Thinley Norbu Rinpoche (1931-2011) (Wylie: gdung sras ’phrin las nor bu), a major modern teacher in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism was the eldest son of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, former head of the Nyingma lineages. He was considered to be an emanation of Longchen Rabjam, the great Nyingma Scholar and Siddha. He was a pre-eminent teacher of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and he was patron of the Vajrayana Foundation.
His association with the Dudjom Lineage is a long one. He is the incarnation of Tulku Drime Oser, who was one of seven sons of Dudjom Lingpa (sGas-gter bDud-‘joms Gling-pa Khrag-‘thung Nus-ldan rDorje 1835-1904) and is considered to be an emanation of Longchenpa, the 14th century Nyingma lama and writer of Seven Treasures. He was the eldest son of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche.
In his youth in Tibet he studied for 9 years at Mindroling Monastery.
He is a pre-eminent teacher of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and he is patron of the Vajrayana Foundation.
In his youth in Tibet he studied for 9 years at Mindrolling Monastery, one of the six major monasteries of the Nyingma school in Tibet.
During his exile in the West he wrote a number of books including:
*The Small Golden Key
*Magic Dance – the Display of the Self-nature of the Five Wisdom Dakinis
*White Sail – Crossing the Waves of Ocean Mind to the Serene Continent of the Triple Gems
*Practice of the Essence of the Sublime Heart Jewel, the Propitious Speech from the Beginning, Middle and End by *Patrul Rinpoche (Translation)
*Welcoming Flowers From Across The Cleansed Threshold Of Hope
*Cascading Waterfall of Nectar