Vajrayana Foundation Annual Summer Retreat May 29 -June 30, 2020

Orgyen Khandro Norlha May 29 – June 7
Live Streaming 

More Information and Registration Link:
https://www.vajrayana.org/events/168/

May 29th marked the start of the Vajrayana Foundation Annual Summer Retreat (May 29th – June 30th) at Pema Osel Ling with Orgyen Khandro Norlha running from May 29th to June 7th.

Due to the national SIP order, to continue the Annual Summer Retreat unbroken for 31 years, the Vajrayana Foundation has worked long hours to prepare for this first online Live Streaming Summer Retreat. As mentioned above, the first segment is Orgeyn Khandro Norlha with the Lung (Oral Transmission) given on the first day and scheduled for the end of the retreat, Daily Teachings by Lama Sonam Rinpoche with his translator, Cy Kassoff, and the practice from the The Secret Sadhana of the Great Master: The Heart Essence of the Lake-Born written by HH Kyabje Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche. We will be doing a practice called Tseyang Khabtruk, a uniquely uplifting combination of long-life and wealth-gathering practices that has never been done before in the west.

“The area on the mountainside near Rangjyung, Dungse Garab Dorje Rinpoche’s gompa, had a water problem for many years. Chu-ter healing water from the spring in Eastern Bhutan began to flow when blessed by Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche’s practice. Now this is a place where people come from far away and stay to camp and partake of the healing water. From showering in and drinking this water, they become healed of many illnesses. It is this holy water which we have brought back from Bhutan and infused into the medicinal clay used for rolling the balls which fill each Treasure Vase.” Vajrayana Foundation

Troma Ngondro and the Four Feasts
Live Streaming  June 9 – June 14
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https://www.vajrayana.org/events/169/
Shitro and the Neydren Ceremony
Live Streaming  June 16 – June 19
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https://www.vajrayana.org/events/171/
Guru Rinpoche Drupchö
Live Streaming  June 22 – June 30
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Eight States of Lack of Opportunity

These, then, are the eight states of lack of opportunity. Of them, the three lower realms and long-lived gods are nonhuman states, and the other four are human states in which there is no opportunity to practice the Dharma.

To be free of these eight states of no opportunity constitutes freedom, as shown in the Sutra of Precious Space: The Bodhisattva Akashagarbha asked: “Bhagavan, how should one view the freedoms and advantages?”

He answered: “When mind is buffeted by thoughts and thus distracted, this is ‘having no leisure.’ When the thoughts in the mind are stilled and it is at ease, this is ‘freedom.’”

In the Condensed Transcendent Wisdom we read: By eliminating the eight states of no opportunity one will always find freedom.

– Dudjom Rinpoche – A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom – Shambhala Publications

Livestream Ngondro Accumulation 5-21 @5 Pm Pacific

LIVESTREAM IS CALIFORNIA TIME ~
REMEMBER TO SET YOUR ALARM FOR THE TIME DIFFERENCE!

NOTE: https://www.vajrayana.org/ngondro-program/

What to bring to the
Livestream Ngondro Teaching Webcast:
☀️ (Readonline) Concluding Prayers:

What to bring to the
Livestream Group Accumulation Session:
☀️ Dudjom Tersar Concise Ngondro Text
☀️ Mala
☀️ 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

☀️ Dharma Treasures Bookstore Ngondro Category
http://www.dharmatreasures.com/ngondro/

Click here to find out about the ~~~>
Vajrayana Foundation Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Program
https://dudjomtersarngondro.com/about/about-the-ngondro-program/