It is said that one winter, a long time ago, Guru Rinpoche traveled to a land in Tibet where people were suffering from poverty. Their king requested Guru Rinpoche to do a Dzambhala practice to free them from suffering. Guru Rinpoche miraculously manifested himself as Orgyen Khandro Norlha, and he become Lama Norlha, the lama of all Dzambhalas. Through his blessing, the land started to become wealthy and people never even heard the name of poverty again. That is why this Lama Norlha practice is usually requested by kings to eliminate obstacles of the land, attract and gather people, wealth and food, and to bring good fortune.
Guru Rinpoche gave specific instructions for the creation of treasure vases to assist with the healing of the environment and the restoration of vital energy for the many beings and realms during these degenerate times. Before Guru Rinpoche left Tibet, he concealed Lama Norlha’s practice texts in different places and asked the dakinis and protectors to safeguard them until tertöns recovered them and passed them to their disciples.
The Tseyang Khatrod Empowerment with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche will be on May 26th. Tseyang Khatrod Practice, Oral Reading Transmission, and Teaching Sessions will be May 27 – June 2 and a Treasure Vase Consecration on June 3. There are options to join Tulku Thadral Rinpoche, Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche and Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche by in-person at Pema Osel Ling or by streaming.
The Tsokye Thukthik cycle of practices were revealed from the profound expanse wisdom mind of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, Guru Rinpoche’s regent in our time. Tsokye Thukthik has the most extraordinary blessings of all Ladrup (Lama accomplishment) practices. The warm breath of the dakinis has not faded from it; there has been no chance for damaged samaya to interfere with it; it has extremely fresh wisdom blessings, and the flow of the river of its lineage blessings is uninterrupted. This cycle contains outer, inner, secret, and innermost secret accomplishment practices of the Lama, Guru Rinpoche. The secret accomplishment practice of Tsokye Thukthik is a longevity practice with Guru Rinpoche in union with Mandarava, and will be practiced with the inner accomplishment practice, Orgyen Khandro Norlha, Guru Rinpoche in the form of a wealth deity.
” 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.”
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.
Choying Wangmo begins with clearing the mind with a one minute guided meditation and smoothly transitions to the 9 breaths clearing before beginning the Ngondro Accumulation and ends with a reading from The Hundred Verses of Advice. Register here.
During this Zoom livestream Session, you will be able to ask your questions directly to Rinpoche or submit your question in the Chat Box. Cy Kassoff will be translating. Limited seating register soon. Register here.