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NOTE: Due to Rinpoche’s upcoming surgery (March 13th) and his inability to fly, this has become an impromptu live stream event. Select the Register button for details.



Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche’s

Opening Your Inner Space For Spirituality!

Dzogchen Ngondro
A-Tri Tradition of Bön

Fundamental Practice

March 6th  – 8th, 2020
Los Angeles, CA

The Dzogchen Ngöndro of the A-Tri tradition is a set of practices that offer complete instructions for taming, purifying, and perfecting the emotional mind. Through these practices, we realize the importance and value of inner spirituality. These practices are fundamental and considered the foundational practice for deeper understanding of advanced teachings of Bön. They are also the fundamental teachings for Dzogchen, Bön’s highest teachings on the nature of mind.

Many practitioners adopt the Ngöndro as their main practice and complete the nine sets of 100,000 repetitions of the “inner” practices over the course of a lifetime. Within these is contained the entire path to liberation.

This course includes both the “outer” and “inner” preliminary practice. The “outer” practices include: the four-fold practice to train one’s mind, which includes the realization of the preciousness of this life, uncertainty, the laws of karma and cyclic existence; the proper way to receive Bön teachings; and the ten virtuous and ten non-virtuous actions.

The “inner” practices include: generating the mind of enlightenment (Semkyed); taking refuge (Kyabdro); confession (Shakpa) and the 100-syllable mantra; mandala offering (Mandal Bulwa); developing your inner connection with the Teacher to receive blessings for self-realization (Lamai Naljor);  prostrations (Chak); and the three essence of Bön (Nying Po Namsum), specifically the Sa Le Oed, Ma Tri, and Du Tri Su.

Live Stream Discussion and Online Course:

Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche is a serious teacher of Bön. He truly wants to know his students fully understand what he is teaching and receive the support they need to absorb the teachings of Bön.

As part of this Ngondro teaching, student can participate on the Ngondro online course before the teaching on March 6-8th, 2020.

On December 15, 2019, Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche will be giving a free  talk about Ngondro and the importance of Ngondro for your practice and continued practice.  He will discuss the best way to practice Ngondro and how students should work on the online course.   This will give all students attending the teaching March 6-8th, knowledge, and openness to receive this Ngondro teaching, making this Ngondro teaching a full experience. This will be done via live stream. At the conclusion of this livestream open talk, the Online Course will be released to all registered students.

Students will have full support during their online course and access to Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche for questions.

Who Should Take This Course:

  • Beginning Bön students;
  • Advanced serious Bön practitioners who want a firm foundation and a deeper connection with Bön for further learning;
  • Students studying or wishing to study Dzogchen;
  • Healing professionals who wish to use Bön in their healing practice; and
  • Students searching for spiritual growth.

About Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche

Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche is a senior Rinpoche from sMenri Monastery. A student of the late His Holiness the 33rd sMenri Trizin and of His Eminence Yongzin Rinpoche, Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche received his Geshe degree from sMenri Monastery in 1987. He has taught in the West for thirty years. Rinpoche is the founder of Yeru Bön Center (Minneapolis and Los Angeles) and Bön centers in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Austria, Canada and Denmark. Rinpoche is the author of Opening the Door to Bön, a detailed description of the A-Tri Ngondro; The Inner Mirror, a detailed text on Dzogchen practice based on the 15 Session A-Tri text; and Khyung Mar:The Red Garuda, to be published in 2020, based on the Ngag tradition and its methods.

The Ngongdro text teaches that one should learn Ngondro from a qualified master who is properly connected to the lineage. Rinpoche, as one of the modern masters of Bön, is one of a handful of the most qualified teachers you could find.


Ingrid Calame Studio (there is no sign out front, only the street number)
1818 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026

Date & Time:
Fri, Mar 6, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PST
Sat, Mar 7, 2020, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM PST
Sun, Mar 8, 2020, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM PST

We will set up at 6:30 on Friday and have class start at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday we register at 9:30 am and class starts at 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday we check in at 9:30 and start at 10 am. We are out by 3 pm.

Fee: Click on the Register button to see options.


  • Friday, March 6, 2020   7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 7, 2020  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 8, 2020  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.




March 6
March 8