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Ngöndro – Preliminary practices

Geshe Samten Tsukphu

02 – 07 April 2023

The Ngöndro teachings are the fundamental base for any meditation practice according to the Yungdrung Bön tradition. They serve as an introduction to the Dzogchen teachings and support the practitioners on their spiritual path. This seminar will follow the Atri Ngöndro text and focus on the explanations of self-awareness.

This seminar with Geshe Samten Tsukphu is open to everyone and especially beneficial for those who are new to the Yungdrung Bön teachings and wish to prepare to participate in Dzogchen retreats.

Geshe Samten Tsukphu is a resident lama at Shenten Dargye Ling and has been teaching in different European countries for several years.

Participation in this and the following seminar with Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche (09-14 April) is recommended for those interested in a more extended, comprehensive retreat.

Everyone is welcome to join and participate in the teaching and practice session. There is no limit on the number of participants; however, please be aware that we only have 10 beds available for overnight stays. If you plan to sleep at Shenten, we recommend registering quickly.

Daily sessions

(all times in Central European Summer Time UTC+1):

  • 7.00 AM – 8.30 AM: Sangchöd and meditation

  • 10.00 AM – 12.00 PM: Teaching 

  • 3.00 PM – 5.00 PM: Teaching and meditation practice

  • 5.00 PM – 5.30 PM: Surchöd practice

  • 8.00 PM – 9.15 PM: Meditation and Chöd practice


On-site Participation:

For all question concerning this onsite retreat, please contact Christophe:


Online Participation:

Registration for online participation:  clic here

After registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation email. Additionally, a reminder email is sent out every day before the teaching starts with the link to access the Zoom webinar. For questions concerning the online retreat it is always:

Contribution for the teachings online:

The participation fee is 10 EUR per teaching session.

Payment will be made via PayPal when you register with Zoom.

For those who do not wish or cannot pay via PayPal, we recommend using a friend's account. In any case, please provide your own email address when registering to receive the link for the event.

If you do not have the option to use PayPal, please contact us at We will send you the details to pay by bank transfer and register you manually after your payment.

If you are currently having financial difficulties but would still like to attend the seminar, please write to

Recordings and translations:

The teachings will be recorded. We will provide the link to download the recordings as soon as they are available.

The course language is English with a translation into several languages. We plan to offer the following translation channels: French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish.

We are looking forward to seeing you online and practicing with you.

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