Troma Retreat with Sangye Khandro : June 11th - 20th, 2017



Troma Nagmo





Pre-retreat Information (to follow)

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Troma Shrine Etiquette  

During the second session of our Summer Retreat, June 11-20, 2017, Sangye Khandro, a senior disciple of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche and Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, and highly regarded translator of several texts and sadhanas on Dudjom Lingpa’s Chöd, will give teachings and lead us in Troma practice. By doing this retreat, you will receive a thorough and practical grounding in the Troma Ngondro (preliminary) practices and will gain familiarity with the chöd (or severance) practice of the Four Feasts as well as the concise and medium length Troma sadhanas.


You may attend the full 10-day retreat, or either of two 5-day retreats. Sangye Khandro requests that participants attend the full 5 days for each retreat, in order to maintain the continuity of the teachings and practice. If you would like to request permission for a special arrangement, please contact


June 11-15, the focus will be on Troma Ngondro, with teachings and opportunities for personal accumulations, as well as daily practice of the Four Feasts.


June 16-20, Sangye Khandro will teach from the Heart Essence of Saraha and go through the Trekchö teaching that are introduced by means of the four samayas: non-existence, oneness, openness and spontaneous presence.



The “Sole Mother” or Troma Nagmo, the Black Wrathful Dakini, is one of the most profound termas (treasures) revealed by Dudjom Lingpa. Chöd, or severance, is the practice that directly severs the root of suffering, self-fixation, with exceptionally expedient wisdom methods. It is well known that through the Troma Nagmo cycle of practice, thirteen of Dudjom Lingpa’s disciples attained the rainbow body, and it is predicted that many more will continue to do so for three generations to come. 

New students who have an interest in the Troma Cycle are welcome and encouraged to attend the retreat. 




Organizer Becky Loy, Dharma Programs


Sun, Jun. 11 - Tue, Jun. 20, 2017
6:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Pacific


Pema Osel Ling
2013 Eureka Canyon Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
United States