In the Tibetan tradition, the foundational practices, known in Tibet as ngöndro, are used to prepare the mind for the spiritual path. These meditations have been taught for centuries, handed down from teacher to student in an unbroken lineage of practice.
The foundational practices cover the core elements of the Buddha’s teachings. In Ngöndro: An Introduction to the Tibetan Buddhist Foundational Practices, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche presents an overview of these practices and discusses their importance for the spiritual path of Tibetan Buddhism. As Mingyur Rinpoche explains, the foundational practices help us discover a lasting happiness that does not depend on the changing circumstances of our lives. Not only do these meditations help us ground our awareness in the present moment and defuse destructive thoughts and emotions, they also lay the foundation for discovering the innate purity and goodness of our true nature.
Note: The contents of this DVD are included in Ngondro, The Foundational Practices of Tibetan Buddhism, Part 1 - The Four Thoughts. You do not need to purchase both.