Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

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Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby Punya » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:38 am

Dear Sangha and Friends,

It is with great sadness that we are sending this email to inform you that Lama Tharchin Rinpoche passed away today from a sudden heart attack. Lama Sonam Rinpoche has asked us to forward the message below from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche with his advice:
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"For those who are Lama Tharchin's students, if you have a spiritual connection to him as a student and him as a teacher this is a time to do your guru yoga. The guru doesn't ever pass. The guru is always in the present. So please do whatever form of guru yoga you can. Also this is the time to do Vajrasattva mantra to purify all the misdeeds. Also light butter lamps...”

We will get in touch soon with further details regarding our practice schedule.

With much love,
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We follow a spiritual path because we want to defeat our emotions and attain enlightenment, and to achieve that goal we need discipline, guidance and the courage to confront everything we have spent many lifetimes trying to avoid.
~Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby Punya » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:00 am

My heartfelt sympathy to Yudron and any other DW members who are Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's students. It is tragic that two of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's close students have passed suddenly in the last 12 months - the other being Traleg Rinpoche.
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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby Arnoud » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:14 am

Yes, my sympathies to Yudron and his other students as well. Sad news.

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Postby muni » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:28 am

Many many warm prayers. :heart: :buddha1: 'The guru doesn't ever pass. The guru is always in the present'.
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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby Grigoris » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:26 pm

Udanavarga: ''Like a person sentenced to death approaching his [place of] execution with every step he takes, such is the life of humans."

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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby yegyal » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:29 pm

Such sad news. My heart goes out to all his students.

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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby kirtu » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:53 pm

OM VAJRASATTVA HUNG

May Lama Tharchin quickly return to teach all beings.
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby conebeckham » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:55 pm

My condolences to his students, and I'll echo the advice of all the great masters: Now is the time to practice, especially Guru Yoga.

May he return quickly.
དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby heart » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:58 pm

All my love for his students.

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So long as you are not free from the limitations of accepting and rejecting,
That long will you not recognize the view of the innermost secret heart-essence."

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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby Dronma » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:24 pm

"The guru doesn't ever pass. The guru is always in the present."

:heart: :namaste: :heart:
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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby Sönam » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:07 am

Dronma wrote:"The guru doesn't ever pass. The guru is always in the present."

:heart: :namaste: :heart:


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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby Dronma » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:24 am

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche Discusses His Holiness Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's Cremation.
(Α video from last year).

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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby kirtu » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:07 pm

Lama Tharchin's kudang, Dorsem Lama Chopa puja practice and schedule.
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby oldbob » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:07 am

Like water poured into water

For the holy there is no coming or going.

Though if I had to guess, I'd say he is at the Copper colored mountain with Guru Rinpoche and the Consorts.

LIGHT shining on LIGHT.

Lama remember me.

Lama remember me.

Lama remember me.

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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby oldbob » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:03 pm

During puja, Loppon Jigme Rinpoche said the following words:

"Today is a very sad day. My uncle and your root guru, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche passed into Parinirvana and this is the saddest moment for all of us. His legacy was that he created this wonderful Guru Rinpoche's mandala here for us to enter into and connect with ... He worked tirelessly with every effort, mental, vocal, physical, for the teachings and well being of all beings and he slowly accomplished this wondrous mandala here and his aspiration and message for us to enter this mandala to practice with devotion and trust in the guru. And that when we trust and have devotion and faith in the guru, only then we can relate our own inner absolute guru within us that has never been separated from us. So at this juncture for all of us who have come here to connect with and to embark on what my uncle and your own root guru has created … this particular occasion we gather here to pray and to practice so that his enlightened activity will further flourish and will bring peace and happiness to all beings. And as Rinpoche himself has committed his life for the teachings and for well being, for us as disciples and followers to continue and support the guru's activities as a group and as individuals wholeheartedly practice and come together in one mandala until personal enlightenment … Rinpoche has always been saying that and always recommend and trusted Lama Sonam Rinpoche that he will lead all of you in furthering his activities with one pointed trust and devotion under the guidance of His Holiness Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and my late uncle Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's enlightened visions. This is just what he created for us to come together and if we follow that and enter this wonderful outer mandala he has created here, and enter here you will naturally have that sense of joy, vast experience of spaciousness and openness that we can immediately enter the inner mandala without having much to do that you will in other circumstances. Just coming here you can immediately change your environment, inner environment, which means your mind enters your own mandala. Immediately you have trust and devotion, trust in the guru, trust in yourself becomes self evident and this is what you have to recognize and come together and practice and entertain with this nature-like dharma and for that I will conclude here and again thank you all for coming, on behalf of my family, thank you for very much."

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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby JKhedrup » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:31 pm

This is in many ways the hardest lesson our gurus teach us, and one that most of us will have to learn one day. I pray Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's students can be the torchbearer of his projects so his holy aspirations can be fulfilled.

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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:19 pm

Dzongsar Khyentse's talks about Lama Tharchin's passing away:
http://www.vajrayana.org/files/5813/7542/5840/DKRs_talks_on_LTRs_Parinirvana.pdf
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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby dzogchungpa » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:21 am

Does anyone know how old Rinpoche was?
The true condition is beyond numbers. If we think in terms of an "individual being" this means that we are limiting, and consequently everything becomes complicated. If we want to understand, then we must not limit. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby Zhen Li » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:27 am

A river's course may be diverted, but it still flows from the same spring.

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Re: Message regarding Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Passing

Postby dzogchungpa » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:48 pm

It has been pointed out to me that Tulku Thondup's "Masters of Meditation and Miracles" gives Rinpoche's year of birth as 1936, so he would have been either 76 or 77.
The true condition is beyond numbers. If we think in terms of an "individual being" this means that we are limiting, and consequently everything becomes complicated. If we want to understand, then we must not limit. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu


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