Program Description

  • Suggested Offering of $42
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Trinley Nyingpo Practice Weekend

With Lama Öser

October 15 - 17, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Gomde California will hold an online, weekend practice retreat on our primary Guru Rinpoche practice, the Trinley Nyingpo, led by one of the senior monks of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling, Lama Öser. You are welcome attend the whole weekend, or simply join our tsok offering on Friday afternoon, Guru Rinpoche Day.

This is Lama Öser’s first visit to Gomde California, a spontaneous event for which we are very grateful.

In recent years, Lama Tsultrim Sangpo has taken us into the intricacies of deity practice using this special sadhana from the Tukdrub Barche Kunsel, The Heart Practice that Dispels all Obstacles; and this past summer, Lama Tsultrim also gave teachings on the Four Stakes the Bind the Life-force. Our upcoming weekend retreat will be an opportunity to put his instructions into practice.

The Tukdrub Barche Kunsel Guru Rinpoche empowerment is not required to attend this retreat, but it is required if one wishes to make the Trinley Nyingpo their daily practice. Please note that this empowerment was offered by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche during his Annual Seminar at Gomde California in 2019, as well as by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche during his Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo program in 2018. Additionally, Kyabje Chokling Rinpoche offered this Tukdrub Barche Kunsel empowerment during many past Fall Seminars at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling.

As with all our programming since the beginning of the pandemic, Gomde California is offering this online retreat at a suggested donation rate. Thank you for supporting the sharing of Dharma knowledge and practice, and for helping Gomde California grow and thrive.

Please note that this is a practice retreat—primarily intended for the many of us who have received instructions on this sadhana in the past. There may be some general Q&A during the program, but most of the sessions will be focused on practice.

We look forward to practicing this essential sadhana of Guru Rinpoche together.


Weekend Schedule

Lama Öser will lead all the practice sessions via Zoom, and may make occasional time for Q&A. Each session will be approximately 1.5 hours long.

Friday, October 15th (Guru Rinpoche Day):

Morning Session (with sang cleansing offering), 9:00 am

Afternoon Session (with tsok gathering offering), 2:00 pm

Saturday, October 16th:

Morning Session (with sang), 9:00 am

Afternoon Session (with tsok), 2:00 pm

Sunday, October 17th:

Morning Session (conclusion with sang & tsok), 9:00 am

*All times in Pacific Time

Program Fee

Suggested Offering of $42 (sliding scale)

Gomde California is providing this program on a sliding scale, allowing all who are interested to join at the level they are able. During registration, simply write in the amount you are financially able to give. We suggest $42 if possible, which will help us cover the center’s program and operational costs. In addition, if you are able, we encourage you to help us sustain the Dharma in the West becoming a monthly donor here: Giving to Gomde.

Technical Details

  • A Zoom link to access the retreat will be sent upon registration.
  • PDFs of the practice texts will be sent by the evening of Thursday, October 14.
  • The teachings will be recorded and made available to participants afterwards. An email will be sent out when the recordings are available.
  • You can view the program at a time that is convenient for you. You are not required to join the live sessions.
  • If you enroll after the program starts you will have access to the recordings.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at



Lama Öser
Lama Öser is one of the senior monks of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. He has studied under many great masters and for a number of years was the personal assistant of the great Dzogchen master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Lama Öser resides at Gomde UK for several months of the year, leading retreats and giving teachings.
Learn more about Lama Öser