Please join us Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30pm for instruction and practice on the core Ngondro (preliminary) practices of the Drikung Kagyu tradition. We will spend 2 weeks on each of the practices; Mandala offering, Vajrasattva recitation, and Refuge combined with prostrations. Sessions will include explanations with time for questions, as well as plenty of time to practice. This will be a great way to deepen and support your Ngondro practice! This program is suitable for beginning students or experienced practitioners.

Ngondro means “preliminary.” This set of 3-5 practices is traditionally accomplished before one begins training in the more subtle practices of the Tantras, Mahamudra, or Dzogchen. While referred to as “preliminary” many masters have stated that Ngondro is a complete method by which one can attain enlightenment. These practices are powerful and efficient methods for accumulating merit and purifying obscurations. Practically, these trainings help develop positive, virtuous qualities, weaken and diminish obscurations and negative qualities, and render the practitioner receptive to more subtle teachings.


Audio recordings ARE now available



Chakrasamvara & rare instructions on the Stages of Meditation.

Now that our wonderful spring retreat with Garchen Rinpoche has come to an end, we are extremely happy to be able to offer you
the ability to experience these precious teachings through audio downloads. For those of you who could not attend, it is an opportunity
to share in Garchen Rinpoche’s teachings about the Drikung yidam, Chakrasamvara, and his profound, rare instructions on the
Stages of Meditation. For those of you who did attend, this will be an opportunity to relive the experience many times.

These audio downloads are being made available as part of our new Vajra Speech program at Gar Drolma. It is
our wish to preserve and share the precious teachings of Garchen Rinpoche that we’ve had the privilege to receive at the center
with students around the world. In return, a sliding scale donation is requested from $50 to $80 for both weekend’s teachings.
(click here to order)
to help us sustain the activities of the center for the benefit of beings everywhere.

We are always grateful for your support and we wish to thank those who attended the retreat—often by traveling great distances
or overcoming other difficulties. In addition, we’d like to give a special thanks to those of you who joined us by Ustream. It is
wonderful to know that Garchen Rinpoche’s teachings were able to reach 4000 students from 23 countries. You give us reason
to be even more diligent in our dharma activities.

For more information or any questions, please feel free to contact us at
sangha@gardrolma.org or 513-604-3723

1329 Creighton Ave. Dayton, OH 45420 | Directions (937) 252-2220
E-mail: sangha@gardrolma.org