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Lama Tsering Wangdu Rinpoche


The Cremation Ceremony for Lama Tsering Wangdu Rinpoche will be held on November 22nd, 2023 at Tara Mandala Retreat Center in Colorado.


Participants are welcome to come for the ceremony which begins at 7 am. To attend, you must pre-register:

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Lama Tsering Wangdu Rinpoche 

passed into Paranirvana on October 24th, 2023

on Guru Rinpoche Day. 

A remarkable teacher, practitioner and lineage holder of the Longchen Nyingtig, Shije and Chöd, Lama Wangdu Rinpoche demonstrated Bodhicitta in every aspect of life.


He will be greatly missed by his many international students, the Tibetan community and the Nepali people of Boudhanath.

Lama Wangdu Rinpoche will receive traditional rituals and cremation. These rituals occur over a number of weeks. If you would like to contribute an offering in support of these ceremonies and in support of his family please do so below. It will be greatly appreciated.


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Please accept my deep gratitude on Rinpoche’s behalf.  

Betsy Bergstrom, Spirit-Wise

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Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche will be the presiding Lama for the ceremony accompanied by other esteemed Lamas, Khenpos, and Lopöns.

Traditionally trained in Tibet, he was on a pilgrimage 0f which took him to Nepal when his homeland was invaded. Lama Wangdu remained there as a practitioner and wandering yogi.  


Under the encouragement of HH Dalai Lama, he established a monastery for the Chöd lineage in Nepal. Here he trained monks in the Chöd tradition and served the Tibetan Refugees and Nepalis with healing, divination, blessings and powerful amulets. Opening at 7 am in the morning and going long into the afternoon, Rinpoche was available to those in need. Every person who came to him received his care and wisdom and a bag of food.


He offered this service 6 days a week for many years.

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