2022 Summer Retreat: Troma Nagmo

Troma Trikaya Dakini


Summer Retreat 2022: Troma Nagmo Retreat

Troma Nagmo Empowerment (given by Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche) - June 11

Troma Ngondro, Four Feasts and Healing Chod Ceremony - June 12 - 16

Troma Intermediate Sadhana Practice - June 17 - 21


By Streaming and In Person


Revised Schedule


Text List

Pre-Retreat Information


Register for 11-Days Streaming or Section 1 (6 Days - June 11-16) In Person:

Register for In-Person Empowerment only, In-Person Troma Ngondro, Four Feasts and Healing Chod Ceremony


Register for Section 2 In Person (5 Days - June 17 - 21):

Troma Intermediate Sadhana Practice




Make auspicious connections with offerings for Tsok, Butter Lamps or Smoke Offerings


Masks and negative Covid test are required for in-person attendance.


For Oral Transmissions (Lungs) and Empowerments (Wangs):

You can receive the full lung by live streaming, but it must be received in real time. Watching the wang by streaming is for the blessings only. You must attend in person to receive the full empowerment. Since streaming links are send automatically upon registration, there will be no refunds of streaming or empowerment-only fees.



Our 11-day Troma Nagmo retreat is divided into three sections. On June 11, we will receive the Troma Nagmo empowerment.


From June 12 to 16, we will receive teachings and practice the Troma Ngondro (Preliminary Practices) and the Four Feasts. Each evening we will do the Concise Troma Sadhana with tsok, and Dudjom Lingpa's Healing Chod Ceremony, using melodies, visualizations, and offerings as a method for healing the ailments of the body, speech, and mind with great compassion.


While Troma Ngondro is generally undertaken only after completion of the Dudjom Tersar or another general Ngondro, students who have an interest in the Troma Cycle, or in Dzogchen in general, are urged to attend the retreat. There is no specific practice commitment for students who receive the Oral Transmission and teachings during this Troma Retreat.


From June 17-21, we will receive teachings and practice the Troma Intermediate Sadhana with tsok. Participants may attend all 11 days, only the 5-day Ngondro/Feasts section, only the 5-day Sadhana section, or the empowerment only.


Lama Sonam Rinpoche gives this background about our Troma Retreat:


"This year during Summer Retreat we will practice Tröma Nagmo from Traktung Dudjom Lingpa’s pure vision treasure revelation Chönyi Namkhay Longdzö, The Treasury of the Expanse of the Sky of Dharmata: The Profound Heart-Essence of Mahasiddha Saraha, Pith Instructions for Severing Attachment and Expectations and Recognizing the Natural State of One’s Own Mind.


"In the vajra speech of the root text it says, 

I, Saraha, the Lord of Siddhas,

Keeper of the secret treasury of the dakinis,

Entrust this most essential heart essence,

Which is only for a few fortunate disciples,

To you, Great Traktung.


"Thus, the Great Treasure Revealer himself, in the all-encompassing completely pure wisdom display of his own phenomena, saw that the embodiment of the hundred Mahasiddhas, Glorious Saraha, and the Lake-Born Vajra Samantabhadra, Guru Rinpoche, were but different illusory dance expressions of one single wisdom. He saw them directly and actually received their blessings, and they gave him teachings through symbolic indications. Through that, the treasure box of the profound expanse of the sky-treasury of the nature of phenomena was opened through the magic of self-manifesting wisdom-awareness, and great treasure revelations welled forth inexhaustibly from his wisdom mind.


"This is the distilled essence of all of them; it is deceitless in its teachings on how to accomplish all activities and siddhis, and it is complete with all the key points of the paths of the teachings on the transcendent perfections and the practices of severance (Tib. gcod) found in Guru Padmasambhava’s treasures. Through this practice we can accomplish the Great Transference Rainbow Body in this very lifetime, just as thirteen of Dudjom Lingpa’s disciples did, and just as followers of this lineage continue to do up until now.


I, Saraha, the Lord of Siddhas,

Have placed this condensed heart essence

As a glorious protection for sentient beings in the degenerate age.

Those who have the karma to reach for the state of lasting happiness

Will receive the blessings of the profound wisdom mind lineage.

There is no doubt that they will accomplish Buddhahood in one lifetime.


"Dudjom Lingpa said, 'I practiced diligently for one lifetime and actually reached the supreme state of Buddha Vajradhara. This is my final advice for my beloved lineage holders: practice correctly, my fortunate sons.'”


We want to thank the Light of Berotsana for the gracious use of their texts for our Troma Nagmo Retreat. You can learn more about them here: https://www.berotsana.org/


Please register to attend in person or to receive the live streaming links. All donations help support Pema Osel Ling. If you are not able to pay at one of the suggested levels, please contact office@vajrayana.org. No one will be turned away from streaming the retreat for lack of funds.  *You can find our payment and cancellation policies here.


*Please Note: Schedule Times May Be Subject to Change*


Location: Pema Osel Ling on-site and by streaming
2013 Eureka Canyon Road
Watsonville , CA 95076

Date: June 11, 2022, 2 p.m. - June 21, 2022, 1 p.m.