Dzogchen Teachings

Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

September 2016

A Commentary on His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s Mountain Retreat Instructions

August 2017

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

Rinpoche gave the empowerment at the conclusion of the week-end of teachings in 2017.

Troma Nagmo Chöd

Transmission, Teaching and Practice Weekend

Sangye Khandro

October 2016

Sangye Khandro, a lineage holder of the Dudjom Tersar tradition, introduced the Dudjom Troma Chod Severance tradition, giving reading transmission for the preliminary practices, the feasts, the concise sadhana, and discussing the profound meaning of this level of practice.

On numerous other occasions in recent years, Sangye Khandro came to Dorje Ling to give teachings and discuss practices.

White Tara Troma Chod

Noble Mother Tara: Bestower of Longevity Blessings
White Tara Transmission & Teachings 

Sangye Khandro
October 2019

Sangye Khandro gave the reading transmission for the practice, and explained the special features of Noble Mother White Tara, as well as how to accomplish all the benefits.  How and why to practice the Longevity White Tara, the terma revelation of Vidyadhara Duddul Dorje, the predecessor of Dudjom Lingpa and Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, with supplementation by Dudjom Rinpoche.

Troma Nagmo Chod Teachings & Practice

She also taught and led practice for the Troma Ngondro and the Four Feasts.

Drikung Kagyu Lama Abao

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

August 2016

Abao Lama, the attendant and shrine master for H.E Garchen Rinpoche, came to Dorje Ling to share a week-end of teachings – including a tsok offering, a smoke offering, and teachings on setting up a Vajrayana shrine.

Spiritual Help for the Dying

Preparing for a Meaningful Death and Rebirth

Chamtrul Rinpoche

August 2019

Chamtrul Rinpoche returned to Dorje Ling for a 2-night series on death and dying. On one evening he discussed how we can help others who are transitioning from this life to the next. On the next, he taught on our own death process and how to navigate it skillfully.

The Wish Fulfilling Treasure

Teachings of Longchenpa

Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche

August 2016

Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche returned to teach again in Portland, coming from Shechen Monastery, Nepal. He continued previous teachings on Longchen Rabjam, focusing on Longchenpa’s text, The Wish Fulfilling Treasure. 

Marig Munsel – Dispelling the Darkness of Ignorance

January to April 2019

Lama Bruce Newman came up from Tashi Choling to begin his 4-year course called Marig Munsel, which is focused on building a strong foundational understanding of Buddhism. Lama Bruce Newman designed this course and has been teaching it for more than 15 years. Intended for modern American householders, Marig Munsel provides a rare opportunity to clarify the whole of the Buddhist path in an extended series of week-end classes.

Due to a series of circumstances, the class did not continue as originally planned.


The Meaning of Karmic Cause and Result

Lama 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 reviewed the teachings on the stages of how karma is accumulated, stored, how it matures, and how it is purified and transformed.

Troma Chod Retreat

With Sangye Khandro

October 2018

Sangye Khandro gave teachings on the view that accompanies the practice of the Dudjom Tersar Chod.

Medicine Buddha: Door to Boundless Healing

Lama Bruce Newman

November 2018

Lama Bruce Newman led two sessions of teaching and meditation on the practice of Medicine Buddha, using Tulku Thondup’s book, Boundless Healing as our guide. In this weekend mini-retreat, he guided us through profound meditations of the Medicine Buddha, adapted for Westerners, which practices nurture health and liberation.

Lama Bruce Newman