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The Foundational Practice of Dudjom Tersar; a Weekend Retreat with Lama Rangbar

  • Bodhivastu 119 Roosevelt Drive Poughquag, NY, 12570 United States (map)

Dear Bodhivastu Community Members, Students and Friends,
At the request of several of our members, this October 29th and 30th Lama Rangbar will be offering rare teachings on the condensed Dudjom Tersar Ngondro, or Foundational Practices of the Ancient Ones (Nyingma).  This is a unique opportunity to receive the transmission and learn the precious enlightenment practices by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. 
We advise all beginning and more advanced practitioners to make special efforts to attend these teachings, as they do not come by very often and bring great benefit to anyone’s long term spiritual practice.
"Many may think that Ngondro practice is the beginner's practice that one has to get through in order to go onto more advanced practices.  Although this is partially true, they are in fact the base of the entire path condensed into an easy to understand and easy to relate to daily practice that leads us to the citadel of perfect Buddhahood while assuring that the quality of our daily life improves greatly.  When practiced with proper instruction which intrinsically combine the Ngondro with the Dzogchen Great Perfection teachings, there is truly nothing more profound”.
- Lama Rangbar-
The retreat will be held at the Bodhivastu Center, the Academy of Mantric Sciences, in Poughquag, NY and also via live HD Webinar.  Physical attendance is recommended as it is a more effective way to approach the teachings.  Our online version is being offered as an alternative for those who truly cannot make it in person.
Teachings will start on Saturday at 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM eastern time.  They will resume at 2:00 PM and finish at 5:30 PM.  The schedule on Sunday will be similar.
The cost of the retreat is $150 and can be paid in advance by going to:

Register here

Catering will be provided for Saturday’s lunch and dinner and Sunday’s breakfast and lunch.  If you are interested, please contact Bertrand Deleuse (, in charge of organizing onsite food & beverage.
Early response is necessary to secure your place, as seating is limited.
Beautiful hand made hard cover Ngondro books will be available at $35 each for a hard copy and $21 for the few soft covers left.  Alternatively, and for those who will attend through live HD Webinar, versions of the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro can be found on the Internet.
Please kindly confirm your attendance and book order in advance by sending an email to