2019 Ngondro Retreat Happening NOW!

The Ngondro Retreat at Pema Osel Ling and LIVESTREAM
continues today @ 10:30a Pacific with
Sam Bercholtz (Monday am Session only)
Amy Green, Drupon Frederico Trancoso, and
Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche.

2018 Annual Ngondro Retreat

Resources used taken from:

  • A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar by Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
  • A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom by H.H.Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje translated by Padmakara Translation Group
    Both published by Shambhla Publications
  • A Commentary on the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche Published by Bero Jeydren Publications

Daily focus:

  • Monday 4/15: The Four Thoughts(That Turn the Mind to Dharma)
  • Tuesday 4/16: The Four Thoughts(That Turn the Mind to Dharma)
  • Wednesday 4/17: Refuge and Bodhicitta
  • Thursday 4/18: Mandala Offering
  • Friday 4/19: Vajrasattva
  • Saturday 4/20: Guru Yoga

Have you signed up for the LIVESTREAM?
http://www.vajrayana.org/events/132/
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Annual Ngondro Retreat Live Stream Begins @ 10:15 Today

Sam Bercholz

April 13 – 14

Teachings on The Cascading Waterfall of Nectar, with Sam Bercholz

April 15 – 21

Teachings and Guided Practice of the Dudjom Tersar Preliminary Practices, with Lama Sonam Rinpoche, Amy Green and Frederico Trancoso.

We are happy to let you know that we are now able to Live Stream from our Shrine Room! We have set up a YouTube Channel and welcome everyone to sign up with a minimal charge to cover equipment costs and help support the retreat.


You may join the Cascading Waterfall teachings with Sam Bercholz 10:15 am and 2:45 pm Saturday and Sunday, April 13 & 14.
We will also be streaming the Ngondro teachings with Lama Sonam Rinpoche, Amy Green and Frederico Trancoso April 15-21.

Click here for full schedule.


Other teachings consider the main practice profound, but here it is the preliminary practices that we consider profound.” ~ Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche

Advice for any practice…

For any practice, from the moment you begin it until you reach its ultimate end – whether thunder falls from above, a lake springs from below, or rocks fall from all sides – having sworn not to break your promise even at the cost of your life, you should persevere until the end. From the very beginning, you should come progressively to an established schedule of periods for practice, sleep, meals, and breaks, allowing no bad habits. Whether your practice is elaborate or simple, you should make it even and regular, never sporadic, and not even for an instant should you leave any room for the ordinary.

~ Dudjom Rinpoche
Extracting the Quintessence of Accomplishment
Oral Instructions for the Practice of Mountain
Retreat Expounded Simply and Directly
in Their Essential Nakedness

Photo of HH Dudjom Rinpoche
representation  at Pema Osel Ling