Ngondro for Our Current Day

Ngondro for Our Current Day

In this succinct teaching presented in 2006 by His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa in Bodhgaya, India, students are guided through a shortened version of the preliminaries for mahamudra practice, which His Holiness composed with ...

Author: Gyalwang Karmapa

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ISBN: 1934608165

Category: Religion

Page: 119

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In this succinct teaching presented in 2006 by His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa in Bodhgaya, India, students are guided through a shortened version of the preliminaries for mahamudra practice, which His Holiness composed with the aim of benefiting practitioners from developed countries who often lead busy lives. The complete practice, in Brief Recitations, is written in English, Tibetan, and Tibetan transliteration, and complete instructions for the Four Special Preliminaries are provided, with the exception of guru yoga. His Holiness guides students through the details of each practice, including the visualisations of Refuge, Vajrasattva purification, and Mandala offerings, often punctuated with his good humour. A summary of the practice sequences and a list of precepts of the refuge vow are also included in two appendices.
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The Dzogchen Preliminary Practice of the Longchen Nyingtik

The Dzogchen Preliminary Practice of the Longchen Nyingtik

Padma Rigdzin Ling Buddhist Temple www.padmarigdzinling.org RESTRICTED Please do not read or use this text unless you have received empowerment, transmission, or permission from a qualified teacher / lineage master.

Author: Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche

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ISBN: 9798669176273

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Page: 104

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Padma Rigdzin Ling Buddhist Temple www.padmarigdzinling.org RESTRICTED Please do not read or use this text unless you have received empowerment, transmission, or permission from a qualified teacher / lineage master. The Short Preliminary Practice of the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik Ngondro transmitted by Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche. The Excellent Path to Omniscience: The Dzogchen Preliminary Practice of Longchen Nyingtik - This is the central Dharma text you will use if you are studying with Lama Jigme. When we take our first steps on the Path, we are not yet capable of helping others. To accomplish the good of others, we must first perfect ourselves, by purifying and transforming our minds. This is the aim of what we call the preliminary practices, which establish the foundations of all spiritual progress. You may feel like dispensing with these foundations in order to practice teachings that you think are more profound, but if you do so, you are building a palace on the surface of a frozen lake. Traditionally Ngondro practice is done for the enlightenment of the spiritual aspirant and for the benefit of all sentient beings. That is, the merit of doing the practices is dedicated to all sentient beings. The Benefits of the Longchen Nyingtik Ngondro: - Before you do something in your Dharma Practice, it is of the most importance to practice the Ngondro. Before you can accomplish any form of the 4 activities [Pacifying, Increasing, Magnetization or Subjugation] you have to finish your daily Ngondro. - You will gain realization through the 4 Empowerments in Guru Yoga, though this you will have the strength to benefit others. However without it, it will be difficult. - The Ngondro can help you realize emptiness or Dzogchenpo (The Great Perfection)- Gives you your daily empowerment to practice Ati Yoga (Dzogchen) practices. - Through the practice of the Ngondro, diligent and fortunate practitioners can achieve enlightenment after just six months of practice, the Ngondro covers all the fundamental yet essential preliminary practices that are necessary to enter the ultimate realization, etc. - Having a focused Ngondro practice will allow you to remember and see your past three lives. - You should treat this book as Dharma (the Buddha's teachings). And you should treat any form of Dharma with the most respect. Never touch it the ground, try to keep it in a high clean place, it is good to keep on your altar. After using it you can touch it to your crown to accumulate merit. To not treat Dharma with respect can create negative karma. - Lama Jigme Rinpoche comes from the Nyingma tradition in Tibetan Buddhism and under the Longchen Nyingtik teachings from Jigme Lingpa. [This specific book was compiled with the help of the Venerable Lama Jigme Rinpoche's students Tenzin Wangden from Switzerland and Jacob Ewers from Las Vegas for the highest benefits of all sentient beings] - The Venerable Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche was born in Amdo, Tibet. With the help of his family he was able to study with his teachers, Rigdzin Jigme and Lama Aku Sherab throughout his childhood. After teachings from the H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Penor Rinpoche and Khamtrul Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama verified Rinpoche's understanding of Buddhist values like compassion and emptiness. He was exceptionally touched by his answers. His Holiness decided to build Padma Rigdzin Ling Monastery in the forest of Dharmashala, India for Rinpoche to carry out his practices and ceremonies.
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The Short Longchen Nyingtik Ngondro

The Short Longchen Nyingtik Ngondro

- Having a focused Ngondro practice will allow you to remember and see your past 3 lives.- You should treat this book as Dharma (the Buddha's teachings). And you should treat any form of Dharma with the most respect.

