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The Yangzab Dzogchen Liberating InstructionsFrom The Most Profound Intent of the Sublime Dharma

with H.E. Lho Ratna Rinpoche

September 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm September 10, 2023 @ 5:30 pm UTC-8

H.E. Ratna Rinpoche has accepted the invitation of the Namgyal Yangzab Buddhist Community of Canada (NYBCC) to provide a reading transmission and commentary of the profound Yangzab Gonpo Dzogchen Common and Extraordinary Preliminary Liberating Instructions (Ngondro Foundation Practices).

The Ngondro practices initiate aspiring and fortunate practitioners wishing to transform their lives to be of benefit both for self and all sentient life.

Please join us for a weekend of rare in-person Teaching with Rinpoche in the Bloor West Village area in Toronto. The Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning sessions will focus on the Yangzab Ngondro Foundation practices. Ratna Rinpoche will provide the reading transmission of Vajrasattva including a practice session on Sunday afternoon.

20A Lavinia Avenue
Bloor West Village
Toronto, ON M6S 3H7

(Runnymede subway stop)

Ample street parking available

Saturday, September 9, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Sunday, September 10, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
and 3:30 to 5:30 pm

Please confirm attendance and direct questions to:


Please arrive and be seated at least 20 min before scheduled start time out of respect for the teacher.

Dana for the Teacher

H.E. Ratna Rinpoche’s presence and Teaching in Toronto is a rare and auspicious opportunity.  As is traditional, the teachings of Buddha Dharma are offered freely – Rinpoche receives no fee. This is an opportunity for students to express their gratitude and support the teacher. There will be a dana (generosity for the teacher) bowl set out for your generous donations.


Ratna Rinpoche (Orgyen Drodul Dorje Rinpoche) was born in Mandi (Zahor) India in 1980. Numerous auspicious signs accompanied his birth, and accomplished yogis had clear visions that the son of Lho Ontul Rinpoche and Tashi Dolma was a being of great scope. In 2003 he was officially recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama and H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche as the ‘Quality Emanation’ of the 4th Lho Drongtrul, the great early 20th century Drikung Treasure revealer Orgyen Lho Nuden Dorje (1835-1902).

Rinpoche studied Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan grammar at Drikung Jangchub Ling Monastery in Dehra Dun, took his monks vows from H.H. Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche, trained at Dzongzsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute in Bir, India with great Khenpos, and studied at Sherab Ling Monastery. He has received many important transmissions and empowerments from great masters, such as H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Sakya Trinzin, H.H. Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, H. E. Lho Ontul Rinpoche, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, and H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche.

Ratna Rinpoche, now leads the Drikung Kagyu Monastery in Tso Pema India. Rinpoche is actively engaged in establishing an academy and regularly visits his main seat at Lungkar Ogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery in Nangchen, Tibet. He has traveled often supporting his Father throughout North America, Malaysia, and Europe teaching, translating, and giving transmissions of Dharma to students in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. His oral translations and explanations, born of study and meditation, bear the unmistakable stamp of great love, knowledge, and understanding of the Dharma.