The ultimate refuge of this and future lives, Lord of all Deities and Protector of all Mandalas, is His Holiness the Third Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche, and if I mention his name for a greater purpose, it is Jigme Thubten Shedrub Choekyi Drayang Pal Zangpo. Just as Penor Rinpoche offered his crown hair before Khenchen Ngagi Wangpo and received the Manjusri Jnanasattva empowerment along with a statue, thereby establishing an auspicious circumstance at the beginning of his life, in the same way, on the auspicious 18th day of the fifth Tibetan month, 2142 Royal Year, 4th July 2015, his reincarnation, His Holiness the Fourth Pema Norbu Rinpoche, Migyur Dechen Garwang Zilnon Dorje, also offered his crown hair and received the refuge vow and long life empowerment from the ultimate spiritual teacher, Lord of the Ocean of Deities and Mandalas, His Eminence Chogtrul Sangye Tsering Rinpoche, the reincarnation of Khenchen Ngagi Wangpo.
This marks the virtuous, auspicious and perfect beginning of the flourishing of Yangsi Rinpoche’s enlightened activities of his body, speech and mind which is no doubt a matter of great joy, respect and rejoicing for all of us, the students of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. This activity also creates the auspicious and extraordinary circumstance for Yangsi Rinpoche to live for a hundred eons, to embrace the enlightened activities of his predecessor, to spontaneously fulfil all his noble wishes and for the light of his enlightened activities for the benefit of all sentient beings and the teachings to increase and pervade throughout the world in the ten directions.
Gyangkhang Tulku, 9th July 2015