Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's Eighth Dechö

Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

 

Schedule, Text List, and Registration to follow

 

This December 28th marks the eighth Anniversary of Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche’s parinirvana (Dechö in Tibetan). 

 

With regard to Dechö ”De” is the time when a lama passes into parinirvana and “Chö” is the aspect where the student makes offerings to connect with the blessings of the lama’s wisdom mind. This is a time of particular significance for all of us with a Dharma connection to Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche.

 

As Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, in speaking of Kyabje Rinpoche’s Dechöd, said:

 

“For us, our Lama’s Dechö is equal to that of Buddha Shakyamuni and all past Buddhas, and is in fact more important because Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche is our root lama: He shows us the path, gives teachings, guides us on the path and we rely on Rinpoche until we become fully enlightened and inseparable with him. It is like doing one mantra on a holy day where the merit multiplies by millions. 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, make aspiration prayers together that immediately this life has set we can be reborn in the Pureland, that we can practice together and attain fully enlightened Buddhahood always together. Then we don’t have any separation, from life to life.”  

 


[For Rinpoche’s full words about Dechö please click here]

 

Lama Sonam Rinpoche encourages all sangha to attend. Please make every effort to join us at this time so that we can come together, pray and make aspirations. 

There is no charge for the puja but please bring a tsok offering to share. There is a charge for lunch ($10). Lodging is also a seperate fee. Please refer to registration link above.

If you are unable to join us in person, Lama Sonam Rinpoche recommends that, for your own accumulation,"it would be very beneficial during this time to do Vajrasattva practice, to sponsor Tsok and Butterlamps, and make any kinds of offerings, including water bowl offerings, prostrations and circumambulations.” 

 

Location: Pema Osel Ling
2013 Eureka Canyon Road
Watsonville , CA 95076

Date: Dec. 28, 2019, 9 a.m. - Dec. 28, 2019, 6 p.m.