Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Tenth Dechö Anniversary


“Wherever there is faith and devotion, Rinpoche’s presence is always there.”

  – Lama Tharchin Rinpoche (Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche’s 1st Dechö, December 15, 2012)

We are honoring the tenth anniversary of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche’s passing into Parinirvana, July 22nd, 2013 (August 1st, Sixth Month Full Moon Day, according to this year’s lunar calendar). You can participate in this special anniversary offerings in several ways.

On the solar anniversary, July 22nd, we are deeply honored to have Chakung Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche give a teaching on "The Ngakpa Tradition: Stories and a Teaching in Honor of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche" at 10 am Pacific Time. You can read about Chakung Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche and make offerings on the Abhaya Fellowship website. Download a PDF of the practice text for the teaching.

Here is the Zoom Webinar link:

Topic: Heart Teachings: Lama Tharchin Rinpoche’s Tenth Dechö Parinirvana Anniversary

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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Also on July 22nd, Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo and Jnanasukha Foundation are hosting a full day of talks and practices. You can find out more on the Jnanasukha website. You can also make an offering to Jnanasukha Foundation here.


Then on August 1st, the Sixth Lunar Month Full Moon Day anniversary of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's passing, Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche, Tulku Thadral Rinpoche, and Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche, along with other lamas and sangha, will perform a day-long Vajrasattva Dorsem Lama Chöpa puja. Please visit the Vajrayana Foundation website for details and to make offerings.


"An Excellent Treasure Vase of Blessings" by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

“This incredibly special Guru Rinpoche practice is Lama Tharchin Rinpoche’s mind treasure. It arose from his own devotion, appreciation, and gratitude to Guru Rinpoche as well as Lama Tharchin Rinpoche’s own pure awareness…” – Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche, July 2023

We are very pleased and honored to offer Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Guru Rinpoche practice with an introduction by Orygen Chowang Rinpoche. You can download a PDF of the text for your tablet or device here for the month of August 2023 or purchase the text after August. Stream a recording of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche reciting the practice on SoundCloud.

Vajrasattva Practices

You will also find resources for doing Vajrasattva practice at home on SoundCloud.


Find more from Lama Tharchin Rinpoche on the significance of Parinirvana practice and Vajrasattva practice in particular on our blog post from 2022.


Photos: 1) Lama Tharchin Rinpoche in Eastern Bhutan, 2012 (by Pema Dechen)

2) Chakung Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche with Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, Pema Ösel Ling Tröma Nagmo Retreat, June 2012 (by Sonam Famarin)

3) Lama Tharchin Rinpoche with Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo, Honolulu, Hawaii 2011 (by Myron Berney)

4) Lama Tharchin Rinpoche with Lama Sonam Tsering, Pema Ösel Ling

5) Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche (Pristine Mind Foundation)

2 Responses

John Roger Barrie
John Roger Barrie

February 06, 2024

May the memory of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche’s sweet disposition, unconditional love, and profound wisdom remain in our hearts forever! May his sublime blessings continually benefit all beings!


February 06, 2024

Thank you for putting this together in such a clear and beautiful way for this important time 🙏

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