Rinpoche's Writings & Transcripts


Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Final Words of Advice

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche passed into parinirvana on the lunar sixth month full moon day (July 22) 2013 in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Rinpoche had written words of advice (Shal Chem) that he asked Pema Dechen to give to sangha after he passed.

Download Rinpoche's original Tibetan here, the English translation here, and the Tibetan in U-Chen script here.

The Blazing Scythe of Wisdom

Download the Prayer (PDF) by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche on purifying our inner obscurations through cleaning our outer environment.

Blazing Wisdom Mudra: A Vajrakilaya Practice for Continuity

Download the PDF for tablet or letter format with Tibetan/Phonetics/English or in Tibetan/English here.

Cultivating the Two Accumulations

Download a free PDF or purchase a booklet of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's teaching to Three-Year Retreatants in 2005.

A Drop of Nectar, An Old Man's Heart Advice

Download Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's 2002 poem, A Drop of Nectar or A Droplet of Elixir, of pith instructions for carrying negative phenomena onto our spiritual path. You can find Rinpoche's teachings on his poem in A Drop of Nectar, An Old Man's Heart Advice (2003), A Drop of Nectar at Esalen (2004), New York City teachings 2010 (coming), Open Secret teachings 2010 (coming), and Heart Advice at Nalanda (2011).


Download the PDF of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's teaching on the Benefits of Drupchen from Pema Osel Ling 2006

Drupchen Tong-Thun in Tibetan and English

An Excellent Treasure Vase of Blessings Guru Rinpoche practice

Purchase a PDF download of the text. Purchase MP3 audio or stream for free a recording of Rinpoche reciting the prayer.

The Flute of the Celestial Musician's Daughter, A Song of Joy

Download PDF of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's song composed during Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's visit to Pema Osel Ling in 2005 in Tibetan or English.

A Longing Melody of Faith

Download PDF of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's prayer to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal, A Longing Melody of Faith in letter format or for tablet. You can find Rinpoche's teachings on the prayer in A Heartfelt Longing Melody of Faith (2004). Stream Rinpoche reciting the prayer on YouTube and SoundCloud or purchase a download.


 The Outer Offerings, a brief explanation by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

 Short Explanation on the Benefit of Offering Light by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

Ornament of the Wisdom Mind of Kuntuzangpo

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's prayer of aspiration he wrote in 2000 in response to the death of his young nephew Kalsang Norbu. Rinpoche's teachings on the prayer are available here.

Download a free PDF of the prayer translated by Ngawang Zangpo, January 2001

Or purchase Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo's 2017 translation (PDF) and help support Jnanasukha Foundation.


General Chopon Notes According to the Mindroling Tradition of the Nyingma PDF

Notes on practicing the Troma Sur Chod offering, PDF companion to Troma Nagmo Fire & Water Offerings (Series 13)


An explanation of tormas by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche: Tormas in Tibetan Buddhism (PDF)

Video teaching on tormas by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche streaming on YouTube and Vimeo. Also available for download.

Damchen Chitor Dharmapalas (PDF)

We hope to have Rinpoche's quality torma reproductions available again in the future.

Treasure Vase Talks

Los Angeles 1996 and 2005 Talks PDF

Treasury of Gems of Threefold Faith

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's brief commentary on the concise supplication to Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche in Tibetan and English (see Wisdom Nectar Foreword, Shambhala Publications, 2005 for an earlier version).

Tsok: Brief Teaching on the Practice of Tsok

Excerpt from teachings given by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche at Phowa Retreat, Pema Osel Ling, April 2001. 3 pages (PDF)

Vajrayana Foundation Logo Meaning

Download the PDF of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's explanation.

Vajra Guru Mantra Meaning

Download the PDF of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's brief explanation of the syllables.


Two short explanations by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche of using visualization in our meditation practice: Pema Osel Ling 1991 and Seattle 1993 (PDF's)