2023 September Ngondro Schedule

𝐃𝐮𝐝𝐣𝐨𝐦 𝐍𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 ⁣𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 September 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞

SEPTEMBER  𝟔𝐭𝐡 𝟓:𝟎𝟎 𝐩𝐦
Ngondro Public Teaching with

Tulku Thadral Rinpoche
How to Meditate with Confidence Part 7

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SEPTEMBER 10𝐭𝐡 𝟏𝟏:𝟎𝟎 𝐚𝐦
for Ngondro Program Participants
Questions and Answers with
Tulku Thadral Rinpoche

SEPTEMBER 22nd  9:00 am
for Ngondro Program Participants
Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Accumulation with
Choying Wangmo

For Troma Ngondro Participants only with Helen:
Access to the 7am Pacific Daily Troma Ngondro Practice Session
and the 
8:pm Pacific Troma Four Feasts: Black, Red, Mixed & Red.

Something Just clicked

Guru Rinpoche and manifestation as
Nyima Ozer, Pema Osel Ling

Hey All,

I just wanted to write to the lamas and everyone to let you all know that I have had a really good experience with the practice of reciting the Seven Line Supplication to Guru Rinpoche 11,000 times and thank Lama Sonam for the requirement.

I have been struggling to complete my Ngondro since 2009.  I had switched to the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro in the hopes that it would be easier to complete in 2019 but still struggled.  Even in 2009 I truly wanted to complete my Ngondro, I had done every thing I could to address the issues I had with keeping a consistent practice.  

Last year I went to the Ngondro retreat and Lama Sonam required 11,000 seven line supplications as a way to clear obstacles to meditation practice and something just clicked.  I did struggle to practice daily, but I got to about 5000 recitations before the start of the 2023 Ngondro retreat.  But something happened to me when I spoke to my meditation instructor and just practiced diligently and completed the last 6000 before and during the retreat!  I finished a few days before the end!

Knock on wood, but I can say that my practice definitely improved. Before the 11,000 my practice could fall into lulls, but the big thing was that I struggled to do more than one reading of the Ngondro a day even with how short it is. Now I take time to touch in with the practice even when I have some down time, and in the past few weeks I have done Ngondro practice at least twice a day and for accumulations. That is what is telling me that something has definitely changed. With that said, I certainly ask if you all could pray for the steady progress in my practice so I don’t jinx myself with sharing the good news. 🤞

For some reason something just clicked when I heard about that practice and it worked. I do think it took some natural seasoning to create a feeling of personal connection to Guru Rinpoche, but I truly wish I had been instructed to do this practice when I started Ngondro years ago.  It was very sad and troubling and discouraging for me to struggle with meeting aspiration and intention with action.  I feel so bolstered and I would like to accumulate a total of 110,000.  And that seems very possible for me 😁.

With that said, to support my practice, I read Sole Panacea and Mipham Rinpoche’s White Lotus. Does the Shower of Blessings Sadhana need a transmission of any sort to begin practicing? Please advise.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I feel I am now developing more as a practitioner.  It has been an important vision of mine and it feels so good to see it being realized.  Thank you all sooo very much 🙂

All the best, 


The Vajrayana Foundation’s Dudjom Ngondro Program

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche and Lama Sonam Rinpoche began planning the Ngondro Program with Vajrayana Foundation staff in the fall of 2012.

On April 21, 2013, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche gave the first Ngondro Program video conference teaching to a group of 36 Program members from the US, Europe, Mexico and the Pacific Islands.

On August 24th , 2015, we introduced the Ngondro Program to the world wide web. We mark the Web Ngondro’s 8th year with the launch of the Dudjom Ngondro Podcast. You can listen to our Podcasts on Spotify, Google Podcast, Podbean and Apple Podcast.

Blessings from Tulku Thadral Rinpoche 

Cy Kassoff English Translation

Choying Wangmo about the Dudjom Ngondro Program

Early Beginnings
Becky Loy, Co-Director
Vajrayana Foundation

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche and Lama Sonam Rinpoche began planning the Ngondro Program with Vajrayana Foundation staff in the fall of 2012, with the objective of providing to serious students of the Dharma the structure and guidance needed to complete their Dudjom Tersar Ngondro from start to finish.
The Program was announced in February 2013 with an email detailing the unique Program components:

  • A Personal interview with one of the lamas once a year
  • Senior student advisors to give personal support by email or phone
  • Video webinar teachings by one of the lamas every other month
  • Video study and discussion groups led by senior students on alternate months
  • Annual in-person Ngondro Retreat

Students began signing up immediately, and many attended the Ngondro Retreat in March, which began with Sam Bercholz’s first teachings at Pema Osel Ling: Establishing the View: The Golden Key to Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche’s A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar.

On April 21, 2013, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche gave
the first Ngondro Program video conference teaching to a group of 36 Program members from the US, Europe, Mexico and the Pacific Islands. In it he welcomed the “new Tersar Lineage Holder guys”. He said,
“I want to say how much I’m happy all of you are willing to do Dudjom Tersar Ngondro. In this generation, by His Holiness Thinley Norbu Rinpoche’s kindness, we established pretty well all the Dudjom Tersar teachings. But [for the] next generation we have to keep these things going.
“His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche told me to take care of the Tersar tradition. My life meaning is only I want to serve dharma. People who do practice, that is my main focus, the meaning of my life. All our sangha is my special friend; and particularly, those who do more practice, that is closest to my heart. All of you willing to do Ngondro, please continue. I am dedicating my body, speech and mind, anything I can, to the Dudjom tradition. We have to be willing, responsible, to hold that doctrine lineage.”

This talk was part of a very auspicious weekend at Pema Osel Ling, beginning with Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche giving sublime Dzogchen teachings on Garab Dorje’s Three Words That Strike the Vital Point, and concluding with a Kurukulle jinsek (fire puja) led by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche, and Lama Sonam Rinpoche in order to magnetize all positive circumstances for Pema Osel Ling and the whole sangha.

The Ngondro Program has expanded in scope and offerings and has continued without interruption from 2013 to the present.