Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Fourth Dechö (Parinirvana Anniversary)


Join us for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Fourth Dechö (Parinirvana Anniversary), August 5-7, 2017.

Daily Schedule

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Texts required for this puja


"When our teachers pass into parinirvana, this means that through their immeasurable compassion, they will be performing their wisdom activity in a different way. One of their activities is to remind us of the inescapable truth of impermanence - to compel us to practice seriously. It is very beneficial during this time (Decho) to do Vajrasattva practice and to sponsor tsok and butterlamps, as well as offer water bowls, prostrations and circumambulations." Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche 


Recommended Practices and Swift Rebirth Prayers

If you are unable to join us here during this time, Lama Sonam Rinpoche recommends the following prayers and practices: 

•  Vajrasattva Daily Practice (PDF)
•  Dorsem Lama Chopa
•  Ka-Ter Dorsem ( this practice is found in the following text: "Vajrasattva Meditation Ritual, Ritual to Guide the Dead, and Additional Practices" )
•  100 Syllable mantra
•  Shower of Blessings
•  Seven Line Prayer (PDF)
•  Tsok Kang Dechen (PDF)

•  Tsok Kang Trul Pay (PDF)

•  Swift Rebirth Prayer by Loppon Jigme Rinpoche (PDF)


Please join us by making offerings to sponsor tsok, offer butterlamps, and Dorsem Lama Chopa shrine loaner texts for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's fourth Dechö. You may also make an offering to sponsor someone else to attend the retreat who may otherwise not have the resources. Please send your names for dedication to

Make offerings for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Dechö 

Dechö Tsok Offering
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Dechö - Butterlamps Offering
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Scholarship Offerings
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Shrine Loaner Text Offerings
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Organizer Dharma Programs


Sat, Aug. 5 - Mon, Aug. 7, 2017
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. America/Los_Angeles


Pema Osel Ling
2013 Eureka Canyon Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
United States