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 ngondro, 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. Ngondro: The Foundational Practices of Tibetan Buddhism Parts 1 and 2 present in-depth teachings on these essential meditations by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.
Included here are Mingyur Rinpoche’s explanations of the second part of these practices, known as the inner ngondro, or unique ngondro. The inner ngondro contains a series of four meditative practices: refuge and bodhichitta, the mantra and visualization of Vajrasattva, mandala offering, and guru yoga. These meditations purify destructive patterns and obscurations, and help the practitioner connect directly with the enlightened qualities of buddha nature.
- Taking Refuge
- Arousing Bodhichitta
- The Mantra and Meditation of Vajrasattva
- Mandala Offering
- Guru Yoga
- Practicing the short Kagyu ngondro
- Chanting the short Kagyu ngondro
- Chanting the long Kagyu ngondro
- How to prostrate
- How to use a mala