May Dudjom Ngondro Schedule



MAY 10th @ 5pm
Monthly Ngondro Teaching open to all
Livestream from Pema Osel Ling
How to Meditate with Confidence Part 4 with
Tulku Thadral Rinpoche

MAY 13th 11am
For Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Participants
Questions & Answers with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche

MAY 16th 10am 
For Troma Ngakmo Ngondro Participants
Questions & Answers with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche

MAY 21st 9am
For Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Participants
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.

Note: Ngondro Participants, please see your registered email for access to the Ngondro Livestream Events. If you are a local Ngondro Participant please email your in-person request attendance to:


“The most Profound and Highest Practice is Ngondro” ~ Chakhung Wangdrak Rinpoche

” His Holiness talks about how impertinent that every accomplishment we have in the dzogpa chenpo and the meaning of the nature of that teaching to penetrate our midstream depends on our ngondro and our preliminary practices…

Other people take the most ‘advanced esoteric’ practice as the supreme and highest practice and give less importance in the ngondro. But for me the most profound and highest practice is ngondro.

And the reason why, dzogpa chenpo practice is dependent entirely on our success and the same of any of the higher practices, it depends on how strong we lay the foundation of our ngondro. When we practice we should understand that and understand where to place our energy and focus on ngondro practice…I just want you to remember to please keep up your practice,  particularly your ngondro accumulation.” 

Chakung Wangdrak Rinpoche
Mountain Retreat
Pema Osel Ling

Chakung Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of the
Abhaya Fellowship  El Cerrito, CA

You are warmly invited to attend in person
(non-residential) or online.

with Chakung Wangdrak Rinpoche
MARCH 31 TO APRIL 2, 2023

Vajrayana Foundation’s 2023 Annual Ngondro Retreat
at Pema Osel Ling and Livestream begins on April 1st ~ 9th

April 1st and 2nd ~ Sam Bercholtz on Awakening Body, Speech, and Mind. April 3rd, Tulku Thadral Rinpoche will give the Refuge Vow, Bodhisattva Vows, and the Oral Reading Transmission for the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro and Dudjom Lingpa Troma Nakmo Ngondro. 

The Retreat continues through the 9th with Teachings and Questions & Answers from Tulku Thadral Rinpoche, Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche, Amy Green, and Ivan Bercholtz with Ngondro Practice and Accumulation Sessions with Choying Wangmo and Stefan Graves. Arrangements can be made for your personal Ngondro Accumulation Sessions.

To learn more, visit the Vajrayana Foundation website.


December Ngondro Schedule


Mark your calendar and save these dates for the
Dudjom Ngondro Oral Reading Transmission,
Teachings and Accumulation Session

DECEMBER 5th 5 pm Pacific
Dudjom Ngondro Oral Reading Transmission and Teaching:
An Overview on the Vajrayana Path
with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche
Public Livestream and in person at Pema Osel Ling

Here is your streaming link.

To attend in person, you must wear a well fitted mask and produce
a negative COVID test result taken within 24 hrs of attendance.

DECEMBER 17th 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific
Ngondro Questions and Answers with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche

Watch your email for your streaming link.
To attend in person, submit your request here:

DECEMBER 4th 9:00 am  Pacific
Group Ngondro Accumulation with Choying Wangmo

Watch your email for your streaming link.
To attend in person, submit your request here:

Join Choying Wangmo as she guides you through the Dudjom Tersar Concise Ngondro, practice and visualization, beginning with the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind, Refuge and Bodichitta with prostrations, Accumulation of Merit through Mandala Offering, the Purification of Obscurations through Vajrasattva Recitation and Meditation, and Swiftly Received Blessings of Guru Yoga. The accumulation continues through and ends with the Dedication of Merit and a short dharma reading.

What to bring: Text, Mala, Mandala Offering Pan,
Prostration Board or Furniture Sliders and Oven Mitts
water and towel.

Click here to learn about the Vajrayana Foundation

🔻 Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Program
🔻Trakthung Dudjom Lingpa Troma Nakmo Ngondro
🔻The Importance of the Seven Line Prayer