Summer Retreat 2022: Shitro Ngakso and Neydren Ceremony

Mandala of Peaceful Deities


Summer Retreat 2022: Shitro Ngakso and Neydren


100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities Empowerment given by Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche - June 24

Shitro Puja with Neydren Ceremony - June 25 - 27

By Streaming and In Person



Revised Schedule (Empowerment is full day)


Text List


Pre-Retreat Information



Support Materials Available Through Dharma Treasures


Click Here to make auspicious offerings for Tsok, Butter Lamps, Riwo Sangchod


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


 Lama Sonam Rinpoche in garden

Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche


The 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities (Shitro) Empowerment will open the retreat this year. 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.



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. Please submit names of deceased loved ones along with your offering. To make offerings and submit names for the Neydren Ceremony and Shitro Ngakso puja:


Neydren Ceremony (select amount)
Names of the deceased:



Shitro Ngakso Dedications for the Living (select amount)
Names of the living:



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.)


Please register to receive the live streaming links. 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 no one will be turned away for lack of funds. *You can find our payment and cancellation policies here.


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

Date: June 24, 2022, 8:30 a.m. - June 27, 2022, 7 p.m.