Charlie Pearl passed away on October 27, 2021, on the auspicious day of Lhabab Duchen, the descending day of Lord Buddha. There were many auspicious signs like rainbows in the garden.
Rinpoche and Khen Rinpoche did Prayers right before his passing and did phowa immediately after he passed away. He died very peacefully and seemed to have control of himself. Even after 24 hours, his face looked lustrous. Khen Rinpoche visited the cremation hall to be there for Charlie until the process was complete.
Charlie was a long time devoted student of Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche and Khen Rinpoche. Charlie gave many years as a staff member to the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, tirelessly practiced the dharma throughout his life and will be missed by all who knew him.