Lama Tharchin

Lama Tharchin

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche (1936–2013) was a Dzogchen master of Vajrayana Buddhism and the tenth lineage holder of the Repkong Ngakpas, the largest community of non-monastic practitioners in Tibet. He left Tibet on foot with his family in 1960 and traveled to India and Nepal before coming to the United States in 1984 when he founded the Vajrayana Foundation. He was a student of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche, Lama Sherab Dorje Rinpoche, and Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche.

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The Passing of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

We are deeply saddened when Lama Tharchin Rinpoche passed away  Monday, July 22, 2013. Lama Tharchin was born in Tibet and was a dzogchen master who received his training at Dudjom Rinpoche’s monastery. He fled Tibet in 1959 to live in India and Nepal, before arriving in the United States...
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Lama Sonam Tsering on The Complete Nyingma Tradition

The multi-volume set, The Complete Nyingma Tradition From Sutra to Tantra includes  a moving  foreword from Alak Zenkar Rinpoche. Today we would like to share with our readers a special introduction from Lama Sonam Tsering in which he examines Lama Tharchin Rinpoche – instrumental in bringing...
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SNOW LION NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

An Interview with Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

*** The following is from the Snow Lion Newsletter, Winter Supplement 1995 Snow Lion: Rinpoche, can you tell us something about your activities here in the West? Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche The last time I saw my root teacher, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, his final instructions were for...
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The Teacher-Student Relationship: Jamgon Kongtrul

The following article is from the Spring, 1998 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodu Thaye, translation and commentary by Ron Garry, foreword by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche,...
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Lama Tharchin Rinpoche Establishes Traditional Dharma College in America

The following article is from the Summer, 1997 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. Angyur, Anam Thubten, Lama Tharchin, Orgyen Chowang, Lama Tsering Gyaltsen Lama Tharchin Rinpoche,...
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Thinley Norbu To Lead Dudjom Empowerments

The following article is from the Winter, 1995 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. INTERVIEW WITH LAMA THARCHIN RINPOCHE Rinpoche, can you tell us something about your activities here in...
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