27 Mar 2009 - His Holiness Penor Rinpoche Passes Away
His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche has passed away in India. The Sakyong, presently in Germany, will be sending an address to the Shambhala community in the near future. Until that time, Vajrasattva mantra may be done by vajrayana students.
His Holiness has been a spiritual master to the Sakyong for many years. The Sakyong studied with His Holiness and His Khenpos at Namdroling, the largest Nyingma teaching centre in the world.
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche recognized the Sakyong as Mipham Rinpoche and conferred the Enthronement of the Sakyong in 1995, and the Sakyong Wangmo in 2008.
(圖片是貝諾法王生前的莊嚴法照。This announcement was from the Shambhala News Service)
Below is the news from Palyul Ling 白玉中心的正式新聞發佈：
March 28th, 2009
The 11th Throneholder of the Palyul Lineage of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, entered the final stage of meditation at 8:20 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009, at the Palyul Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, South India.
Earlier, at noon, His Holiness received offerings from many of the highest Nyingma Lamas, Tulkus and dignitaries who had assembled to pay homage to him. Rinpoche left Columbia Asia Hospital at 3:30 PM with a Indian police escort arranged with the assistance of the Bhutanese government. He reached Palyul Namdroling at 6:40 PM and remained on his bed at the residence. Tulkus, Khenpos and lamas did aspiration prayers together with His Holiness until 8:20 PM. At that time Rinpoche looked around and then closed his eyes and went into meditation....
＊編註︰Kyabje Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche (1932-2009). He was the Third Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche 他是第三世竹旺‧貝瑪‧諾布仁波切, the Eleventh Throneholder of the Palyul Lineage 十一世白玉傳承持有者, and a former Supreme Head of the Nyingma School 寧瑪派（紅教）前教主.
在 Youtube上, 有一部介紹貝諾法王生平的影片 - The Compassionate World of H.H. Penor Rinpoche（英文發音），長40分鐘，共分四部份，極為完整，請到以下鏈結瀏覽：
2009年3月28日 - 薩姜就貝諾法王圓寂向香巴拉人作的開示
28 Mar 2009 - Sakyong on the passing of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche
To the Shambhala Community,
It is with a sad and heavy heart that I write to you today with the passing of His Holiness Drupwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche. His Holiness single-handedly revitalized and strengthened the Nyingma tradition. He also had a profound effect on the Shambhala lineage and community.
His Holiness enthroned me as the Sakyong, and one of his last activities was his confirmation and enthronement of Khandro Tseyang as the Sakyong Wangmo. He was also a teacher, advisor, and ally for me. He played a tremendous role in the Tibetan community as one of the key teachers and supporters of Tibetan culture and spirituality. He was a true bodhisattva who worked tirelessly, with great courage and conviction. He was genuine and undaunted by hardships. It is hard to imagine a world without his presence.
During this time, while His Holiness is in the state of samadhi, it is appropriate for students to practice meditation, remembering his kindness and blessings. Vajrayana students may recite the Vajrasattva mantra, purifying obscurations, and practice guruyoga sadhanas.
During this very sad and devastating time, my thoughts and prayers go out to all the tulkus, khenpos, lamas, and thousands upon thousands of monks and nuns that were under His Holiness's care. I have no doubt that they will fulfill all the wishes of Rinpoche and continue the tireless work of planting the victory banner of dharma.
With heartfelt blessings,
(This announcement was from the Shambhala News Service)
在邱陽創巴仁波切入寂（1987年），暨後來香巴拉攝政王 Vajra Regent, Ösel Tendzin 因愛滋病事件而導致僧團分裂的艱難過渡時期，有多位佛教大師護念著香巴拉的神聖法脈，扶持後來昇座的、當時甚年輕的薩姜米龐仁波切（彼時稱薩旺，王子之意）；其中最戮力者，即為尊貴的頂果欽哲法王，與貝諾法王。
1990年代中期，貝諾法王認證薩姜是為十九世紀西藏著名學者，大米龐的轉世化身 Mipham the Great；1995年，法王在加拿大香巴拉總部哈利法克斯（Halifax, Nova Scotia），為薩姜（大地護佑者之銜）正式昇座；2008年，法王更為薩姜王母舉行昇座大典 Sakyong Wangmo Empowerment（照片集錦）；此時法王已玉體違和，但仍欣然照顧香巴拉傳承之接續。法王恩澤，不可稱量。
（照片是貝諾法王與年輕的薩姜之合照。）資料來源：請參邱陽創巴仁波切編年誌 - http://chronicleproject.com/stories_128.html