2021 Annual Ngondro Retreat by Live Streaming

2021 Annual Ngondro Retreat by Live Streaming
Purifying and Transforming Our Minds
March 27th ~ April 4th

March 27 – 28 Teachings with Sam Bercholz
March 29 – April 4, Teaching and Practice Instruction
with Lama Sonam Rinpoche, Amy Green
Evening Accumulation Sessions with Drubpon Pema Rigdzin
Choying Wangmo and Stefan Graves
Lama Sonam Rinpoche will give the Oral Reading Transmissions (lung)
for the Dudjom Tersar Concise and Sater Ngondro
March 29, March 31 & April 3
“If there are any wise persons who desire to be completely freed
From the hot torments of the fire pit of samsara, they should 
Rely on this supreme path, Ngondro, which, like the king of trees, 
Will revive one in its cool, dense shade, enlightenment.”
~ His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche
Visit Vajrayana.org to register, get the schedule, text list, resources
 make offerings and support Pema Osel Ling.

 

 

 

 

 

Taking Ngondro to Heart

This 14 minute video of Drubpon Pema Rigdzin was taken during the 2019 Annual Ngondro and Personal Accumulation Retreat at the Pema Osel Ling Retreat Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains CA ~ It was the closing remarks of the retreat. Drubpon gives Ngondro Advice along with Amy Green reading Instructions written by HH Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje.

I am reposting this video as an introduction for the upcoming virtual 2021 Annual Ngondro and Personal Accumulation Retreat streaming live from in front of the Guru Rinpoche Statue here at Pema Osel Ling.
You may recall the words of Dudjom Rinpoche about ngondro:

“If there are any wise persons who desire to be completely
freed from the hot torments of the fire pit of samsara,
they should rely on this supreme path, Ngondro,
which, like the king of trees, will revive
one in its cool, dense shade,
enlightenment.”

This preliminary or foundational practice of Vajrayana Buddhism, is a profound and powerful means of affecting transformation through purification and the vast accumulation of merit. This 2021 Annual Retreat includes the opportunity for participants to attend live stream teachings, live stream practice sessions and to receive the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Oral Reading Transmission aka Lung from Lama Sonam Rinpoche.

March 27 – 28 Teachings with Sam Bercholz
Purifying and Transforming our Minds

March 29 – April 4, Teaching and Practice Instruction
with Lama Sonam Rinpoche
Amy Green and Drubpon Pema Rigdzin

Visit https://www.vajrayana.org/events/192/
for detailed retreat information.

 



 

 

Lama Sonam Rinpoche and Ngondro Participants gather together for Q & A

📸 Teacher~student time at Pema Osel Ling a few years ago

 

Dear Ngondro Program Participants,

Please join Lama Sonam Rinpoche, Cy Kassoff (Translator), Choying Wangmo (Regina who will host the Zoom Ngondro Q&A), Jeanne Pilli (who will translate from English to Portuguese) and other Ngondro Program Participants in this very special and intimate Q & A live stream over Zoom from Rinpoche’s Shrine Room. It will be a full house with new participants that have enrolled this past month, so please check in at least five minutes before to get settled in. 

Sunday, February 28, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Via Zoom Meeting. Your logon information will be dropped in your email box.
Please check there.  

Here is the link to convert date and  time: 
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Please print out or download Lama Sonam Rinpoche’s Long LIfe Prayer that we can all recite together after the Q&A.

LAMA SONAM RINPOCHE’S LONG LIFE PRAYER:

TO MAKE PERSONAL OFFERINGS:

For Lama Sonam Rinpoche:
Please make a tax-deductible offering through PayPal with the Vajrayana Foundation to Rinpoche’s parsonage fund here
 
For the translator, Cyril Kassoff:
Please send a check Payable to:
Cyril Kassoff 
Pema Osel LIng
2013 Eureka Canyon Road 
Watsonville CA 95076 
OR by Venmo to kassoff@gmail.com