Ngondro: Teaching and Transmission

via Zoom & In-Person with Tempa Dukte Lama

Week 1 | Sat. January 21st – Sun. January 22nd
Week 2 | Sat. January 28th – Sun. January 29th

from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Simultaneous translation will be available in Spanish/Español and French/Francais for January 21st – 22nd.

Tempa Lama would like to begin this near year 2023 with a detailed
teaching and transmission of the Ngondro preliminary practices. This teaching will be on the Nine Preliminary Practice from Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud. This practice opens the door to all Bon practices of Tantra (Path of Transformation) and Dzogchen (Path of Self-Liberation). It is extremely important for all those who wish to learn and practice the spiritual path of liberation in the Bon tradition.

Bon Ngondro is the practice that opens our minds and heart toward realization on the Path of Transformation and the Path of Self-Realization. Ngondro is of tremendous benefit to our life. It helps us build a deeper connection with our spiritual teachers and cultivate the mind and heart of awakening, the motivation to benefit all beings. Ngondro is a powerful practice for purifying karmic tendencies and negativities. By cleansing our body, speech, and mind Ngondro prepares us to recognize our true nature.

Tempa Lama will explain and give the transmission for both the external and internal Ngondro practices.

Participants will receive:
  • Recordings of Each Teaching
  • Three (3) Necessary Handouts:
       – The Nine Breaths of Purification
       – Ngondro Liturgy
       – Hand Gestures and Seed Syllables of the Five Elements

Registration and Fees

We want the Bon teachings to be accessible to everyone independent of financial means. Therefore, we offer a lower fee option and full scholarship for anyone facing economic challenges.

If you are able to afford one of the higher fee options, we would greatly appreciate it.

We recently acquired the 3-story building that houses Olmo Ling temple. Your support over the next several months will help us cover the monthly mortgage until we have completed renovations of the upper two floors and are able to rent out this space. We plan to complete renovations by early summer.

If you are unable to afford a fee, do not hesitate to contact Joanna at – please have Ngondro Scholarship in the title.

Members Receive a 10% Discount

  • Mid to High income: $80
  • Mid income: $50
  • Low income: $20

Offering to Tempa Lama

If you would like to thank Tempa Lama for the teaching and transmission with an offering, you can donate online HERE or by mailing a check with a memo of “Tempa Lama” or “teacher support” to Olmo Ling, 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217. Thank you!

Donations to the Translators

Julián Moguillansky (Spanish / Español): HERE


We are really sorry, there are no places left for this event.
Please check the Olmo Ling Retreat and Teaching Schedule to see if there is another workshop or retreat that you might be interested in.

If you still want to participate in this event, please send us an email . Back to Olmo Ling Retreat and Teaching Schedule