Dungtse Rinpoche’s father Dudjom Rinpoche who was recognized as the reincarnation of Dudjom Lingpa (terton) was the founder of The Dudjom New Treasure which is considered as one of the Nyingmapa’s sect. At the appropriate moment disciples appear in the world as Tertons, or revealors of these teachings which are known as Terma, or Treasures of Dharma. These teachings were to be discovered at certain time periods, when the beings were in need of a particular teaching to remove obstacles, sickness and various other catastrophies. Terma are dharma treasure. H.H Dudjom Rinpoche, a great Terton, received numerous direct transmissions from Guru Padmasambhava. His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche was one of these treasure discoverers and he revealed many teachings that would benefit beings at the time of war, famine and world disharmony that we are facing at the present moment. So the Dudjom Tersar is fresh, vivid, and direct with no loss of meaning, words or blessing. These teachings flowed from Guru Rinpoche to Dudjom Rinpoche, from Dudjom Rinpoche to Dungtse Rinpoche, from Dungtse to Garab Rinpoche and to us is a direct short lineage. Therefore this lineage is uncontaminated and knows no degeneration by broken samayas. The blessing and attainments are immediate.
Under the guidance of his father, Dungtse Rinpoche was the chief architect of Memorial Chhorten in Thimphu, Bhutan which was built in 1974 to honour the memory of late Third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk.
passed away on 26th of December, 2011 in the hospital in California at the age of eighty. Dungtse Rinpoche is the father of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche and Dungtse Garab Dorje Rinpoche, He was considered to be an emanation of the fourteenth-century Nyingma master Longchempa. It was said that his body would be brought to Bhutan after 21 days from his death.
Our lord protector His Holiness Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche passed into parinirvana last night. Rinpoche wrote down a message for all of us, asking that everyone do Vajrasattva practice for three weeks. These were Rinpoche’s last vajra words for us. http://www.vajrayana.org/tnr.html
On 31st January, 2011, Rinpoche’s dead body arrived in the Bhutan Embassy in India, New Delhi where his followers and devotees received in great faith and devotion with H.H. Garab Rinpoche leading the procession. This small group of devotees was comprised of Rinpoche’s root followers both from Bhutan and United States, and Bhutanese people from in and around Delhi. The next day, the death body will be arrived in Paro, Bhutan.
“Do not think that Rinpoche needs our help with puja. Don’t have that concept. This is our practice so that we can receive Rinpoche’s blessings and have a taste of Rinpoche’s wisdom mind and how to seal Rinpoche’s wisdom mind with our mind. That is the purpose for us to do puja with faith and devotion.”