Retreat—Berkeley Event: The Twenty-One Nails, Part 2

28OctAll Day30Retreat—Berkeley Event: The Twenty-One Nails, Part 2with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

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RetreatBerkeley Event: The Twenty-One Nails, Part 2

with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

The Twenty-One Nails is one of the most cherished texts within the Dzogchen Oral Transmission of Zhang Zhung. It is among the innermost secret cycles of dzogchen, directly cutting through doubts about one’s natural state of mind by tracing the nature back to its own source.

The Twenty One Nails can be understood as the most direct expression of enlightenment, a Buddha’s own natural condition. Each nail describes this state from a different point of view. The views are called ‘nails’ or ‘seals’ because they stabilize the experiential understanding of the natural state. For one who understands this, nothing else is needed.

These teachings are said to have come directly from the primordial Buddha, Kuntu Zangpo, passed by mind to mind transmission to eight successive Buddhas, and then transmitted orally to twenty-four human Bön lineage holders, all yogis and siddhas. It was first written down by disciples of the twenty-fourth master, Gyerpung Nangzher Lopo. These teachings have been transmitted in an unbroken succession down to our teachers of the present day: Lopon Sangye Tenzin Rinpoche, His Eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.

The teachings and practices presented by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche at this retreat are an exceptional gateway for new students to experience both the wisdom and practicality of the Bon teachings. For those already connected to Bon, this is a precious opportunity to be with Rinpoche and deepen their study and practice. We welcome everyone to join us for this series of teachings on the Twenty-One Nails.

Newcomers are welcome!

About Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
TENZIN WANGYAL RINPOCHE is a master of the Dzogchen tradition of Tibet, a Bön lineage holder and a highly respected and beloved teacher to students throughout the United States and the world. Fluent in English, he is known for his clear and insightful teaching style and his ability to make Tibetan practices easily accessible to his students. He is the director of Ligmincha International, founded in 1992 in order to preserve and introduce to the West the teachings and arts of the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition. He has authored numerous books and has an active on-line presence on Facebook and

Schedule (New York Time)
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10:30 – 12:00 p.m. Teaching

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Teaching
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Teaching
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Break
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Teaching
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Break
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Teaching

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Teaching
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Break
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Teaching
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Break
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Teaching



October 28, 2022 - October 30, 2022 (All Day) New York Time(GMT+00:00)


Berkeley, CA, US & Online

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