Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen

Weekend event with Nor┤dzin Pamo and ┤÷-Dzin Tridral

Saturday 11th July 2009

Teachings start at 10.15 am. There will be the opportunity to practise meditation and yogic song from 8 - 9 a.m. Those who attend this meditation session will be invited to join the Lamas for breakfast at 9. Those who are unable to attend morning practice, are asked to arrive at 10. Lunch and dinner will be provided on Saturday.

Ngakma Nor'dzin Pamo and her husband Ngakpa '÷-Dzin Tridral are a teaching couple within the Aro gTÚr tradition of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. They amalgamate practice, teaching, and the pastoral care of their apprentices with professional and family life. Ngakma Nor'dzin is the author of Spacious Passion which can be viewed at

Trescowe Common
Penzance, Cornwall, UK

“The nine vehicles of the Nyingma School can roughly be described as the three vehicles of Sutrayana, and the six vehicles of Vajrayana – the three Outer and three Inner Tantras. The highest Inner Tantric vehicle, Ati yoga, can also be called Dzogchen. When Dzogchen is viewed as a path in its own right, we talk about the three vehicles of Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen, rather than about Sutrayana and Vajrayana. Sutra incorporates all teachings and practices of the path of renunciation with the experience of emptiness as their fruit. Tantra embraces all the teachings and practices that use symbolic method as the path of transformation. Dzogchen includes all teachings and practices that provide an opportunity for direct introduction into the experience of non-duality.” (Spacious Passion, Chapter II, ‘Sky Mind’)

Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin will expound on the principle and function of each vehicle—the experiential base, the quality of the practices, and the fruit of each path—and how these are vividly relevant for us all in our daily lives. They will consider how the focus of each vehicle is pertinent to the changing circumstances of any individual aspiring to be a kind person of good heart.

On Saturday evening Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin will give empowerment of MagÇig Labdrön. An enlightened female Lama, MaÇig Labdrön (1055-1152) established gÇöd as a central practice in Tibet. She is venerated as one of the primary foremothers of the Aro lineage, and her Lama’i Naljor is one of Aro’s most important practices.


Cost: ú30 for the full day. Price includes breakfast, lunch and evening meal.

Book via James Kilty tel: 01736 850373

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The event is non-residential, and will run from Friday Evening to Sunday afternoon.

We are able to provide guidance on suitable accommodation to those travelling from outside the area for the event.

Retreat location: between Townshend and Trescowe.