Vajrayana Fundamentals

Padmasambhava from Chetral Rinpoche
Padmasambhava, a major Third Phase Buddhist teacher

Imagining other dimensions of being that lift the spirit and provide inspiration.

We promote an imaginatively multidimensional experience through using traditional devotional practices.

Imagining involves developing a sense of presence for sources of inspiration that are experienced as originating outside oneself. This results in a more lucid and magical experience of the world and our place in it.

Foundation Yoga (ngondro)

Chatral Rinpoche, spiritual friend to 4th, 5th & 6th generation Western Buddhists.

Chatral Rinpoche, spiritual friend to 4th, 5th & 6th generation Western Buddhists

Through our 4th generation of Western Buddhism, we have spiritual friendships with Kyabje Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche and Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje. Additionally, through our 6th generation of Western Buddhism, we have renewed spiritual friendships with Chatral Rinpoche.

Respecting these Vajrayana exemplars of the Old School (Nyingma) of Buddhism, and Padmasambhava’s preeminent position as the founder of Buddhism in Tibet, we focus our Imagining practices on

    The Seven Line Prayer; and

    The Concise Recitation of the New Treasure of Dudjom.

The Seven Line Prayer

In Urgyen’s northwestern land,
On a lotus pistil stem,
You attained supreme siddhi,
Known as the Padmakara.
Surrounded by dakinis,
Following you, I’ll practice.
Please come granting your blessing –

The Concise Recitation of the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Tibetan original, chant lead by Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje:


Matching English verses:



– Learn how “higher teachings” are embedded in a deeper experience of the fundamentals.
– Understand the influence of South Asian henotheism on deity yoga in the Buddhist tradition.
– Learn to distinguish the difference between a visual image and the presence of one’s devotion.
– Apply sound as a method for mental cultivation – progressing from vocalized sounds to eventually sitting in external silence while listening through one’s inner ear.
– Enjoy learning to master the development and completion stages of Vajrayana meditations, through easily applicable Old School methods, without chasing after further initiations for practices that require more time than your schedule allows.
– Experience condensed English verses filled with the Dharma in the same spirit as was done in Tibetan and other Asian languages.
– Chant in the same meter and melody as Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, himself, while using English with full comprehension.