Dudjom Incarnations

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Dudjom Incarnation Key: Compliments of Shambhala Publications

The Dudjom Incarnation Line is based on a prayer Dudjom Rinpoche wrote himself, which lists his previous incarnations. This prayer is called A Chariot of Devotion, A Supplication to the Lives and Liberation of the Great Nirmanakaya Treasure Revealer Heruka Dudjom Lingpa.

  • Yogi Nuden Dorje Chang
  • Shariputra
  • Saraha
  • Krishnadhara: chief minister of Indrabhuti of Uddiyana
  • Humkara
  • Khye’u Chung Lotsawa
  • Smritijnana
  • Rongdzom Pandita Chokyi Zangpo (1012-1088)
  • Dampa Deshek (1122-1192)
  • Palden Ling Je Repa
  • Sakya Trizin Chogyal Phakpa (1235-1280)
  • Drum Khar Nagpopa: 
  • Hewa Chojung: Khampa 
  • Traktung Dudul Dorje (1615-1672)
  • Katok Gyalse Sönam Deutsen (1679-1723)
  • Dudul Rolpa Tsal: yogin, teacher of Jikme Lingpa
  • Dudjom Lingpa (1835-1904)
  • Dudjom Rinpoche (1904-1987)

View and order Kumar Lama’s  Dudjom Refuge Tree
at the Vajrayana Foundation’s  Dharma Treasures Bookstore
located at the Pema Osel Ling Retreat Center
in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Heads up!  The Preliminary Practices of the Dudjom Tersar published by Bero Jeydren Publication includes both the Sater and Concise Ngondro with color photos that would support you in each stage of your Ngondro Practice. 

Bero Jeydren Publications was founded by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche to compile, translate and make available important texts of the Nyingma tradition with a particular emphasis on the New Treasures of Dudjom.


Essential Advice for Solitary Meditation Practice Part 3

Thangka painting by Angeli Lhadripa Shkonda

Third, Post-Meditation

How the teachings encompass keeping vows and tantric commitments, and applying them in your daily life.

Although you applied yourself in the practice of the view, meditation and conduct as described above, if you were unskillful in post-meditation’s conduct, and your vows and tantric commitments were damaged, impediments and obstacles will hinder your progress on the paths and spiritual stages in the short term, and ultimately you will certainly fall to the lowest hell called Incessant Pain. Therefore, it is extremely important to never be separate from vigilant mindfulness, not making any mistakes regarding the kind of conduct to accept and which to reject.

Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje (1904 – 1987), the second Dudjom Rinpoche, was the head of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Wisdom Nectar: Dudjom Rinpoche’s Heart Advice
by Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje
translated by Ron Garry

Special Announcement: Teaching with Q&A with Lama Sonam Rinpoche ☸️ Friday June 11th @ 11am Pacific

Photo: Live still from video by Tibetan Treasure Vase from the Vajrayana Foundation Tseyang Khatrod Retreat, Pema Osel Ling, Santa Cruz 2021

Make June 11th your special day for teaching, study and practice.

Lama Sonam Rinpoche will answer questions about your Ngondro practice on Friday, June 11th at 11 am Pacific. Rinpoche is currently involved with the Vajrayana Foundation Summer Retreat streaming live from Pema Osel Ling but wants to meet with the participants of the Ngondro Program. Come prepared with your questions for this hour and a half one on one session with Rinpoche. Watch your email for your invitation!

Note: Save the date July 5th 11am Pacific for the next Q & A with
Lama Sonam Rinpoche 

Continue your day with study and practice and join
Drubpon Pema Rigdzin at 5pm for the monthly Group Accumulation Session.

What to bring to the 
Livestream Ngondro Teaching Webcast: 

☀️ Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Text (Read online version) 
Concluding Prayers: <Longchenpa’s Aspiration Page 31> 

<Prayer for Peoples of the Earth Page 33>
<Dedication of Merit Page 37> 
OR Download text:
Dudjom Tersar Concise Ngondro Text

What to bring to the 
Livestream Group Accumulation Session: 

☀️Dudjom Tersar Concise Ngondro Text

☀️Accomplishing Mandala Pan
☀️Prostration board and oven mitts or furniture sliders

Ngondro Resources: 
Lama Sonam Rinpoche Video “How to Use A Mala” 
Lama Sonam Rinpoche 
How to do Prostrations”
Lama Sonam Rinpoche talks about “How to set up a simple shrine”
“How to make saffron rice” for your mandala offering

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Vajrayana Foundation Ngondro Program

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