Tharchin, Lama

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Lama Tharchin
English Phonetics Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
Name Suffix Rinpoche
Tharchin Rinpoche-Vajrayana.jpg
Dates
Birth:   1936
Death:   2013/07/22
Place of birth:   Tibet


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Website:   http://www.vajrayana.org/
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Vajrayana Foundation
Teachers
Dudjom Rinpoche · Chatral Rinpoche · Lama Sherab Dorje Rinpoche · Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Biographical information

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche was a Dzogchen (Great Perfection) master of Vajrayana Buddhism. He was the tenth lineage holder of the Repkong Ngakpas. This is a family lineage of yogis, or householders, and was the largest community of non-monastic practitioners in Tibet. Rinpoche was trained in His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche's monastery, engaged in five years of solitary retreat and then completed the three year retreat with three others under Dudjom Rinpoche.

In addition to Dudjom Rinpoche, his main teachers were Chatral Rinpoche, Lama Sherab Dorje Rinpoche, and Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. Rinpoche left Tibet by foot with his family in 1960. He lived in Orissa, India and Kathmandu, Nepal before coming to America in 1984 for health reasons. While in America, Dudjom Rinpoche asked Lama Tharchin Rinpoche to turn the third wheel of Dharma, the teachings of Vajrayana Buddhism.

As a householder with two sons, Rinpoche had a wonderfully kind and wise approach to working with Western students. His gentleness and jewel-like qualities embodied a living expression of the wisdom and compassion of the Buddhadharma. He was so rare and precious, not only because of his great realization, but also for his vast knowledge of Tibetan ritual arts, music, and dance, as well as the philosophical basis of the Vajrayana teachings. (Source Accessed Oct 14, 2015)

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Video Teachings: Heart Teachings

Main website: Vajrayana Foundation

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