Maha Guru

“As Guru Rinpoche was leaving Tibet for the cannibal island of Ngayab Ling, Yeshé Tsogyal recited this prayer to him. Her last direct prayer is profound and full of the blessings of her longing. Although ultimately Guru Rinpoché and Yeshé Tsogyal have no separation, on a relative historical level, these were her last words uttered with very intense and powerful intention and aspiration. The prayer was revealed as a terma (dharma treasure) by the tertön (treasure revealer) Pema Lingpa in fifth century Tibet. All Nyingma practitioners and followers of Guru Rinpoché and Yeshé Tsogyal recite this prayer. His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoché recited this prayer at the end of each sadhana session. Prayer is a very important part of our practice. We are trying to accomplish enlightenment in this lifetime. But if we don’t completely reach the result based on our own ability, making prayers of aspiration forms a connection to continue our goal after this lifetime, in the bardo, and throughout future lifetimes – it has that great power. Prayer connects us with the blessings of the deity. Through the accumulation of merit and wisdom by making prayers of aspiration, sooner or later our goals reach fruition.”

image~ Lama Tharchin Rinpoche 2012
Heart Teachings Video Series # 18

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With compliments from Bero Jeydren Publications and
Heart Teachings of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

… a good heart …

Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

During our group Ngondro morning session today,
before entering our personal meditation,
Rinpoche uttered words of wisdom:

The essence of the Four Boundless Wishes is a good heart.

Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche
Ngondro and Personal Accumulation Retreat 2019

In turn, we receive teachings from Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche,
Amy Green and Drupon Frederico Trancoso. How does that look?

We all read and study together from Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche’s A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar. We pause to contemplate what was read and have a period to ask questions. If you are online, use the chat box to ask your question and it will be read.

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with or without the Additional Prayers.

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See you soon!

2019 Ngondro Retreat Happening NOW!

The Ngondro Retreat at Pema Osel Ling and LIVESTREAM
continues today @ 10:30a Pacific with
Sam Bercholtz (Monday am Session only)
Amy Green, Drupon Frederico Trancoso, and
Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche.

2018 Annual Ngondro Retreat

Resources used taken from:

  • A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar by Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
  • A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom by H.H.Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje translated by Padmakara Translation Group
    Both published by Shambhla Publications
  • A Commentary on the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche Published by Bero Jeydren Publications

Daily focus:

  • Monday 4/15: The Four Thoughts(That Turn the Mind to Dharma)
  • Tuesday 4/16: The Four Thoughts(That Turn the Mind to Dharma)
  • Wednesday 4/17: Refuge and Bodhicitta
  • Thursday 4/18: Mandala Offering
  • Friday 4/19: Vajrasattva
  • Saturday 4/20: Guru Yoga

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