Troma Nagmo Retreat 2019

Trikaya Dakini Troma Nagmo





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Troma Nagmo, the Black Wrathful Mother, represents the feminine embodiment of wisdom and is the innermost secret aspect of the dakini practice in the Dudjom Tersar lineage. It is the practice of Chöd, or severance, which uses exceptionally expedient wisdom methods to directly sever the root of suffering, dualistic clinging to a self.


“You who aggressively devour dualistic concepts with your sharp, white, bared fangs are ornamented with fearsome accouterments and are completely surrounded by the wisdom fire of the kalpas.” (Pema Lungtok Gyatso, Dudjom Lingpa’s Chöd: An Ambnrosia Ocean of Sublime Explanations, 2014)


Troma is one of the most profound termas (hidden treasures) revealed by Dudjom Lingpa. The Troma Cycle encompasses the full path to enlightenment, from Troma Ngondro through Trekchod and Togal. 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. 


Shingdup Tulku RInpoche Lama Sonam R_orchids

The entrance to the entire cycle is through the Troma Empowerment, which will be given Saturday afternoon, June 15th by Shingdup Tulku Rinpoche, head of Zangdokpalri Monastery, established by Dudjom Rinpoche in Kalimpong, India.


During this 9-day retreat, Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche will give introductory Troma teachings and instructions specific to the Troma Preliminary Practices (Ngondro). Those participating in this retreat will receive a thorough and practical grounding in the Troma preliminary practices and will gain familiarity with the chöd (or severance) practice of the Four Feasts, as well as the concise and intermediate-length Troma sadhanas. There will be daily opportunities for personal Ngondro (including Dudjom Tersar or other Ngondro) accumulations.


While Troma Ngondro is generally undertaken only after completion of the Dudjom Tersar or other general Ngondro, students who have an interest in the Troma Cycle are urged to attend the retreat and may work on their current Ngondro practice during personal accumulation times.


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Wed, Jun. 12 - Thu, Jun. 20, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Pacific


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