We have been instructed to send out the following clarification as to the condition and health of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.May all beings benefit!As follows:His Holiness Penor Rinpoche was recently in Bodh Gaya for the 20th annual Nyingma Monlam Chenmo ceremonies that began in late January. His Holiness arrived for the assembly after several weeks of overseas travel that included a major program in Macau. During the Monlam Chenmo assembly, His Holiness fell ill and was unable to attend the formal prayer gatherings.
Yangthang Rinpoche and other senior Nyingma lamas were consulted in regard to His Holiness' condition. The divinations concluded that His Holiness' indisposition was not serious and that with proper rest and medical attention, his condition would rapidly improve.
The decision was then made to leave Bodh Gaya several days before the completion of the gathering and seek medical care prior to making the trip back to Namdroling Monastery in Mysore, South India. His Holiness and attending monks left Bodh Gaya for Varanasi where His Holiness was admitted to a local hospital. After several days of care His Holiness was feeling much better and was able to leave the hospital and travel to Bangalore.
In Bangalore His Holiness checked into Columbia Asia Hospital to be under the care and observation of his regular physicians. With the care he is receiving, his condition continues to improve. His regimen includes walking to improve his strength and his is sleeping and eating well.
Given the present circumstances, there is no cause for alarm or anxiety regarding His Holiness' health. His condition has improved to the point where he is fully expecting to return home to Namdroling Monastery within several days.Sangha members may perform and dedicate prayers for His Holiness' health and long life, but please be mindful that this is not a situation that calls for extraordinary measures. It is always important and beneficial to pray for the long life of the great masters and the preservation of the Buddha's teachings. In that sense the present situation is no different than any other. Please be confident that there are presently no imminent risks to His Holiness' health and well-being.
With blessings!Per Lama Lobsang Chophel, Secretary10 February, 2009
Palyul Ling International