We send auspicious lunar New Year greetings with wishes for a brilliant Year of the Male Iron Rat. Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, himself a Fire Rat, recognized that the Rat holds the key to a boundless treasure house of everything desirable. May the door to the treasury of riches and blessings open for our environment and all beings!
As a Losar offering, we have produced a teaching by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche on the meaning and importance of sangha and other answers to students' questions given in 1994 in Oakland, California. You can stream the teaching on SoundCloud where you'll also find many other recordings by Rinpoche. We hope you enjoy it. Happy Chotrul Duchen Festival of Miracles!
Illustration of the Year of the Female Earth Rat by Longdrol with Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, 2008.