Ngondro Retreat with Sam Bercholz 2023

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Amy Green, Sam Bercholz and Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

 

2023 Annual Ngondro Retreat

In-Person and by Live Streaming

 

April 1 & 2, Teachings with Sam Bercholz 

 

April 3-9, Teaching and Practice Instruction

with Lama Sonam Rinpoche, Amy Green, Drubpon Pema Rigdzin, Choying Wangmo and Stefan Graves

 

April 3 & April 9, Oral Transmissions (lungs) for the Concise and Sater Ngondros

 

April 3, Refuge Ceremony (tentative)

 

 

Registration (Coming soon)

 Pricing (Coming soon)

Schedule (Coming soon)

Text and Resource List (Coming soon)

Pre-Retreat Information

 

 Negative Covid test and mask required for in-person attendance.

  

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, April 1-2, 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. 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.  He has entitled his weekend teachings, "Understanding the Student-Teacher Relationship".

 

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, April 3 - April 9. 

 

Evening Ngondro accumulation sessions will be led by Drubpon Pema Rigdzin, Choying Wangmo and Stefan Graves

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 office@vajrayana.org.

 

Lungs (Oral Transmissions): 

For those wishing to receive the lungs for the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro on April 3rd please note that it is important to receive the lungs in real time, so please make every effort to attend the sessions.

 

Lama Sonam Rinpoche's Biography and Long Life Prayer

Sam Bercholz' Biography and Long Life Prayer

 

For information on our Ngondro Program go to dudjomtersarngondro.com

 

To make offerings for Tsok, Butter Lamps, Streaming or personal offerings for the teachers or the translator, please visit https://www.vajrayana.org/pema-osel-ling-offerings/

 
 
      

 

 

Location: Pema Osel Ling by Streaming
California

Date: April 1, 2023, 10 a.m. - April 9, 2023, 3 p.m.