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Overview of the Ösel Nyingtig Program

The Ösel Nyingtig Program in Detail

There are two cycles within the Ösel Nyingtig:

First Cycle 
The Cycle for Accomplishing the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal from the Ösel Nyingtig

Includes:
Dakini Ngöndro
Yeshe Tsogyal Sadhana
Ösel Nyingtig Chöd

Second Cycle
The Ösel Nyingtig Troma Revelation

Includes:
Tröma Sadhana with newly revealed Empowerment
Ösel Nyingtig Chöd
Tröma Secret Instructions (Dzogchen)

The First Cycle

The Cycle for Accomplishing the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal from the Ösel Nyingtig

Focusing on the enlightened Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal this cycle begins with the Dakini Ngöndro (Foundational Practices) known as The Excellent Path of Great Bliss and proceeds to the Means for Accomplishing White Tsogyal known as The Glorious Treasure of Great Bliss. 

‘The Excellent Path of Great Bliss’

Unlike most ngöndros, in the Dakini Ngöndro known as The Excellent Path of Great Bliss the preliminary practices are not accomplished by counting repetitions but by a commitment of time invested. From the very beginning, these foundational teachings are permeated with the profound Dzogchen view. 

The teachings found within this lineage will express the ultimate significance of what is meant by Dakini and are extraordinary. In the Guru Yoga part of the practice we will encounter Yeshe Tsogyal and Guru Rinpoche along with other female wisdom emanations including Samanatabhadrī, the feminine aspect of the Primordial Buddha and the embodiment of the Ground of Being, Prajñapārāmita the embodiment of wisdom, Vajra Vārāhī the fierce Dakini, Machig Labdrön founder of the Chöd lineage, and Green Tārā the embodiment of compassion in action. 

For those who have maintained their commitment for the first year and are enrolled in the Ösel Nyingtig Program, the Yeshe Tsogyal sadhana Means for Accomplishing White Tsogyal known as The Glorious Treasure of Great Bliss will be given.

‘The Glorious Treasure of Great Bliss’

The Glorious Treasure of Great Bliss has the potency to bless us so that we can completely overcome all the deluded appearances of samsara and nirvana without exception by bringing forth naturally occurring primordial wisdom and great bliss. Through this sadhana The Glorious Treasure of Great Bliss one can become inseparable with Yeshe Tsogyal’s enlightened Body, Speech, and Mind.

In the second year, we will also offer Tröma’s Practice of Chöd from the Ösel Nyingtig known as The Self-liberation of Ego Clinging

In the future, should the causes and auspicious interdependent conditions come together, more of this cycle could be revealed. We are practicing a living stream that is still in the process of being revealed by the great tertön Orgyen Khakhyab Lingpa, A.dzom Rinpoche.

Apply Now for the First Cycle

According to A.dzom Rinpoche’s instructions this path is being made accessible to everyone who feels a connection to this profound lineage. The teachings found within these practices are considered advanced because they carry the direct blessings of the Dakini’s enlightened mind revealing one’s own naked awareness.

The emphasis in this lineage is meditation; therefore, the commitment that comes with these practices is to do them every day for a year, without missing a day. Your daily practice during the first year is the Dakini Ngöndro and during the second, the sadhana of Yeshe Tsogyal. In the event that one does not have sufficient time to complete a full practice session, reading the text is sufficient for maintaining the commitment. In this practice, one’s progress is not evaluated on the basis of accumulating hundreds of thousands of recitations, but rather on one’s meditative experiences and the time one invests through maintaining the consistency of one’s practice.

