Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's Dechö (Parinirvana Anniversary): Dorsem Lama Chöpa Practice, December 21-23, 2014



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Lama Tharchin Rinpoche discusses Dungse Rinpoche's Parinirvana

This December 21-23 will mark the Third Anniversary of Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche’s parinirvana (Dechö in Tibetan). We will do three days of Dorsem Lama Chöpa (the Guru in the form of Vajrasattva) practice with self-empowerment.


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 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. 

There is no charge for the pujas but please bring a tsok offering to share. Meals and lodging are $9/meal and $15/night. Please register (to the right of this page) so we can arrange for your participation. 

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, butterlamps and make any kinds of offerings, including water bowl offerings, prostrations and circumambulations.” 

To sponsor tsok and/or butterlamps, use the offerings buttons below 


We will read the names of all sponsors and your loved ones each day during tsok. Please email your name and the name(s) of the loved ones for whom you are sponsoring to

 DTNR Dechö Tsok
DTNR Dechö Butterlamps


In order to give everyone an opportunity to accumulate merit and make a connection to these pujas, we are not limiting sponsorship. All money raised above costs of tsok or butterlamps will go towards care of our shrine and Guru Rinpoche statue, per Lama Sonam Rinpoche's request.

 Also - Bero Jeydren Publications would like to invite you to join in sponsoring the publication of The Chariot of Great Merit Vajrasattva practice, also called Dorsem Lama Chöpa (Offering to Lama Vajrasattva). Please click here for more information.


Sun, Dec. 21 - Tue, Dec. 23, 2014
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. US/Pacific

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