Ngöndro: The 9 Preliminary Practices
September 18 @ 10:00 am - September 19 @ 1:30 pm
About the Teaching
To get the realisations of the path to enlightenment and to prevent obstacles it is important to purify negative karma and accumulate merit. Traditionally, nine preliminaries practices are done for this purpose: prostrations, Vajrasattva, refuge, Lama Tsongkhapa’s migtsema, water bowl and mandala offerings, making tsatsas, Samayavajra, and Dorje Khadro. Geshe Namdak has kindly agreed to give an introduction to these nine preliminary practices, how to structure one’s Lam Rim meditations in the context of the Jorcho, and he will give the oral transmissions of these practices as well.
Is this for me?
To attend this course, one should have a good understanding of the Lam Rim, for example by having completed Discovering Buddhism and/or studying Basic Programme.
What can I expect?
An explanation of the ritual practices undertaking as preliminaries to the Vajrayana path.
- Saturday 18 September
- 10:00 – 11:30 | Session 1
- 12:00 – 13:00 | Session 2
- 14:30 – 15:30 | Session 3
- Sunday 19 September
- 10:00 – 11:30 | Session 4
- 12:00 – 13:00 | Session 5
About Geshe Namdak
Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, was given full ordination by HH Dalai Lama and completed the twenty-year-long Geshe degree. A Dutch citizen who teaches in English, he’s known for his warm, gentle and inclusive style.
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.