Ngondro Instruction & Practice
ThursdayS: october 23 thru december 18
We will spend time on each of the practices: Mandala offering, Vajrasattva recitation, and Refuge combined with prostrations. Sessions will include explanations with time for questions as well as plenty of time to practice. This will be a great way to deepen and support your Ngondro practice!
Ngondro means “preliminary.” This set of 3-5 practices is traditionally accomplished before one begins training in the more subtle practices of the Tantras, Mahamudra, or Dzogchen. While referred to as “preliminary”
many masters have stated that Ngondro is a complete method by which one
can attain enlightenment.
These practices are powerful and efficient methods for accumulating merit and purifying obscurations. Practically, these trainings help develop
positive, virtuous qualities, weaken and diminish obscurations and negative qualities, and render the practitioner receptive to more subtle teachings.
This program is suitable for beginning students or experienced practitioners.
There will be no class on Thursday November 27th, the week of Thanksgiving.