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 virtual2021 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
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.
On this most holy and auspicious day at 2 pm Pacific, Lama Sonam Rinpoche will give the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Lung (Oral Reading Transmission) and continue the monthly Ngondro Teaching Series with Series # 8
“Meditative Concentration and Wisdom”.