Dechod begins today @ 9am

The Third Parinirvana Anniversary (Dechö) of our most kind teacher
Lama Tharchin Rinpoche begins today at the
Pema Osel Ling Retreat Center.
We will be doing Dorsem Lama Chopa (Vajrasattva) pujas Thursday, August 18 – Saturday, August 20th. Attend as your schedule allows. For more info or to register click here.  If you are not able to attend, Lama Sonam Rinpoche encourages everyone to practice Vajrasattva and recite the Vajrasattva mantra during this special time.

At Pema Osel Ling we will be offering strings of beautiful white lotus lights on the mandala base of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche’s stupa continuously for the three days of the Dechö.


Lama Sonam Rinpoche has said that
“By making light offerings, we are praying not only for the enlightenment of all beings, but especially for the swift rebirth of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche. Light can manifest for many beings to dispel ignorance, bringing incredible merit to ourselves and to all sentient beings. By offering lights, we are praying that the inner light of all beings is joined with infinite light.”

To sponsor white lotus lights, tsok, butterlamps, or texts, please click here.


Final Words of Advice from Lama Tharchin Rinpoche ~

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Lama Tharchin Rinpoche’s Third DECHO
(Parinirvana Anniversary)

August 18 – 20, 2016
Pema Osel Ling


3rd Anniversary of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche’s Parinirvana

“After our teacher passes into parinirvana we have an incredible opportunity to connect with their wisdom mind that has been uncovered from the physical elements and has merged with the vast Dharmakaya.” 

~ Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, 2012


Please join us for the
3rd anniversary of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche’s parinirvana (dechö)
Dorsem Lama Chöpa (The Lama in the Form of Vajrasattva)
practice with self-empowerment
Thursday, August 18th – Saturday, August 20th
at Pema Osel Ling.

You may attend sessions as your schedule allows. There will be no charge for the pujas – meals are $10/meal and lodging $23/night.

It is recommended to register so that Vajrayana Foundation can plan for meals and lodging.  Register LINK ~~~> 

This link also includes the text list, the schedule, suggested attire, offerings and download for concise a Vajrasattva practice to do at home if you are unable to attend the retreat.

 We hope to see you as we remember our precious lama and leave you with these poignant words Lama Tharchin Rinpoche spoke after Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche’s parinirvana:

“During this time, we can remember Rinpoche’s wisdom, his kindness, how much that has penetrated our mind, how our lives would be inconceivable without him. We can come together and pray… that immediately when this life has set, we can be reborn in the Pureland, that we can practice together and attain fully enlightened Buddhahood – always together.”

About photo:
Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
at Orgyen Dorje Den
by Sonam Famarin