• $5.00 to $350.00 – Sliding Scale. Suggested Donation of $250 (for Entire retreat)
  • $5.00 to $200.00 – Sliding Scale. Suggested Donation of $108 (for evening sessions only)

Date & Time Details: June 7 - 14

Location: Online Only via Zoom

Address: Zoom

Contact: Rommy Johnson
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Namgyalma Retreat

With Venerable Steve Carlier

June 7 - 14, 2024

Online only via Zoom

June 7 – 14

Namgyalma is one of the three long-life deities and is of the tathagatha family of practices. Kyabje 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. 

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.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche sent us this message after the 2017 Namgyalma Retreat, where we collectively accumulated 10,267 mantras.

“The mantra has so much power to cure even what expert doctors can’t cure, if recited 1000 times or more. You can bless the cream (medicine) by blowing on it after each time you recite the mantra. That becomes a powerful healing method. And besides that, it becomes incredible purification and accumulation of merit!”


About the Retreat:


We will be completing 1,000 of the long Namgyalma mantra in six days. We will conclude the retreat with a Namgyalma long-life ritual offering to Lama Zopa Rinpoche and all our gurus.

If you have refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha and have faith in Tantra you can attend this retreat, even without the empowerment. You can choose to attend the full retreat or just the evening session from 6 – 8pm PST.

This retreat will be online only via zoom. The session’s will not be recorded as per Venerable Steve’s request. 

If you live in another time zone where you can’t attend all the sessions live, you can still do the full retreat at home you will just need to do your own sessions to make up to 4 sessions a day.


Retreat Schedule:


Friday June 7

6pm to 7:00pm – Opening session (open to full time and part time retreatants)


Saturday, June 8 – Thursday, June 13

6am to 8am – Session 1 

8am to 9:30am – Break for breakfast 

9:30am to 11:30am – Session 2 

11:30am to 2pm – Break for lunch 

2pm to 4pm (occasionally to 4:30pm) – Session 3 Q & A will be done in this session. 

4:30pm to 6pm – Break for dinner 

6pm to 8pm – Session 4  (open to those who can’t do the full retreat)


Friday June 14

6am to 8am – Closing session


Venerable Steve Carlier
Ven Steve was born in the UK and has been learning about Buddhism since 1977. He first met Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1978. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1979, and received full ordination from Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche the following year.…
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