Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Sixth Dechö


Join us for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Sixth Dechö (Parinirvana Anniversary), August 15, 2019.





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"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)


We invite you to listen to Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's dharma talk in Seattle, April 17, 1993 - An Evening of Stories.





At Pema Osel Ling we will be offering strings of beautiful white lotus lights on the mandala base of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche’s reliquary stupa. Lama Sonam Rinpoche has said that "by making light offerings, we are praying not only for the enlightenment of all beings, but especially for the swift rebirth of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche. The outer lights symbolize the inner light of our own practice. Our meditation cultivates our natural light. Light can manifest for many beings to dispel ignorance, bringing incredible merit to ourselves and to all sentient beings. By offering lights, we are praying that the inner light of all beings is joined with infinite light."


Please join us by making offerings to sponsor tsok, butterlamps, the lotus lights on Rinpoche's Ku-Dung Stupa, and Dorsem Lama Chopa shrine loaner texts for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Sixth 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 Lotus Lights
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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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Location: Pema Osel Ling
2013 Eureka Canyon Road
Watsonville , CA 95076

Date: Aug. 15, 2019, 9 a.m. - Aug. 15, 2019, 5 p.m.