Rinpoche purchases the land in Sarnath, where 25 years later SINI was built.
Departure from India
After long consideration, Tarthang Rinpoche decides to relocate to the West, where more technological development and strong protections for religious freedom might foster his text preservation efforts.
Rinpoche teaches at Tibetan University in Sarnath
Rinpoche designs the first Nyingma curriculum for the Central Institute for Higher Tibetan Studies, which opens in Sarnath in 1967
Rinpoche starts his first printing press at Varanasi
Rinpoche starts his publishing efforts with the founding of Dharma Mudranalaya, the roots of all his future publishing endeavors at Varanasi.
Rinpoche arrives in India
Upon learning that ’Jam-dbyangs mKhyen-brtse Chos-kyi Blo-gros has left for Sikkim, Tarthang Rinpoche decides to leave Tibet, making his way to Sikkim through Bhutan.
Rinpoche travels to Bodhgaya
Rinpoche travels to Bodhgaya for the first Nyingma Monlam Chenmo, which he founded. About 500 Lamas join.
This small sapling is from Anuradhapura Temple in Sri Lanka and was offered ceremoniously by the sangha. The sapling is a descendant from the original Bodhi Tree, under which the Buddha attained enlightenment.
Lantza Letters around SINI temple
Volunteers from International Nyingma Centers help to carefully install the golden lhantsa letters of the Manjushrinamasangiti