2022 Vajrayana Foundation Annual Ngondro Retreat

2022 Vajrayana Foundation
Annual Ngondro Retreat
April 9th ~ 17th

In~Person at Pema Osel Ling and by LiveStream
Covid vaccination is required for in-person attendance.

The Oral Reading Transmission (Lung) will be given by Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche on April 11th and 17th and the Refuge Ceremony on April 11th. Mark your calendar.

 Both the Lung and Refuge Vows must be received
in real time and in its entirety.

2021 Livestream Refuge Ceremony from  Pema Osel Ling

The Refuge Ceremony has generally be given once a year during the Ngondro Retreat. If you have not received the Refuge Vows or would like to refresh your Refuge Vows, please don’t miss this opportunity.

Sam Bercholz 2016 Annual Ngondro Retreat
Samuel Bercholz returns to Pema Osel Ling on April 9th & 10th for the first weekend of the Ngondro Retreat with featured lecture on:

“Understanding the Student-Teacher Relationship”

and will include commentary on Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche’s
A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar. Sam will also share his personal dharma stories enjoyed and loved by everyone. All Ngondro Retreat participants are requested to have a copy of A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar which is available through the Vajrayana Foundation Bookstore, the Dharma Treasures as well as from the publisher, Shambhala Publications.

If you order A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar  from Dharma Treasures online and plan to attend the Ngondro Retreat in person, you can arrange to pick up the book when you arrive.

2021 Ngondro Faculty – Livestream from Pema Osel Ling
We welcome back our Ngondro Faculty, Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche,
Amy Green, Drubpon Pema Rigdzin, Stefan Graves and Choying Wangmo
and also welcome Lama Sonam Rinpoche’s translator, Cy Kassoff.

In addition to the Lung and the Refuge Ceremony, we will receive teachings, advice and instructions for practice, participate together in group Ngondro practice and group practice with accumulations, our own private practice session and Questions and Answers with Lama Sonam Rinpoche. During the retreat, we offer daily tsok and butterlamps with Daily Practice and on the Holy Days of the Medicine Buddha – Saturday April 9th, Guru Rinpoche Day – April 11th and on Full Moon Day – Saturday April 16th.  If you wish to make tsok, butterlamp offerings or offerings for the Ngondro Retreat, there will be opportunity during the registration process or you can make it here.

To register and for additional information

If you are a current Ngondro Program Participant of the Vajrayana Foundation and attend the Ngondro Retreat in-person at Pema Osel Ling, remember to get you 10% discount on the registration fees. (No discount is offered for food or lodging.) 

See the Ngondro Retreat Schedule here.