Author: Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche

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ISBN: 179864018X

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Page: 70

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(5-5-19) The Short Preliminary Practice of the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik Ngondro transmitted by Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche. The Benefits of the Longchen Nyingtik Ngondro:- Before you do something in your Dharma Practice, it is of the most importance to practice the Ngondro. Before you can accomplish any form of the 4 activities [Pacifying, Increasing, Magnetization or Subjugation] you have to finish your daily Ngondro.- You will gain realization through the 4 Empowerments in Guru Yoga, though this you will have the strength to benefit others. However without it, it will be difficult.- The Ngondro is indispensable, without it you will have no foundation from which to hold your practice. A strong foundation is like having strong walls in a house, if you jump around from practice to practice and not focus on the Ngondro then your house will be weak and will eventually fall over.- Ngondro can help you realize emptiness or Dzogchenpo (The Great Perfection)- Gives you your daily empowerment to practice Ati Yoga (Dzogchen) practices.- Through the practice of the Ngondro, diligent and fortunate practitioners can achieve enlightenment after just six months of practice, the Ngondro covers all the fundamental yet essential preliminary practices that are necessary to enter the ultimate realization, etc.- Having a focused Ngondro practice will allow you to remember and see your past 3 lives.- You should treat this book as Dharma (the Buddha's teachings). And you should treat any form of Dharma with the most respect. Never touch it the ground, try to keep it in a high clean place, it is good to keep on your altar. After using it you can touch it to your 3rd eye to accumulate merit. To not treat Dharma with respect can create negative karma.- Lama Jigme Rinpoche comes from the Nyingma tradition in Tibetan Buddhism and under the Longchen Nyingtik teachings from Jigme Lingpa.[This specific book was compiled with the help of the Venerable Lama Jigme Rinpoche's students Tenzin Wangden from Switzerland and Jacob Ewers from Las Vegas for the highest benefits of all sentient beings]The Venerable Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche was born In Amdo, Tibet. With the help of his family he was able to study with his teachers, Rigdzin Jigme and Lama Aku Sherab throughout his childhood. After teachings from the H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Penor Rinpoche and Khamtrul Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama verified Rinpoche's understanding of Buddhist values like compassion and emptiness. He was exceptionally touched by his answers. His Holiness decided to build Padma Rigdzin Ling Monastery in the forest of Dharmashala, India for Rinpoche to carry out his practices and ceremonies.© Copyright 2019 Padma Rigdzin Ling Buddhist Temple and Lohan Spiritual and Cultural Center
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Entrance to the Great Perfection

Entrance to the Great Perfection

Blending contemporary and traditional perspectives, this groundbreaking work offers guidance on the profound foundational practices of the Great Perfection.

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781559393393

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Blending contemporary and traditional perspectives, this groundbreaking work offers guidance on the profound foundational practices of the Great Perfection. It contains classic commentaries by the renowned Tibetan masters Jigme Lingpa and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, alongside a lively contemporary discussion by filmmaker, author, and spiritual teacher Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse that discusses how to incorporate these ancient practices into the fast-paced lifestyle of the Western world. Also included are a lengthy introduction to the world of Tibetan Buddhism and its meditative practices, as well as the long and short preliminary practice liturgies and numerous appendices on the nine yanas and other topics. The ngöndro or preliminary practice is treasured in the Ancient School of Tibetan Buddhism as vital for effecting a profound inner transformation and as a foundation for the very highest teachings of the Great Perfection, or Dzogchen. In particular, the Longchen Nyingtik ngöndro—revealed by the great saint Jigme Lingpa following a series of visions in which he was blessed by the omniscient Longchen Rabjam and received the transmission of his wisdom mind—has long been cherished by followers of all traditions on account of its power, depth, and poetic beauty.
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The Dzogchen Primer

The Dzogchen Primer

Throughout his entire life, he never missed a single day of doing 100 prostrations. He made the ngöndro part of his daily practice, even when he was old and very sick. He walked with the help of two canes, one in each hand, ...

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823877

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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The Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice known as Dzogchen (pronounced ZOG-chen) is a practical method for accessing the pristine, clear awareness that lies beneath the chatter and confusion of our daily thoughts. The Dzogchen Primer provides the keys for understanding Dzogchen and putting it into practice. Marcia Schmidt, a long-time Buddhist practitioner, has gathered here the most accessible, down-to-earth writings published on this subject and has organized them into a study guide for the serious beginner on the Buddhist path. The collection includes writings from such well-known and venerable masters as Milarepa, Padmasambhava, Shantideva, Chögyam Trungpa, and Tulku Urgyen. The concept of Dzogchen is said to lie beyond the confines of our beliefs, our intellectual constructs, our ordinary understanding. A Dzogchen master writes, "We need to dismantle our fixation on the permanence of what we experience. A normal person clings to his experiences as being 'real,' concrete, and permanent. But if we look closely at what happens, experience is simply experience, and it is not made out of anything. It has no form, no sound, no color, no taste, no texture; it is simply empty cognizance." The Dzogchen Primer includes an informative editor's preface as well as two forewords by prominent Tibetan masters that provide fundamental background information that will be helpful to readers new to this subject. The book also includes short, descriptive guiding notes intended to assist both independent students and teachers leading workshops.
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Dzogchen Essentials

Dzogchen Essentials

The guru's blessings are always present , day and night . ... You could say a quick escalation happened . ... In my opinion , the ngöndro practice is the root of advancing the theory of rigpa to a truly liberated actuality .

