Purchase Requirement: Mingyur Rinpoche has asked that these teachings be made available to those who have received permission to practice the foundational practices as well as the appropriate transmissions associated with these practices.
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. Ngöndro: The Foundational Practices of Tibetan Buddhism presents in-depth teachings on these essential meditations by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Included here are Mingyur Rinpoche’s explanations of the first part of these practices, known as the outer ngöndro. The outer ngöndro contains a series of four contemplations on the precious human birth, death and impermanence, the law of karma, and the suffering of samsara. These contemplations are designed to help redirect the mind away from thought patterns that create confusion and suffering, toward the state of liberation.
Note: The teachings contained in An Introduction to the Foundational Practices with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche are included on this set of DVDs. It is not necessary to purchase both.