In MEMORY of our dear teacher V.V. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche (1933-2023)

The Very Venerable 9th Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche with Sangha at the stupa of his root teacher in Crestone, Colorado in 2006 Retreat

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and Sangha members at two of the Big Bear Lake, California Moonbeams of Mahamudra Retreats held between 1989-1995

Historical photos from Lama Thapkhay and members of two of Rinpoche's groups in California, Mahamudra Meditation Center (est. 1990) and Thrangu Chagchen Chögar (est. 2010) follow:

1974 - Trip to India (Early photos by Lama Thapkhay (Peter F. Barth) before meeting Rinpoche)

Gegen Khyentse and Apho Rinpoche's Wife Amila, Manali, Northern India

Chagdud Tulku and Family at Bir, Northern India

Tokden Rinpoche at Tashi Jong, Northern India

At Thuksey Rinpoche's Place in Darjeeling, Northern India

Kangyur Rinpoche in Darjeeling, Northern India (Date and Source of Photo Unknown)

2001-2014 - Some Group Retreat Photos

2004 Crestone Retreat with Rinpoche with Keith, Donna, and Heather

2005 Keith Leading Petaluma Meditation

2005 MMC Retreat at Vajra Vidya in Crestone, Colorado

2006 at Third Retreat on Dakpo Tashi Namgyal's Clarifying the Natural State at Mahamudra Center, Point Arena

2006 Crestone, Colorado Sangha Dinner

2008 Andy Leading Meditation

2014 Longchen Rabjam Group at Thrangu Chagchen Choegar, Kenwood, California

2005 -2014 - Visits by Khenpo Jigme, Lama Wangdu, Tulku Damchoe Rinpoche, and Karma Choepel

First Visit from Khenpo Jigme and Lama Wangdu (February, 2006)

For more, click on Lama Karma Wangdu and Khenpo Jigme Visit - 2006

2007 Visit First from Khenpo Jigme and Lama Sonam

2008 Visit First from Tulku Damchoe, Khenpo Jigme and Karma Choepel

Khenpo Jigme Surprise Birthday Party in 2008

2004 & 2009 Vajra Vidya Retreat Center Dedication/Consecrations

2006 Bodhicitta Retreat with Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche at Three Jewels temple, Carmel, Valley

2005 - Pilgrimage to Naropa's Cave (by Dawn)

During trip with Khandro-la, daughter of Apho Rinpoche & Amila Ugyen Chodon

Sangha Prayer Flags Offered by Dawn and Mary

2008 - Pilgrimage to Himalayan Regions (by Heather)

Finally, A Few Favorite Family Photos of LT

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