Summer Retreat 2020: Guru Rinpoche 100 Million Mantra Accumulation Retreat

Guru Rinpoche statue

Summer Retreat 2020 - Guru Rinpoche Retreat

June 22 - 30

With Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche and Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

Live Streaming (Links for all 9 days will be sent to those who register)

 Lama Sonam Rinpoche will teach daily on the: 

Guru Rinpoche Mantra Recitation and its Benefits 


Everyone is welcome to join us Tuesday, June 30th, for the Collection of Seven Treasures Siddhis Day.
Here are the YouTube links to stream the morning and afternoon sessions.
June 30, 8:30 am:
June 30, 2:30 pm:
Lingdro dancers will be making their dance offering from their respective homes, which we will watch over Zoom at approximately 7:00 pm. If you join, please mute and turn off your video. 
There is no charge to attend, but you are welcome to make an offering for lamps, tsok or Riwo Sangchod incense.  


Recorded teachings will be available for one month online to those who register.

 Registration (for retreat and Lungs)

Daily Schedule (see below)

Text List and Page-Turning Guide

Support Materials Available Through Dharma Treasures


Please turn in your mantra count to

Make an auspicious connections with offerings for Tsok, Butter Lamps, Riwo Sangchod, and more.


List of Oral Transmissions Given

Texts Available for Purchase Corresponding to Oral Transmissions Given



Lama Sonam Rinpoche describes the retreat this way: "This year during our Guru Rinpoche Drupchö*, we will focus our practice on praying for the benefit of the whole world. This will help to pacify problems for all of us as individuals and the entire world in general, serve as a dedication of merit for the deceased and a long-life practice for the living, help to pacify difficulties, material hardships, and obstacles, and help to alleviate all of the suffering in the entire world, especially the suffering of epidemic diseases like we are experiencing now.


"This year our aim is to accomplish what in Tibetan is called "Siddhi Dung Nyen" - one hundred million mantra recitations. We request everyone to join in helping accomplish this goal by practicing at home. Regardless of whether we reach that goal or surpass it, the more we recite the more beneficial it will be for the whole world."


On the benefits of the Vajra Guru mantra, Guru Rinpoche said,

“This is the essence mantra of all Sugatas, the accomplishment practice of all Victorious Buddhas in one. By meditating upon Me and reciting the Siddhi mantra, you will traverse the fifteen bhumis and five paths. It is the same as reading all the teachings of all the Buddhas of the three times.” Also, “This will awaken you from clinging to the solidity of appearing existence. It is the condensation of all the Victorious Buddhas of the three times. It is indivisible from all lamas. It subdues all elemental spirits and arrogant spirits. Dakinis and dharma protectors will gather like clouds. All the male and female dakas and dakinis be overjoyed and come to bestow supreme and common siddhis. If you do not receive signs of accomplishment, then I, Padmasambhava, have deceived sentient beings. Therefore, my future fortunate son, keep this in your heart. Samaya.” Also, “By reciting Padmasambhava’s twelve-syllable essence mantra twelve hundred thousand times, the seed of samsara will be eliminated. By reciting it 36 hundred thousand times, one will reach the level of the Awareness-Holders. By reciting it ten million times one will become equal to me, Padmasambhava.”


Lama Sonam Rinpoche reminds us that, "Our teacher, the perfect Buddha, through his great skillfulness and limitless compassion, gave an unimaginable variety of nectar-like Dharma teachings according to the different predispositions, faculties, and fortune of beings. The most supreme, the very best of all those teachings, is this complete and deceitless clear light Secret Mantra Vajrayana vehicle through which one can accomplish buddhahood in one lifetime, in which there is the path of diligent practice for those whose are inclined to gradual progress, and the supreme sudden path for those of the sharpest faculties and who have a karmic connection from past lives.


"We have the good fortune and karmic connection to have faith in the Lama, Guru Rinpoche, and to be able to practice this Collection of Seven Treasures, the most supreme among all Lama Accomplishment (Ladrup) practices. It was compiled by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche from seven great treasures of the Nyingma Lineage, the Gathering of Secrets (Sangwa Düpa) of Guru Chöwang, the Gathering of the Eight Commands (Kagyay Düpa) of Dorje Lingpa, the Gathering of the Innermost Essence (Yangnying Düpa) of Ratna Lingpa, the Gem Ocean (Norbu Gyatso) of Padma Lingpa, the Gathering of the Victorious Ones (Gyalwa Düpa) of Zhigpo Lingpa, the Complete Gathering of the Enlightened Intent (Gongpa Yongdü) of Düdül Lingpa, and the Complete Gathering of the Sugatas (Deshek Yongdü) of Dudjom Rinpoche himself. He compiled them all into one simple practice which encompasses the entire Nyingma Lineage, through which we can actually accomplish enlightenment in a single lifetime."


There is no practice commitment for attending the Drupchod, and people can attend as their schedule permits. The one practice commitment is to accumulate the Vajra Guru Mantra as much as possible. The accumulation of the Vajra Guru Mantra and reporting of accumulations will start when the retreat starts; Lama Sonam Rinpoche says it is good for people to say the mantra beforehand, but the accumulations won't start till the Drupchod begins as part of the practice. 


Report your mantra accumulations to Lama Sonam Rinpoche will describe the visualization during the teaching session.




Daily Schedule (Pacific Time Zone)

June 22:        

8:30 am – 12:30 pm Practice Session

2:30 – 6:00 pm Practice Session


June 23 – 29:  

Lama Sonam Rinpoche will be giving the oral transmission for the Collection of Seven Treasures Sadhana at 5:45 pm (Pacific) on Monday, June 29th. 


June 23 – 29: 

8:30 am – 12:30 pm Practice Session

2:30 – 6:00 pm Practice Session

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (approximately) Teachings with Lama Sonam Rinpoche


June 30:

8:30 am – 12:30 pm Practice Session

2:30 – 6:00 pm Practice Session




Pema Osel Ling is facing severe financial shortfall due to the Coronavirus and the sudden loss of most of our income. Please help us weather this storm and keep Pema Osel Ling going with offerings as you are able. All donations are very much appreciated! 


That said, We have never let finances be an obstacle to participation and no one will be turned away from streaming. Please contact if you have special circumstances and are not able to register at one of the suggested levels of donation. Your contribution of any amount supports the operation and activities of our teachers and Pema Osel Ling, especially during this challenging time.

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

Date: June 22, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - June 30, 2020, 7 p.m.