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 $26 per month (+ tax for California subscribers) for DVD* (all links below), 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 4-6 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 for both streaming and download
  • monthly DVDs ship free within the domestic US (add $3 international)
  • mp3 audio recordings of the series teachings (sent monthly to Digital subscribers and at the conclusion of the series to DVD subscribers)
  • 20% discount on Heart Teachings website with code
  • periodic special offers, gifts, or access for members only

Our current Member Exclusive Video for August-December 2022:

Zhi Lam Draybu Monlam, an Aspiration Prayer for the Ground, Path, and Fruition of Dzogchen by Jigme Lingpa (Nalanda West 2011) 

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

*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, if you subscribe partway through a series, you will need to purchase the previous months' videos in order to have the complete teachings. We will invoice you for the balance. Also, you can cancel your subscription at any time, but we strongly encourage you to complete a teaching series in order to receive the complete teaching as Rinpoche advises. If your circumstances change before you're able to complete a series, please reach out to us to see what options there may be.

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 MONTHLY VIDEOS but members will receive periodic subscriber gifts): Click here for 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 20% discount on our website: Click here for DIGITAL *

3) Become a DIGITAL Supporting Member at $30/month and receive monthly video & audio for streaming and download of the current series teachings plus a 20% discount on our website: Click here for SUPPORTING DIGITAL

4) Become a DVD Subscribing Member at $26/month (+ tax for California residents & $3 shipping outside the US) and receive monthly DVDs of the current series teachings plus a 20% discount on our website: Click here for DVD * (we will contact you separately for DVD Member payment if you are a California resident)

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. See more ways to give below.

* If you are in a formal retreat of six months or longer, are ordained sanhga, or Vajrayana Foundation staff, please ask us 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. These are not yet available to the public. Let us know if you're interested in any of these teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche:

Tsok Khang Dechen 2010 (February-July 2022, 6 teachings)

Jewel Ship by Longchenpa 2010 (August 2021-January 2022, 6 teachings)

Recognizing Our True Nature (Teachings from Bodhi House, March 2013) (July 2021, 1 teaching)

Inner Peace, Luminous Mind, A Heart Jewel for the Fortunate, Pointing Out Instructions of the Great Perfection, Nalanda West, April 2009 (February-June 2021, 5 teachings)

Brighter than Crystal: The Indispensable Adornment of View, Meditation, and Action by Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa, Teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche (November 2020-January 2021, 3 teachings)

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Please note, payments to Heart Teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche for audio, video, and other items are not tax-deductible. On the Donate page, you'll see "Chok Jin" aka Heart Teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche. Thank you so much!

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, we encourage you to donate to the Lama Tharchin Rinpoche Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit that supports our mission to preserve and make available Rinpoche's authentic dharma legacy. You can donate through PayPal with the following account:  Email us at if you'd like more information.