Author: Padmasambhava

Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications

ISBN: 9627341533

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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Dzogchen Essentials offers a collection of teachings which are principally about clarifying confusion, the mistaken ways we normally relate to our perceptions of environment, body, and senses. Rather than continue the habits of insisting on a solid reality, we are given skillful alternatives and practices and the method to integrate them with the view of the Great Perfection. Dzogchen Essentials is for the dedicated Vajrayana student. Carrying on from The Dzogchen Primer, it contains a wide range of selections upholding the style of the simple meditator, including pieces by Padmasambhava, Tulku Thondup, Dilgo Khyentse, Dudjom, Tulku Urgyen, Sogyal and Chugyam Trungpa, Rinpoches. Additional sources and facilitator's guidelines enrich study groups and nurture the lone practitioner.
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A Beginner s Guide to Tibetan Buddhism

A Beginner s Guide to Tibetan Buddhism

Completion of the ngondro sets are not a prerequisite to tantric practice for Gelugpas; instead, the ngondro practices can be done alongside tantric practice throughout the practitioner's life. However, Gelugpas often will complete the ...

Author: Bruce Newman

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781559398008

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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This is a ground-level, practice-oriented presentation of Tibetan Buddhism—personal and very accessible. The book begins with the awakening of students' interest in spirituality and the initial encounter with Tibetan Buddhism, then leads us through all the steps necessary for successful practice in the West. Included is succinct counsel on finding an appropriate teacher, receiving empowerments, becoming active in a center, and launching and sustaining a Vajrayana practice. Special emphasis is placed on the potential pitfalls, and the marvelous benefits, of the guru-disciple relationship.
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Fearless Simplicity

Fearless Simplicity

Another purpose is that doing ngöndro gives us little opportunities to let be in the state of rigpa , over and over ... to turn on the engine and it doesn't start , so you think : “ Well , well , I might as well sit down and practice .

Author: Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications

ISBN: 9627341487

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Fearless Simplicity is about training in the awakened state of mind, the atmosphere within which all difficulties naturally dissolve. Here, the gifted Tibetan meditation master and author of Carefree Dignity, Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche, in his exceptional and skillful teaching style, guides us through the methods to be at ease with our surroundings and ourselves. He shows us how to de¬velop confidence and be in harmony with every situation as the basis for true compassion and intelligence. As confidence grows stronger, you find yourself turning into a real warrior -- a compassionate bodhisattva warrior. The true bodhi¬sattva spirit grows out of this personal sense of freedom. With this sense of security and freedom, you begin to direct your attention to the needs of others. The compassion expands. This is my point about inner simplicity as the basis for living fearlessly in a complex world. We are now open and spacious and from within that sense of fearless simplicity, you can accommodate all phenomena. You can naturally care for others unpretentiously; no one is a threat any longer. -- Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche
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Turning Confusion into Clarity

Turning Confusion into Clarity

A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan Buddhism Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Helen Tworkov ... In my lineage, the traditional instructions for ngondro require 111,000 repetitions of both the prostration and the vow. Depending on the ...

Author: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781611801217

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Advice and encouragement from a leading spiritual teacher and popular author on how to approach the foundational practices of Tibetan Buddhism For anyone interested in Buddhist practice and philosophy, Turning Confusion into Clarity gives detailed instruction and friendly, inspiring advice for those eager to embark on the Tibetan Buddhist path. By offering guidance on how to approach the process and instruction on specific meditation and contemplation techniques, author and teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche provides gentle yet thorough commentary, companionship, and inspiration for committing to the Vajrayana path.
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Set Free

Set Free

was wishing to be taught the ngondro now. ... Beginning a new practice such as this needs all the help it can get and all these elements are considered essential. ... After the usual greetings I was quick to cut to the chase.

Author: Emma Slade

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781786851512

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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‘The man with the gun pushed me down onto the carpet. I tried to cower to make my body curl smaller, instinctively covering my head. ‘Oh God, please don’t kill me.’ My words clung to my teeth and now my whole body was so cold. All I had left were these words. ‘Please. Please don’t kill me. Jesus. God. Please.’ I wanted to live and I knew it with absolute certainty. I don’t want to die.’ Emma Slade was a high-flying debt analyst for a large investment bank, when she was taken hostage in a hotel room on a business trip to Jakarta. She thought she was lucky to come out of it unscathed, but over the ensuing weeks and months, as the financial markets crashed, Emma became her own distressed asset as the trauma following the event took hold. Realising her view on life had profoundly changed she embarked upon a journey, discovering the healing power of yoga and, in Bhutan, opening her eyes to a kinder, more peaceful way of living. From fast-paced City life to the stillness of Bhutan’s Himalayan mountains, ‘Set Free’ is the inspiring true story of Emma’s astonishing life lived to extremes and all that that entails: work, travel, spirituality, Buddhism, relationships, and the underlying question of what makes a meaningful life.
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