Ngöndro (Preliminary Practices Groups)
November 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 12, 2022
About this practice
To make our minds suitable for developing realisations of the stages of the path to Enlightenment, we need to accumulate merit, purify negative karma and remove obstacles to our study and practice. A particularly effective way of accomplishing this is through preliminary practices, or Ngöndro. Within the Geluk tradition of Buddhism, there are traditionally 9 preliminaries, and these sessions are an opportunity to practice some of them with fellow students.
What can I expect?
A peer-led practice group where students can support each other in making progress with their preliminary practice accumulations.
Is this for me?
These sessions are practice groups, not teachings. So at least a basic familiarity with the practices, or having received teachings on them before, is assumed.
- 10:00 – 11:00 | Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga (download the text)
- 11:30 – 12:30 | Prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas (download the text)
- 16:30 – 17:30 | Vajrasattva Practice (download the text)
How to join
Just turn up at the beginning of the session(s) that you would like to attend! Read our Covid safety guidance here. Please print the text out or bring a digital version on your device. Print outs will not be provided.