It is recommended that Ösel Nyingtig participants complete our Three Yanas retreats in the first three years of Ösel Nyingtig. These retreats give a rich and necessary historical and practice framework for your path. We are planning to offer them online again in 2021: 

Three Yana Retreats

  • Sutrayana: Walking the Buddha’s Path to Genuine Happiness – Coming soon
  • Mahayana: Opening the Heart of Compassion – Coming soon
  • Vajrayana – Coming soon

By joining the Ösel Nyingtig Program you will have access to the following:

  • Scheduled group teachings throughout the year. 
  • Ösel Nyingtig website portal with supplementary material. 
  • Monthly group practice sessions guided by a senior practitioner.
  • Access to Ösel Nyingtig community activities like book study groups, local peer and practice groups and international Facebook Group.
  • One-on-one support provided as needed, via email or video phone calls.

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The Second Cycle

The Ösel Nyingtig Tröma Revelation

This extraordinary Tröma terma offers a complete and succinct path to liberation. Inspiring confidence in this extraordinary cycle on Tröma Nagmo, Guru Rinpoche states in The Special Instructions on the Exceedingly Secret Tröma that: “Even if you were to actually meet me, Padma Sambhava (Guru Rinpoche), you would not receive a greater instruction than this.” 

According to A.dzom Rinpoche’s wishes, the Tröma cycle will start with The Exceedingly Secret Tröma: The Perfection of Secret Primordial Wisdom with the Primordial Wisdom Sphere Feast Offering (Tsog). In this retreat, participants will receive the recently revealed Tröma Empowerment (Tib. wang), the oral transmission (Tib. lung), and the explanation (Tib. tri). 

Following that, Tröma’s practice of Chöd, the supreme form of generosity known as The Self-liberation of Ego Clinging and the first part of the Special Instruction on the Exceedingly Secret Tröma known as The Perfection of Secret Primordial Wisdom will be taught.

The second set of Special Instructions known as The Instantaneous Method for Purifying Deluded Awareness and Appearances will be given over the subsequent years to those who meet the requirements determined on an individual basis. This second set of Special Instructions culminates in the highest Dzogchen practices of Tregchö (Cutting Through) and Tögal (Leap Over). 

Altogether these practices based on the wrathful black Dakini Tröma Nagmo offer a complete path to liberation through the accomplishment of secret primordial wisdom.

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The teachings found within this cycle are permeated with the secret Dzogchen teachings and are considered extremely esoteric and advanced. Therefore, this cycle of Ösel Nyingtig Tröma Nagmo is only open to those who fulfill either of the following three prerequisites:

  1. You have completed one year of the Dakini Ngöndro and one year of the Ösel Nyingtig Yeshe Tsogyal Sadhana,
  2. You have completed at least one full traditional Ngöndro in any lineage, or
  3. You were present during the revelation of this Tröma terma by A.dzom Rinpoche at Tara Mandala.

In addition to fulfilling these prerequisites, you must fill out an application prior to acceptance. We will open the application process for the Tröma Cycle in the future.

Those who have maintained the practice commitments for the Dakini Ngöndro and the Yeshe Tsogyal sadhana will automatically qualify for the Tröma Cycle.

The emphasis in this lineage is meditation; therefore, the commitment that comes with these practices is to do them every day for a year, without missing a day. In the event that one does not have sufficient time to complete a full practice session, reading the text is sufficient for maintaining the Samaya commitment. In this practice, like in the Yeshe Tsogyal practices, one’s progress is not evaluated on the basis of accumulating hundreds of thousands of recitations, but rather on one’s meditative experiences and the time one invests through maintaining the continuity of one’s practice.  It is recommended Ösel Nyingtig participants complete our Three Yanas retreats in the first three years of Ösel Nyingtig. These retreats give a rich and necessary historical and practice framework for your path. We are planning to offer them online again in 2021.

By joining the Ösel Nyingtig Program you will also get access to the following:

  • Scheduled group teachings throughout the year. 
  • Ösel Nyigtig website portal with supplementary material. 
  • Monthly group practice sessions guided by a senior practitioner.
  • Access to Ösel Nyingtig community activities like book study groups, local peer and practice groups and international Facebook Group.
  • One-on-one support provided as needed, via email or video phone calls.

Read more about the Financial Commitment »