Mandala Offering

Lama Sonam Rinpoche: How to make mandala offering with 37 features.

The Thirty-Seven-Point Mandala Offering Key 

1. Mount Meru
2–5. The four continents
6–13. The eight subcontinents
14. The jewel mountain
15. The wish-fulfilling tree
16. The wish-fulfilling cow
17. The harvest that needs no sowing
18–24. The seven attributes of royalty
25. The vase of great treasure
26–33. The eight offering goddesses
34. The sun
35. The moon
36. The precious umbrella
37. The royal banner victorious in all directions

We recommend using a lap cloth during your mandala offering accumulation.         Photo: The 2018 Annual Ngondro Retreat:  Amy Green Giving example how to do Mandala Offering. 

View and order from the Mandala Offering Collection
at the Vajrayana Foundation’s  Dharma Treasures Bookstore at Pema Osel Ling


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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