Osel Dargye Ling, the so-called “Golden Temple” of Bylakuppe. He then completed construction of a badly-needed hospital for the local area, that will serve not only the monastic community but also the local population.

On the international front, in 1995, he came to the United States for teachings and empowerments in New York City and to grant the Terton Migyur Dorje’s Nam Chö treasure revelations at Kunzang Palyul Choling in Maryland.

He came again in 1997 and, during his visit, he founded the Palyul Retreat Center in the small rural community of McDonough, NY. In order to establish the Dharma firmly in the West, the Retreat Center serves as a place where Western practitioners do not have to travel so far to receive the teachings and carry through retreat. His Holiness taught the traditional retreat course Liberation is in the Palm of Your Hand from the first retreat in 1998 until 2008. Monks in attendance were astounded at the very personal style of teaching at the retreat. There are students who have spent an aggregated total of ten months receiving teachings directly from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in the context of this retreat.

His Holiness Penor Rinpoche continued to travel widely, granting major empowerments and transmissions all around the world including India, Nepal, Tibet, other parts of Asia and the West. They included the empowerments of the Rinchen Terdzö, the Kalachakra Tantra, the Guhyagarbha Tantra, the Namchö revelations, the complete cycle of Ratna Lingpa’s revelations, the Nyingma Kama and others.