Three years after the parinirvana of Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, Rinpoche's reincarnation has now been found and confirmed in Bhutan. Sey Rinpoche (Dungse Gyanata Rinpoche) was officially recognized on the day of the full moon, an auspicious day in the Tibetan calendar, by HH Dodrupchen Rinpoche. A beautiful rainbow was seen when the news was announced.
Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche (1931–2011) was an important teacher in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He was the eldest son of Dudjom Rinpoche and the father of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche and Dungse Garab Rinpoche.
Rinpoche was held to be the incarnation of Tulku Drime Oser, one of the sons of Dudjom Lingpa. He was also considered to be an emanation of Longchen Rabjam, the 14th century Nyingma scholar who composed the Seven Treasuries. He died in California on 26 December 2011.