News update from Tekchokling:


Dear friends

We thought we would give a few words to update you with news we received from Kathmandu.

Rinpoche died on Saturday 22nd June and stayed in Tukdam - a samadhi - until the following Tuesday.

Following instructions from His Holiness, The Karmapa, the nuns at Tekchokling, along with about 15 from Rinpoche's nunnery in Bhutan are doing daily practices and prayers with his Kudung (sku gdung - his sacred bodily remains).

They are performing the same prayers that we are each day, singing his Guru Yoga and his Sadhana of Mahamudra.

Monks from Pullahari monastery are also performing daily pujas.

The date for the cremation hasn't been set yet, and Lama Shenpen and I (Lama Dashon) are waiting for more news before deciding when to go. 

You can see photos of the ceremonies on Tekchokling's facebook page here.

Please continue to join us when you can for our daily prayers and recitation of his Guru Yoga at this special time:

7 am - Morning Puja   (liturgy) -   Zoom link

9 am - Shakyamuni Sadhana (liturgy) - Zoom link

10.15 am - Mahamudra Pranidhana  (liturgy) - Zoom Link

1.45 pm - Apramanas - Zoom link

5pm - Samantabhadracharya Pranidhana  (liturgy) - Zoom link

7.30 pm - Evening Puja -(liturgy)  Zoom link

8.35pm - Mahāmudrā Sadhana (for those with the transmission, the link will be sent to you separately)

At the end of each session we will also sing KTGR Guru Yoga:

All appearances are appearance-emptiness, the enlightened form of the guru.
All sounds resound as sound and emptiness, the supreme speech of the guru.
All thoughts and memories are clarity-emptiness, the guru’s supreme
enlightened mind.
You are from stopping and creating free—guru, please think of me.
Guru of equality, please think of me.

Spoken by Dechen Rangdrol, San Diego, California,
December 22, 2003. Translated by Ari Goldfield. 

Click here for the tune sung by Lama Dashon