Ngondro Retreat (Open for Personal Accumulations): April 13 - 21, 2019

 2019 Annual Ngondro Retreat

April 13-14 Weekend Teachings on Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's

A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar, with Sam Bercholz

April 15-21 Teachings and Guided Practice of the Dudjom Tersar Preliminary Practices

with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche, Amy Green and Frederico Trancoso 


Daily Schedule


Text List


Ride Share



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


This Ngondro Retreat, April 13 - 21, 2019, will be a multi-faceted intensive retreat for those wishing to start, resume or accomplish Ngondro. 


Have you started these profound practices? Are you wishing to do so? Have you been working on your Ngondro for years and need to be re-inspired and set aside time to make real progress? Wherever you are, we are happy to let you know that we have expanded the format of our annual Ngondro retreat. 


Everyone is invited to attend the teachings and group practices with lamas and senior students. A separate space will be provided for those who want to focus more on personal accumulations in a private retreat setting.


In order to guide your practice more directly, individual interviews will be available. There will be limited private rooms for accumulations and personal practice. 


Early registration is recommended. Reserve your space today! Ngondro can be accomplished in this lifetime!




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 commentary on the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro, Cascading Waterfall of Nectar.


Lama Sonam Rinpoche, Amy Green, senior student of Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, and Drubpon Frederico Trancoso 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.

Location: Pema Osel Ling
2013 Eureka Canyon Road
Watsonville , CA 95076

Date: April 17, 2019, 10 a.m. - April 21, 2019, 1 p.m.