On the first day of Losar of the Earth Mouse Year, during the Tibetan year 2135 (7 February, 2008), Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen bestowed his blessing upon the entire sangha of monks and nuns of Mindrolling, and all the fortunate devoted ones who came for audience that morning.
On the early evening of the third day of Losar, during the month of Miracles, with Sangyum Kushog in attendance, Kyabje Rinpoche began to take deep breaths. Then, Kyabje Rinpoche uttered AH in a clear and resonant voice. Sangyum Kushog, upon seeing this, immediately called for Kyabje Trichen Rinpoche's daughters Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche and Jetsün Dechen Paldrön, as well as HE Khochhen Rinpoche.
At seven o'clock in the evening, with a face even more radiant than before, and with a smiling countenance, Kyabje Rinpoche gazed lovingly at the four fortunate ones surrounding him, Sangyum Kushog, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Jetsün Dechen Paldrön, and the HE Khochhen Rinpoche. Kyabje Rinpoche then raised his arms into the crossed-arm mudra, and entering into samadhi, withdrew his consciousness into the expanse of dharmadhatu.