Ngondro Retreat 2021

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Amy Green, San Bercholz and Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche


2021 Annual Ngondro Retreat by Live Streaming

March 27 - 28 Teachings with Sam Bercholz

March 29 - April 4, Teaching and Practice Instruction

with Lama Sonam Rinpoche, Amy Green and Pema Rigdzin (Fred Trancoso)



Registration (coming Soon)


Lama Sonam Rinpoche will give Oral Transmissions (lungs) for the Concise and Sater Ngondros on March 29, April 1 and April 4

Teaching Sessions with Lama Sonam Rinpoche and Amy Green: 11-12:30 and 2-4 daily (*See below for Daily Puja Schedule)

Accumulation Sessions by Zoom with Pema Rigdzin - evenings, March 29 - April 3 (details coming soon)

Text List (coming soon)

Ngondro-Related Practice Items from Dharma Treasures



Ngondro, 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, Ngondro, which, like the king of trees, 
Will revive one in its cool, dense shade, enlightenment."
---His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche


The first weekend, March 27-28, features teachings by Sam Bercholz, senior student of many Nyingma and Kagyu lineage holders, including root lamas Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, who personally authorized him to teach. Sam is calling the weekend, Purifying and Transforming our Minds. The teachings will include commentary on Dungse Rinpoche's A Cascading Waterfall Of Nectar, as well as Sam's personal dharma stories. Sam requests that each participant have a copy of A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar, available at Dharma Treasures.  


Freddie Pema Rigdzin


The retreat will continue with Ngondro commentary and practice instruction with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche and Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's senior student, Amy Green, March 29 - April 4. 


Evening Ngondro accumulation sessions will be led by Pema Rigdzin (Fred Trancoso).







Please register to receive the live streaming links. The teachings will be recorded and available at the same YouTube links for at least one month after the retreat. All donations support the streaming of dharma programs and help support the ongoing expenses of Pema Osel Ling. If you are not able to offer at one of the suggested levels, please contact


Lama Sonam Rinpoche's Biography and Long Life Prayer

Sam Bercholz' Biography and Long Life Prayer


For information on our Ngondro Program go to


To make offerings for Tsok, Butter Lamps, Streaming or personal offerings for the teachers or the translator, please visit


*Daily Puja Schedule and Streaming Links - everyone is welcome -



Organizer Dharma Programs


Sat, Mar. 27 - Sun, Apr. 4, 2021
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Pacific


Pema Osel Ling by Streaming
United States