Namgyalma Retreat

November 10-17, 2017

Namgyalma is one of the three long life deities. Lama Zopa Rinpoche explained that the Namgyalma practice not only dispels life obstacles; it also purifies negativities and downfalls and protects against birth in the lower realms.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche said the Namgyalma practice is such a powerful purification, and it is especially beneficial for the sick and those with cancer. We will be completing 1,000 of the long Namgyalma mantra in six days.

The kind, compassionate Guru Shakyamuni Buddha taught the benefits of reciting the Namgyalma mantra to the Four Guardian Kings. Even if you are in danger of dying because the karma that determines your life-span is running out, if you wash your body, wear clean clothes and, abiding in the eight precepts, recite the Namgyalma mantra one thousand times, you can increase your life-span, purify your obscurations and free yourself from disease.

N_mantraLama Zopa Rinpoche explained the benefits:

The Namgyalma mantra is extremely powerful. If you put this mantra on a mountain, then the whole mountain is blessed and any human beings, animals or insects who touch or climb the mountain have their negative karma purified just through that. They are not reborn in the lower realms.

If you have this mantra on a banner, even the shadow from the banner purifies the negative karma of any being it touches. Similarly, if the mantra is in a house, all beings in the house—not only human beings, but also cats, dogs elephants, dinosaurs, ants, bugs or flies—are purified and liberated from the lower realms.

It is excellent to have many of these mantras in your car, on the inside of the roof. Then, every day people are blessed, purified and liberated from the lower realms.

This is the main mantra for purifying and liberating from the lower realms—purifying negative karma by putting the mantra on the body of a person who has died or chanting it for a person who has died. What need is there to mention, therefore, how great the purification experienced by those who recite this mantra or keep it on their body.

Teaching by Geshe Ngawang Dakpa

Geshe Ngawang Dakpa will give a teaching on Namgyalma on Nov 10 at 3pm. Restricted to initiates – Namgyalma initiation or highest yoga tantra.

Level of Participation and Registration

  • Weekend retreat: Nov 10–Nov 12.
  • Full retreat: Nov 10–Nov 17

Registration required. Please register online by selecting your option below.

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Gift of Dharma—Be a Benefactor!

Help sponsor this special event!  Sponsor those who are sick and in need. Sponsor the Sangha. You need your help to support them. Your gift of the Dharma also create the causes for your good health and long life and for the Dharma to flourish!

Benefactors will receive special prayers and dedication during the Namgyalma retreat–for your long life, purification and free of hindrances.

    • Buddha level: $500 and more…
    • Dharma level: $250
    • Sangha level: $108

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Date(s): November 10-17, 2017
Times: All Day
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Steve Carlier
Type of event:
Number of sessions: multiple
Level: Intermediate-Advance
Participation: Preferably have received Namgyalma initiation or a Great initiation. Otherwise, at least have taken refuge and have faith in tantra.
Location: Main Gompa
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