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Parinirvana of Venerable Dhomang Gyatrul Rinpoche

It is with heavy hearts that we inform the greater sangha community, and especially all close heart disciples, that our beloved precious master, the Venerable Dhomang Gyatrul Rinpoche, passed into paranirvana on April 8th, 2023 at 2:30 am at his home in Half Moon Bay, California.

We are all very aware of the exceptional life that Rinpoche lived and how Rinpoche dedicated himself to the propagation of Buddhadharma, especially as a pioneer in the west in the 1970s until the present time. We are eternally grateful for Rinpoche’s example, kindness, vajra presence, teachings, and wisdom blessings that have been a part of our lives for so many years.

Please click here to view teachings given during the Vajrasattva practices held in honor of Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche’s Parinirvana.

Profound peace, natural simplicity
Uncompounded luminosity
I have found a nectar-like Dharma

-Shakyamuni Buddha

As in any great journey in life, it begins with just a few first steps and slowly, slowly the terrain changes, the mind unwinds and we become accustomed to the process.

Orgyen Dorje Den is a Tibetan Buddhist center in the Nyingma tradition, founded by the Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche under the auspices of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. ODD was established to facilitate the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism in the San Francisco Bay Area. ODD’s current center in Alameda was acquired in 2001 and has since blossomed into an extraordinary resource and support for the Buddhadharma.