Saturday, February 4 2023

9 AM
Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 9 a.m.

Dudjom Rinpoche III Sangye Pema Shepa POL throne

Dudjom Rinpoche III Sangye Pema Shepa at Pema Osel Ling 2018



We will honor the first anniversary of Dudjom Rinpoche III Sangye Pema Shepa's parinirvana (Dechö in Tibetan) on February 4, 2023. We will recite Dorsem Lama Chopa puja with tsok. You may join in person or via livestreaming.


The sessions are free of charge and no registration is necessary. If you plan to attend in person, please bring evidence of a negative Covid test taken within 24 hours of arrival, and plan to wear a mask in the shrine room.

We will not be offering lunch for this event.


Please consider making an offering for tsok or butterlamps here.


Livestreaming Links: 

Morning Session: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (PST)

Afternoon Session: 2:30 pm to 6 pm (PST)



There will be an online viewable text for this puja. The link will be posted in the YouTube Chat.

The "Chariot of Great Merit" (Dorsem Lama Chopa) text is available for purchase in digital format here or print format here 


For questions please email us at


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 Our Lord of Refuge, Dudjom Rinpoche III Sangye Pama Shepa.


Lama Sonam Rinpoche encourages all sangha to attend by streaming. 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 in person or online, Lama Sonam Rinpoche recommends that, for your own accumulation of merit, "it would be very beneficial during this time to do the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche or the Vajra Guru Mantra, to sponsor Tsok and Butterlamps, and make any kinds of offerings, including water bowl offerings, prostrations and circumambulations.”