Tuesday, January 4 2022

9 AM
Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022 9 a.m.
Practice Retreat

Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche



This January 4th marks the tenth 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.


This event will be held via livestreaming.

The sessions are free of charge. Please click the YouTube links below to join the livestreaming. No registration is necessary.


Please consider making an offering for tsok or butterlamps here.


There will also be a free read only online viewable text.



Livestreaming Link:

Morning Session, 9:00 am: https://youtu.be/NVi3Lek4VPU

Afternoon Session, 2:30 pm: https://youtu.be/8jKMS0ccqQE

Click Here: Dorsem Lama Chopa Online Viewable Text



 To Purchase physical or digital copies of the Dorsem Lama Chopa Text

Available in print form or by digital download


For questions please email us at office@vajrayana.org



As Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, in speaking of Kyabje Rinpoche’s Dechö, 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. 


If you are unable to join us, 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.” 

10:30 AM
Saturday, Jan 1, 2022 10:30 a.m.
Multi-day Event
Practice Retreat


Dudjom Rinpoche's "Advice for Mountain Retreat"

(Ri Chö)

Teachings with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

Click here to read more about Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche.


 January 1 - 9, 2022

Now By Streaming Only - Recordings will be available for later viewing


Ri Cho: Extracting the Quintessence of Accomplishment – Oral Instructions for the Practice of Mountain Retreat Expounded Simply and Directly in their Essential Nakedness







"For those who, through the reunion of their perfectly pure past aspirations and potential karma, have heart-felt confidence in the Dharma of the profound and secret Great Perfection and in the Guru who reveals it, and who wish to go through the practice to its ultimate end, for all these fortunate beings here is an entrance door....."

[HH Dudjom Rinpoche, from Mountain Retreat]


Trekchod is the epitome of Vajrayana's Great Perfection (Dzogchen) teachings, introducing qualified practitioners to the View of original purity by "cutting through" deluded perceptions about the nature of mind and phenomena.  


Students must meet prerequisite requirements to attend.  Lama Sonam Rinpoche says any serious student of the Dharma who has begun their Ngondro (Preliminary Practices) in any lineage may take the teachings this year. 


LungThe lung for this text and others* will be given during the first session and must be received in real time (in person or by streaming)


Text: The Advice for Mountain Retreat text is available to purchase in print or as a digital download at Dharma Treasures.


Registration Fees: If you are not able to register at one of the suggested levels of donation, please contact office@vajrayana.org. No one will be turned away from the teachings for lack of funds.


Offerings: If you would like, you are welcome to make offerings to create an auspicious connection with these teachings.