Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Eleventh Decho



Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Eleventh Dechö (Parinirvana Anniversary)

Sunday, July 21, 2024


Please join us as we remember our sublime and most kind founder and teacher

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

Dorsem Lama Chöpa (Offering to the Lama in the Form of Vajrasattva)

 In Person and By Streaming (links will be posted soon)



Morning Session - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Lunch (provided) - 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session - 2:30 to 5:00 pm 

Sessions are available free of charge. Donations are always welcome. (Sorry, overnight accommodations are not available.)


The online text and page-turning guides will be provided in the YouTube Chat

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We want to share Rinpoche's own beautiful words about the importance of decho "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." 


There is no charge for the Decho, but we invite you to make offerings for this special puja below.



"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 practice and to sponsor tsok and butterlamps, as well as offer water bowls, prostrations and circumambulations." Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche 


Lotus Lights on LTR Ku-Dung Stupa


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  "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."


Lotus Lights (select amount)
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 Flowers and Light DYR Decho

Flowers and Light Offering

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Butter Lamps (select amount)
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Tsok (select amount)
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Flowers (select amount)
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Puja Name or Date:




Recommended Practices and Swift Rebirth Prayers

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

•  Vajrasattva Daily Practice (PDF)

•  Dorsem Lama Chopa (available in print and digital formats)

•  Ka-Ter Dorsem (this practice is found in the following text: "Vajrasattva Meditation Ritual, Ritual to Guide the Dead, and Additional Practices", available in print and digital formats)

•  100 Syllable mantra (PDF)

•  Shower of Blessings (available in print and digital formats)

•  Seven Line Prayer (PDF)

•  Tsok Kang Dechen (PDF)

•  Tsok Kang Trul Pay (PDF)

•  Swift Rebirth Prayer by Loppon Jigme Rinpoche (PDF)




Thank you for joining us on this day to remember and honor our precious lama.

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Location: Pema Osel Ling
2013 Eureka Canyon Road
Watsonville , CA 95076

Date: July 21, 2024, 9 a.m. - July 21, 2024, 5 p.m.