July 20th 6pm Group Ngondro Accumulation with Drubpon Pema Rigdzin

Ngondro Participants, join Drubpon Pema Rigdzin July 20th 6pm as he takes you step by step through the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro. Watch your email for your login information for this online live Group Zoom event.

What to bring to the
Livestream Group Accumulation Session:

Dudjom Tersar Concise Ngondro Text, Mala, Accomplishing Mandala Pan, Prostration board and oven mitts or furniture sliders

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The Purification of Obscurations with the Vajrasattva Recitation and Meditation

At the Pema Osel Light Shrine Room, we begin all our practice sessions with The Praise to Lama Vajrasattva, the Lord of all the Buddha Families. So today, this post begins with sharing the link for this most auspicious prayer. Following this prayer, is a video of Lama Sonam Rinpoche from 2016 giving a Vajrasattva teaching with reference and resource materials for the Vajrasattva Section, The Purification of Obscurations, Vajrasattva Recitation and Meditation of the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Practice.

 Praise to Vajrasattva the Lord of all the Buddha Families
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Ngondro Teaching: Vajrasattva with Lama Sonam Rinpoche and translator, Cy Cassoff at the Pema Osel Ling Shrine Room, March 2016

English Translation of the Vajrasattva Mantra 

Artist not known…

OM (the supreme mantra, most excellent praise)
the tantric vowof Vajrasattva.

O Vajrasattva, grant me your protection.
Abide firmly in me.

Make me totally satisfied. Increase perfectly within me.
Please hold me with your compassion.
By your blessing, bestow the attainments on me.
Also, may I attain the power of all activities.
Make my mind virtuous.
HUNG (the essence of the wisdom heart)
(represent the four boundless wishes of bodhicitta,
the four joys, the four empowerments, and the four kayas)

HO (is the exclamation of joy)
Victorious One who embodies all the Tathagatas,
may Vajrasattva never abandon me.
I pray, please make me a vajraholder.
O great precept deity.
AH (is to unite inseparably).
Translation by Dungse Tinley Norbu Rinpoche

Link to the Vajrayana Foundation Concise Ngondro
by Bero Jeydren Publications.
Click here!
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Lama Sonam Rinpoche talks about malas.

Vajrasattva and mala links from the Dharma Treasures Bookstore
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Mandala Offering

Lama Sonam Rinpoche: How to make mandala offering with 37 features.

The Thirty-Seven-Point Mandala Offering Key 

1. Mount Meru
2–5. The four continents
6–13. The eight subcontinents
14. The jewel mountain
15. The wish-fulfilling tree
16. The wish-fulfilling cow
17. The harvest that needs no sowing
18–24. The seven attributes of royalty
25. The vase of great treasure
26–33. The eight offering goddesses
34. The sun
35. The moon
36. The precious umbrella
37. The royal banner victorious in all directions

We recommend using a lap cloth during your mandala offering accumulation.

 Photo: Amy Green demonstrates how to do Mandala Offering. 2018 Ngondro Retreat

View and order from the Mandala Offering Collection
at the Vajrayana Foundation’s  Dharma Treasures Bookstore
located at the Pema Osel Ling Retreat Center
in the Santa Cruz Mountains.