Friends of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche was started in 2000 by heart sangha in order to support Rinpoche's retreat time and create a way for students to access Rinpoche's teachings monthly and long-term. Our Heart Teachings subscribing members have continued this support and receive monthly videos that inspire our practice and enhance our connection to Rinpoche's legacy. Members become active participants in the preservation of this unique and authentic Vajrayana Buddhist ngakpa heritage. 

As a subscribing member, for a minimum of $20/mo for digital subscriptions or $27 per month (+ tax for California subscribers) for DVD,* you will receive:

  • in-depth teachings from one of the most experienced authentic Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist masters to live in the US
  • a 1- to 2-hour video teaching as mp4 digital video download or DVD, usually part of a 4-8 month series
  • access to teachings one to two years in advance of public availability
  • first access to on-demand video as they become available with digital subscription
  • monthly digital video is available both to stream and download
  • monthly DVDs ship free within the domestic US (add $5 international)
  • mp3 audio recordings of the series teachings (sent monthly to Digital subscribers and at the conclusion of the series to DVD subscribers)
  • 10% discount on Heart Teachings website with code
  • periodic special offers, gifts, or access for members only

Our current three-teaching series (November 2020-January 2020): 


Brighter than Crystal: The Indispensable Adornment of View, Meditation, and Action by Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa, Teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

Note: If you're already a current subscriber, there is no need to sign up. You'll continue to receive the teachings.

Find out more about this series on our blog.

*Important Note: You can become a member and support our efforts at any time - such support is essential to our work. However, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche stressed the importance of not receiving incomplete teachings. Therefore, we cannot send out videos partway through a series without including the whole series. If you start your membership mid-series (after November 2020 for the Brighter than Crystal series), you will need to purchase the previous months' videos in order to get up-to-date. Also, you can cancel your subscription at any time, but we encourage you to complete a teaching series, if possible.

There are a few ways you can support us:

1) Become a Supporting Member at $10/month to support our work and get a 15% discount on our website (note, this level does not include the videos): SUPPORTING

2) Become a DIGITAL Subscribing Member at $20/month and receive monthly video & audio for streaming and download of the current series teachings plus a 15% discount on our website: DIGITAL *

3) Become a DVD Subscribing Member at $27/month (+ tax for California residents & $5 shipping outside the US) and receive monthly DVDs of the current series teachings plus a 15% discount on our website: DVD * (we will contact you separately for DVD Member payment)

4) We always welcome more support. Contact us if you'd like to give at a higher rate and contribute to the larger archiving and preservation work that the subscriptions fund. We truly rely upon and appreciate your support.

*If you are in a formal retreat of six months or longer or are ordained sangha, please ask about special rates. 

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We also offer the chance to receive one previous exclusive series as an add-on subscription for current subscribers only. Let us know if you're interested in any of these teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche:

Transforming Obstacles, Training in Pure Perception (April-October 2020, 7 teachings)

Self-Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness (October 2019-March 2020, 6 teachings)

"The Ornament of the Wisdom Mind of Kuntuzangpo" aspiration prayer by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche (March-September 2019, 7 teachings)