Ngondro Retreat: March 24 - April 1, 2018



Sam Bercholz with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche and Amy Green


2018 Annual Ngondro Retreat

March 24-25: "Leap into the Waterfall: The Joy of Natural Discipline”

with Sam Bercholz

March 26-April 1: Teachings and Practice of the Dudjom Tersar Preliminary Practices

with Amy Green and Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche 


 See Biographies for Sam Bercholz and Amy Green


Daily Schedule

Text List






Ngöndro, the preliminary or foundational practices of Vajrayana Buddhism, is a profound and powerful means of affecting transformation through purification and the vast accumulation of merit. 


"If there are any wise persons who desire to be completely freed
From the hot torments of the fire pit of samsara, they should
Rely on this supreme path, Ngöndro, which, like the king of trees, 
Will revive one in its cool, dense shade, enlightenment."
---His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche


This Ngöndro Retreat, March 24-April 1, 2018, will be a multi-faceted intensive retreat for those wishing to start, resume or accomplish Ngöndro. Sam Bercholz, senior student of Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and author of the book, A Guided Tour of Hell, A Graphic Memoir, will offer teachings based on Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's Cascading Waterfall of Nectar.


Senior student of Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, Amy Green, and Lama Sonam Rinpoche will give practical instruction on all aspects of Ngondro practice.


New students who have an interest in Vajrayana Buddhism are welcome and encouraged to attend the retreat. For more information about the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro visit our Ngondro Program webpage. Ngondro Program members will receive a 10% discount on sessions for the Ngondro Retreat.

Organizer Becky Loy


Sat, Mar. 24 - Sun, Apr. 1, 2018
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Los_Angeles


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