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Ngondro Program at Pema Osel Ling


Dudjom Refuge Tree 2014 


What is Ngondro and why will you benefit? 

Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche said in his introduction to A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar, “As an example of the importance of the preliminary practices [Ngondro], if someone wants to build a special house or temple, the most important part of the construction is the foundation in order for the building to be stable.” Similarly, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche taught, “Ngondro is called a preliminary practice because it lays a foundation for the two main stages of Vajrayana practice: the creation stage and the completion stage. Since it contains all paths to the realization of enlightenment, every effort should be made to complete the Ngondro in order to fully cultivate and realize its profound benefits.”

Ngondro is the gateway to the advanced practices of Dzogchen, as well.  The lamas of the Vajrayana Foundation have required students to finish their Ngondro in order to participate in Rushen (a secret practice that comprises the Dzogchen preliminaries), our annual Trekchำงd (Cutting Through Solidity) teachings, and in other advanced practices. 







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October is a special month for seasoned Dudjom Ngondro Practitionersor for those of you who are beginning Dudjom Ngondro Practice and looking for support for your Ngondro Practice, and who want to experience the Vajrayana Foundation Dudjom Ngondro Program. All October Scheduled Events are FREE and OPEN TO ALL!!! Teachings will be in the Tibetan Language with English translation by Lotsawa Cy Cassoff.


October 4th, 2023 @ 5pm
with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche

By the request from Troma Ngondro Practitioners, Tulku Thadral Rinpoche has accepted to give Troma Ngondro Teachings from The Recitation of the Profound Preliminary Practice of Cutting through Demons  Adapted from the main instruction Manual. Rinpoche has suggested that all participants  attending by live stream or in person at Pema Osel Ling to please bring  your text *.  This will be the first teaching of the monthly Troma Ngondro Teaching Series and will be complimentary.  Thereafter, you will need to register to attend by livestream or in person. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 


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*Troma Ngondro Text 

Acquire complimentary copy from the website of 
Dudjom Rinpoche III Sangye Pema Shepa
Dudjom International Foundation 

Note:  This is marked as a restricted text, which indicates that some prerequisite is required for its purchase, such as having received an empowerment, transmission, and/or permission from a lama.


Troma Resources:
October 7th, 2023 @ 11am
with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche
by livestream only!
You must register here to receive the streaming link.
Please come prepared with your questions. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions directly with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche, insert it in the chat box, or email your questions subject: #107Q&A.  
Please no email after 10-05
October 20th, 2023 @ 9am
Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Accumulation
with Choying Wangmo
by livestream only!
You must register here to receive the streaming link.
The focus for this Accumulation Session will be Refuge and Guru Yoga.

Choying Wangmo will begin the session with a short quiet meditation to still the mind before she guides you through the Dudjom Tersar Concise Ngondro practice with visualization instruction, beginning with the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind, Refuge and Bodhicitta with prostrations, Accumulation of Merit through Mandala Offering, the Purification of Obscurations through Vajrasattva recitation and meditation, and Swiftly Received Blessings of Guru Yoga. The accumulation continues through and ends with the Dedication of Merit and a short dharma reading.

What to bring: Text*, male, mandala offering pan, yoga mat or prostration board with furniture sliders or oven mitts.



*Dudjom Ngondro Text:

This text has both the Concise and Sater Ngondro with color photos to support your
visualization and is published by Bero Jeydren Publications.
Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Resources:

SEPTEMBER 22nd  9:00 am
for Ngondro Program Participants
Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Accumulation with
Choying Wangmo



For Troma Ngondro Participants only with Helen:
Access to the 7am Pacific Daily Troma Ngondro Practice Session
and the 
8:pm Pacific Troma Four Feasts: Black, Red, Mixed & Red.


Note: Ngondro Participants,
please see your registered email for access to the Ngondro Livestream Events.
If you are a local Ngondro Participant please email your in-person
attendance request to: