Upcoming Events


Ngondro Retreat

Troma Nagmo Chod Ngondro Retreat

10/13/2017 06:30pm - 10/15/2017 08:30pm

Location: Dorje Ling

3200 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229-3815
http://www.dorjelingportland.org/event/sangyengondro2017

Join us at Dorje Ling for a weekend of Chod Ngondro teachings and practice with Sangye Khandro.


Registration is currently at capacity. Please signup for our waiting list.


Friday, October 13th
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, October 14th & 15th
9am - 11:30am
2:30pm - 5pm
6:30pm - 8:30pm

$25 per session (pay at the door)
$55 per day (register below)
Entire weekend retreat: $100 (register below)

Seating is limited; please register in advance.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Sangye Khandro will teach and lead the Chod Ngondro practices from the Dudjom Lineage of Trma Nagmo.
Sangye Khandro's biohttps://www.berotsana.org/pages/sangye-khandro
We recommend that participants attend all sessions, but if schedules do not allow, it is acceptable to attend individual sessions.

Students will need the Troma Nagmo Ngondro & Phowa practice text (see order information below) and please bring your Chd instruments (kongling and damaru) if you have them.
PRACTICE TEXTS
The Trma Nagmo Ngndro & Phowa practice text will be used throughout the weekend retreat"all students will need this text.

Purchase the text at the retreat:

  • Purchase the text at Dorje Ling during the retreat. We will only be able to accept cash or checks (made out to Light of Berotsana) $30/book.


Order your text in advance:

  • Order online before the retreat and have the text shipped. We ask that all advance orders be placed by October 1st to allow ample time for shipping to your home or business address.


The text is available in two formats: as a spiral bound printed booklet, or as a digital PDF file--for viewing on electronic devices only (laptops, tablets, ipads, etc.).
* Dorje Ling will allow students to use the digital text on laptops and tablets in the shrine room.
Order Print Version $30
https://www.berotsana.org/collections/troma-publications/products/troma-nagmo-ngondro-phowa-practice-text
Order PDF Download $18
https://www.berotsana.org/collections/troma-publications/products/troma-nagmo-ngondro-phowa-digital-practice-text

Ngondro Retreat
Name Dates Info Location Cost
Waiting List10/13/2017 06:30pm - 10/15/2017 08:30pmRegistration is currently full, so sign up for our waiting list.Dorje Ling free

Ngondro Retreat

Troma Nagmo Chod Ngondro Retreat

10/13/2017 06:30pm - 10/15/2017 08:30pm

Location: Dorje Ling

3200 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229-3815
http://www.dorjelingportland.org/event/sangyengondro2017-reg

All are welcome to join us at Dorje Ling for a weekend of Chod Ngondro teachings and practice with Sangye Khandro.


Friday, October 13th
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, October 14th & 15th
9am - 11:30am
2:30pm - 5pm
6:30pm - 8:30pm

$25 per session (pay at the door)
$55 per day (register below)
Entire weekend retreat: $100 (register below)

Seating is limited; please register in advance.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Sangye Khandro will teach and lead the Chod Ngondro practices from the Dudjom Lineage of Trma Nagmo.
Sangye Khandro's biohttps://www.berotsana.org/pages/sangye-khandro
We recommend that participants attend all sessions, but if schedules do not allow, it is acceptable to attend individual sessions.

Students will need the Troma Nagmo Ngondro & Phowa practice text (see order information below) and please bring your Chd instruments (kongling and damaru) if you have them.
PRACTICE TEXTS
The Trma Nagmo Ngndro & Phowa practice text will be used throughout the weekend retreat"all students will need this text.

Purchase the text at the retreat:

  • Purchase the text at Dorje Ling during the retreat. We will only be able to accept cash or checks (made out to Light of Berotsana) $30/book.


Order your text in advance:

  • Order online before the retreat and have the text shipped. We ask that all advance orders be placed by October 1st to allow ample time for shipping to your home or business address.


The text is available in two formats: as a spiral bound printed booklet, or as a digital PDF file--for viewing on electronic devices only (laptops, tablets, ipads, etc.).
* Dorje Ling will allow students to use the digital text on laptops and tablets in the shrine room.
Order Print Version $30
https://www.berotsana.org/collections/troma-publications/products/troma-nagmo-ngondro-phowa-practice-text
Order PDF Download $18
https://www.berotsana.org/collections/troma-publications/products/troma-nagmo-ngondro-phowa-digital-practice-text

Ngondro Retreat
Name Dates Info Location Cost
Full Retreat10/13/2017 06:30pm - 10/15/2017 08:30pmFull weekend retreat, friday, saturday, sundayDorje Ling$100.00
Friday Session10/13/2017 06:30pm - 08:30pmAttend this session only.Dorje Ling$25.00
Saturday only10/14/2017 09:00am - 08:30pmOnly attend the saturday events.Dorje Ling$55.00
Sunday Only10/15/2017 09:00am - 08:30pmOnly attend sunday eventsDorje Ling$55.00

Past Events


Lama Chonam

Nature of Mind

11/13/2015 07:00pm - 11/15/2015 04:00pm

Location: Dorje Ling

3200 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229-3815
http://www.dorjelingportland.org/event/chonam-nov2015

Nature of Mind from a Tibetan Buddhist Perspective
With Lama Chonam

Lama Chonam will draw from the teachings of
the ancient Kadampa Masters on instructions
for the lineage of mind training—with an emphasis
on taking adversity as the path of practice
to arouse compassion for all beings. These
teachings will continue in more detail on Saturday
at Dorje Ling. Sunday morning join us in
a guided meditation. Those interested in
translation are encouraged to meet with Lama
Chonam on Sunday afternoon to discuss plans
for Tibetan language instruction.

Lama Chonam
Name Dates Info Location Cost
Introduction: Nature of Mind11/13/2015 07:00pm - 08:00pmAll are welcomeTabor Space$10.00
Lojong11/14/2015 10:00am - 12:30pmLojong - Mind training morning session.Dorje Ling$20.00
Lojong11/14/2015 01:30pm - 04:00pmLojong - Mind Training afternoon sessionDorje Ling$20.00
Guided Meditation11/15/2015 10:00am - 12:00pmGuided meditation along with questions and answers at the end.Dorje Ling$10.00
Tibetan to English11/15/2015 02:00pm - 04:00pmTibetan to English translation discussionDorje Ling$10.00

Sangye Khandro

Chod Teachings

01/30/2016 02:00pm - 01/31/2016 05:00pm

Location: Dorje Ling

3200 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229-3815
http://www.dorjelingportland.org/event/sangye-khandro-chod-jan2016

Sangye Khandro
Name Dates Info Location Cost
Meaning of Path of Chod 101/30/2016 02:00pm - 05:00pm Dorje Ling free
Meaning of Path of Chod 201/30/2016 06:30pm - 08:30pm Dorje Ling free
Chod Practice01/31/2016 02:30pm - 04:30pmGiving of the body as a pure vision of Dudjom Lingpa.Dorje Ling free

Sangye Khandro

Believing In the Potential of Your Mind

01/31/2016 11:00am - 01:00pm

Location: New Renaissance Bookshop

1338 NW 23rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
http://www.dorjelingportland.org/event/sangye-khandro-mind-jan2015

Sangye Khandro

Lama Chonam

The Meaning of Karmic Cause and Result

03/25/2016 07:00pm - 03/27/2016 05:00pm

Location: Dorje Ling

3200 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229-3815
http://www.dorjelingportland.org/event/chonam-march-2016

Understanding the law of interdependency as it applies to the relative work is said to be the most difficult truth to comprehend. Lama Chonam will review the teachings on the stages of how karma is accumulated, stored, how it matures and how it is purifed and transformed.

Friday and Saturday: $10/session or $25 for all 3 sessions.Sunday activities are free of charge. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Lama Chonam
Name Dates Info Location Cost
Friday Night Teachings03/25/2016 07:00pm - 09:00pmFriday night teachings on Karma.Dorje Ling$10.00
Saturday Morning Teachings03/26/2016 10:00am - 03/28/2016 12:00amSaturday morning teachings on karma.Dorje Ling$10.00
Saturday Afternoon teachings03/26/2016 02:00pm - 04:00pmSaturday afternoon teachingsDorje Ling$10.00
Sunday Smoke Offering and Teachings03/27/2016 10:00am - 02:00pm10am Mountain Smoke Offering followed by teachings on the meaning of practice.Dorje Ling free
Personal Interviews03/27/2016 02:00pm - 05:00pmPersonal interviews and translator meeting.Dorje Ling free

Fire Ceremony

Chenrezig Fire Ceremony with Ven. Karma Rinpoche

07/24/2016 11:00am - 03:00pm

Location: Dorje Ling

3200 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229-3815
http://www.dorjelingportland.org/event/firesummer16

Join Venerable Karma Rinpoche and Jampal Gyatso for a special Chenrezig Buddha of Compassion Fire Ceremony. The inspiration arising from the ceremony is dedicated to world peace and the spiritual benefit for all beings. During the fire ceremony, food and herb medicine offerings are given to the fire while Rinpoche chants and recites special prayers.

The fire ceremony purifies obstacles and negativities,and offers healing to us and our world.For any important life event, such as birth,graduation, marriage, or career, the fire ceremony blesses the participant(s) and brings support.For those going through difficult times or forloved ones who have passed, the fire ceremony offers healing and blessings. Please contact us with the full names of loved ones or families you wish to be blessed. You may contribute toward the cost of purchasing offerings and conductingthe ceremony.

The fire ceremony is outdoors, so please dress for theweather. Bring a cushion or lawn chair and your water bottle. The fire ceremony will last up to four hours. Afterwards there will be a potluck; please bring your favorite potluck dish to share after the ceremony.

All Are Welcome!

Fire Ceremony
Name Dates Info Location Cost
Fire Ceremony07/24/2016 11:00am - 03:00pmFire Ceremony with Ven. Karma RinpocheDorje Ling$20.00

Drikung Kagyu Lama Abao

How to set up a Vajrayana Shrine and Padmasambhava's Source of Auspicious Good Fortune Terma

08/27/2016 11:00am - 08/28/2016 04:00pm

Location: Dorje Ling

3200 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229-3815
http://www.dorjelingportland.org/event/vajrashrine2016

Abao Lamas Bio: Lama Abaos parents lived as nomads in Tibet at a time of great political change, and they endured many hardships just to survive. Five of their ten children died due to the difficult circumstances. Abao Lama was born in 1969. From the age of six until the age of eight he studied the Tibetan language and script. At the age of fourteen he met his Root Lama, His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, with whom he took refuge at that time. Afterward he completed 500,000 recitations of the Fivefold Mahamudra Ngondro. At age fifteen Abao Lama received his monastic vows and instructions on Mahamudra from the Mahasiddha Karma Norbu. At the age of eighteen he met Khenpo Munsel from Golog for the first time. After having completed the Dzogchen Ngondro he received instructions and transmission on Trekcho and Thogal. Starting at the age of twenty-two, he served for three years at Gargon monastery, having responsibility for the offerings received by the monastery. In 1997 Abao Lama traveled with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche to America, and he subsequently became an American citizen. Since 1997 Rinpoche has built many centers around the world, and Abao Lama has been Rinpoches attendant and shrine master on his travels throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.

Saturday 27th - 11am -4pm
1. Tsok Offering and Guru Yoga 2. Six Mantra's Six Mudra's transmission- watch here: https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGQwiXbhEQY 3. Guru Rinpoches Source of Auspicious Good Fortune smoke offering from Drikung Rinchen Phunstoks Terma Revelation. Including oral explanation and transmission.(Tri and Lung) 4 Dedication of Merit

Sunday 28th - 11am - 4am
1. Medicine Buddha Sadhana 2. "How to Set up a Vajrayana Shrine" & Torma Explanation 3. Q&A and Dedication of Merit *All participants will receive a copy of the text,explanation, reading transmission, and the practice session. **After receiving transmission, participants will have permission to practice these texts, if they have taken formal refuge.

Drikung Kagyu Lama Abao
Name Dates Info Location Cost
Source of Auspicious Good Fortune08/27/2016 11:00am - 04:00pmGuru Rinpoche's Source of Auspicious Good Fortune smoke offering from Drikung Rinchen Phunstok's Terma Revelation. Including oral explanation and transmission.(Tri and Lung)Dorje Ling$20.00
How to Set up a Vajrayana Shrine08/28/2016 11:00am - 04:00pmHow to Set up a Vajrayana Shrine and Torma ExplanationDorje Ling$20.00

Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

Teachings with Khenpo

09/19/2016 06:00pm - 09:00pm

Location: Dorje Ling

3200 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229-3815
http://www.dorjelingportland.org/event/khenpotsewang-20160919

Teachings with Kenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche at Dorje Ling Portland. Specifics about the teachings are not yet finalized. Possibly a question and answer session with Khenpo Tsewang.

Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Name Dates Info Location Cost
Monday Night Teachings09/19/2016 06:00pm - 09:00pmTeachings with Kenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche at Dorje Ling Portland. Specifics about the teachings are not yet finalized. Possibly a question and answer session with Khenpo Tsewang.Dorje Ling$15.00

Troma Nagmos Chod

Transmission, Teaching and Practice Weekend with Sangye Khandro

10/29/2016 10:00am - 10/30/2016 05:00pm

Location: Dorje Ling

3200 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229-3815
http://www.dorjelingportland.org/event/tromanagmoschod2016

Oct. 29th Sangye Khandro, a lineage holder of the Dudjom Tersar tradition, will introduce the Dudjom Troma Chod Severance tradition, give reading transmission for the preliminary practices, the feasts, the concise sadhana and discuss the profound meaning of this level of practice.
Morning session 10 - 12, afternoon session 2 to 5.

Oct. 30th Morning session will be a guided meditation on resting in Minds Pristine Nature with Q and A. Following a potluck lunch, Sangye will lead the Roma Ngondro practice and continue to explain the meaning of this profound treasure.
Morning session 10 - 12, potluck lunch,afternoon session 2 to 5.

Troma Nagmos Chod
Name Dates Info Location Cost
Reading Transmission and Teachings10/29/2016 10:00am - 05:00pmIntroduction to the Dudjom Troma Chod Severance tradition with reading transmission and teachingsDorje Ling$20.00
Guided Meditation and time for Questions10/30/2016 10:00am - 05:00pmA guided meditation with time for questions, potluck and then Sangye will lead the Troma Ngondro practiceDorje Ling$20.00

Lama Tsering - 3 Nights of Teachings

Maintaining Equanimity, Integrating Dharma and Red Tara Practice

04/16/2017 06:30pm - 04/18/2017 09:00pm

Location: Dorje Ling

3200 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229-3815
http://www.dorjelingportland.org/event/tsering

Born in the US, Lama Tsering served as H.E.Chagdud Tulku Rinpoches translator for more than 11 years. After completing a three year retreat in 1995, she was ordained as a lama and recognized by Rinpoche as a holder of the Red Tara lineage, authorized to give teachings and empowerments. That same year she was invited to teach in Brazil; based on the enthusiasm and interest encountered there, she became a permanent resident. Her warm and humorous manner of teaching reflects her own teachers style, with a focus on cultivating compassion, training the mind, and applying the dharma in a practical way. She teaches and conducts retreats in many cities across Brazil, Chile, New Zealand and Australia as well as returning every year to fulfill the requests of her students in North America. Lama Tsering is the resident lama and director of Chagdud Gonpa Odsal Ling in So Paulo and currently resides at the Odsal Ling temple in Cotia along with her husband Lama Padma Norbu.

Pricing for this event is $20 for each of the 3 nights but if you attend all 3 nights of teachings you may select the $50 discouted option. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Lama Tsering - 3 Nights of Teachings
Name Dates Info Location Cost
All 3 Nights04/16/2017 06:25pm - 04/18/2017 09:00pmCome to all 3 nights of teachings for $50.00.Dorje Ling$50.00
Maintaining Equanimity In These Difficult Times04/16/2017 06:30pm - 09:00pm Dorje Ling$20.00
Integrating Dharma into Everyday Life04/17/2017 06:30pm - 09:00pm Dorje Ling$20.00
Red Tara practice with commentary04/18/2017 06:30pm - 09:00pm Dorje Ling$20.00

Dzogchen Teaching (Location: Portland Insight Center)

Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche - A Commentary on His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche's Mountain Retreat Instructions

09/15/2017 07:30pm - 09/18/2017 09:00pm

Location: Dorje Ling

3200 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229-3815
http://www.dorjelingportland.org/event/KhenpoTsewang2017pimc

Dzogchen Teaching:
A Commentary on His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoches
Mountain Retreat Instructions give by
Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

Friday, Sept. 15, 7:30 pm $20
Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 am " 5 pm, $75

This sublime teaching by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche reveals the heart essence of how to bring forth and continuously abide in the fresh and vivid realization of ones own true nature. This is one of the most profound teachings for practitioners who want to absorb the Dzogchen teachings deeply into their hearts and minds. H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche was one of the greatest realized masters of the 20th century, and was the regent and mind emanation of Guru Padmasambhava. Having received this teaching directly from H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche recently published an extensive commentary on these Mountain Retreat Instructions entitled Inborn Realization.

Vajrasattva Empowerment
According to the Lineage of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche

Sunday, Sept. 17, 7 pm, $25

Vajrasattva is the perfect and complete embodiment of all the buddhas of the three times. Throughout the Tantras, Vajrasattva is known as the All-Pervasive Sovereign, the supreme embodiment of the entire tantric mandala, and the Lord of All Buddha Families. Meditation and practice on Vajrasattva is a powerful support for purification, bringing clarity and peace of mind, increasing positive energy and auspicious conditions, and swiftly revealing our innate qualities love, compassion, and wisdom.


Event Location:
Portland Insight Meditation Community
6536 SE Duke St.
Portland, OR 97206
Contact phone: 503-284-1448


There is no pre-registration for these events
~ No one will be turned away due to lack of funds ~

Dzogchen Teaching (Location: Portland Insight Center)

Dzogchen Teaching

To Be Determined

09/18/2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Location: Dorje Ling

3200 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229-3815
http://www.dorjelingportland.org/event/KhenpoTsewang2017

As a holder of the complete Nyingmapa lineage"kama, terma, and Dzogchen teachings, Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche is fully versed in all the schools of Buddhism, and is a master of Dzogchen, the most advanced tradition of meditation practice in Tibetan Buddhism. He is the author of several learned works in Tibetan, and has co-authored over 25 Dharma books in English with his brother Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche travels extensively within the U.S.A. and throughout the world, giving empowerments, teachings, and personal guidance at numerous retreats.

Monday night teachings to be determined.. Check back soon!

Dzogchen Teaching
Name Dates Info Location Cost
Monday Night Teaching09/18/2017 07:00pm - 09:00pmTeachings to be determined. More information soon.Dorje Ling$20.00