Course—Ngöndro: The Foundational Practices

01MarAll Day31Course—Ngöndro: The Foundational Practiceswith Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

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Ngöndro: The Foundational Practices

with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

The ngöndro teachings are a set of nine practices that offer complete instructions for taming, purifying, and perfecting the suffering mind. Although these practices are considered the foundation for entrance into the five-part cycle of Tibetan Bön dzogchen teachings – Bön’s highest teachings on the nature of mind – many practitioners adopt the ngöndro as their main meditation and complete the nine sets of 100,000 repetitions over the course of a lifetime. Within each is contained the entire path to liberation. They are considered to be the foundational practices for the entire tradition.

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche rarely teaches the ngöndro, and recommends it for dedicated practitioners who feel a strong connection to the Bön lineage. Within the ngöndro are found practices that are used within many other practices, such as the Guru Yoga Prayer, Bodhicitta Prayer, Refuge Prayer, Prostrations, and the Three Heart Mantras, so the ngöndro supports and deepens all other meditation practices.

Participation in a ngöndro retreat or this online course is a prerequisite for continuing the Experiential Transmission of Zhang Zhung series. Tenzin Rinpoche will offer Part 2 of the series in December 2021.

Rob Patzig will be the mentor for this course.

This course is ongoing through December. Registration continues to be open after the start date.

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March 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023 (All Day)(GMT-04:00)


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