Summer Retreat 2020: Shitro and Neydren

Mandala of Peaceful Deities

Shitro Ngakso (100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) and Neydren (Ceremony to Help the Deceased)

with Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche and Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche


Retreat available by Live Streaming. Recordings will be available for up to one month to those who register.


Text List and Page-Turning Guide

There will be an online, read-only text available for use during the retreat. The link will be provided to those who register. We will also provide a page-turning guide for those who wish to use their own print or digital texts.



Shitro & Neydren (Approximate) Daily Schedule: June 16 - 19
Morning: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Afternoon: 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Retreat-related materials available from Dharma Treasures

Make Offerings and Submit Names of Deceased Loved Ones

Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche compiled this 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deity practice, based on a Karma Lingpa treasure, as a method for practitioners to achieve fully enlightened Buddhahood by removing obstacles to the path, through restoring all broken precepts, vows and tantric samayas. 


“Shitro is a special practice for all present and future bardos. In the bardo after death, when the body and mind separate, you will see the mandala of [100 Peaceful and Wrathful] deities in front of you. If you recognize them as your own wisdom phenomena you will wake up in the Pure Land. Shitro… brings great benefit to all sentient beings whether dead or living, and especially those who are directly connected with it through participation and sponsorship. It is especially good to dedicate to beings that have died. Because wisdom deity is non material wisdom and compassion… loved ones and all beings will receive benefit wherever they are, whether in the bardo or another life or realm. This wisdom and compassion pervades everything and everywhere like the sky. (Click here for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's full words on the importance of Shitro practice.)


We will do a Neydren ceremony daily to help sentient beings who have passed and are wandering in the bardo. This ceremony is effective for beings who have died, no matter how long ago.


Make offerings for Shitro and the Neydren ceremony and submit names of loved ones who have passed.


For those of you who would like to make personal offerings, please contact



Organizer Dharma Programs


Tue, Jun. 16 - Fri, Jun. 19, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. US/Pacific


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