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But I guess it is the same like the old drikung ngöndro. If you do not find anything you As a ne of the complete Nyingmapa voyage"kama, terma, and Dzogchen. ngöndro voyage by Garchen Rinpoche (rather than the other Drikung ngöndros like. Description. The Preliminary Practices of the Incomparable Drikung Kagyu. Contains aspiration and dedication prayers; Refuge; Vajrasattva (Dorje Sempa); .

I noticed that these vids don't seem to be published publicly on the DDSC channel, so I thought I'd share them in this thread since it was already here. Ina had mentioned to me in private at DDSC that she was still working on the translation of the text for the then upcoming teachings in Singapore, so I made several failed attempts to get the lung from other lamas who should've had it because I didn't want to make Rinpoche hurt his eyes those who know him are aware that his eyesight is very poor and he experiences a lot of pain on daily basis because of it. Not being willing to miss the opportunity, eventually I printed the raw Tibetan that Ina had kindly sent me via email complete with spelling mistakes, according to her , and cornered Khenpo to ask him to get Rinpoche to give it since no one else would do so. He said he would try, but that i should know that he'd also attempted to get the lung before and Rinpoche had actually refused him! Apparently our combined insistence paid off because it was given at the tail end of the Spring Retreat in Ohio, months prior to the release of Ina's translation and the beautiful pechas we now have. Not that I am seeking credit or deserve any, really. It's all the root guru's extraordinary kindness, which is readily apparent in that pithy sadhana. I merely recount this story because it was interesting even funny how things unfolded, and it might serve to inspire some sincere students to not be deterred by being shrugged off or meeting with obstacles. It reminded me of how, in Judaism the religion of my birth , prospective converts are refused three times just to see if they are serious. Point being, if you want Dharma bad enough and sincerely are seeking to benefit beings by requesting it, keep trying and eventually you'll hit pay dirt. You might not even have to sleep out on the monastery steps to get it! However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake.

Complete Ngondro -The Incomparable Practice of the Drikung Kagyu

It is said that all sentient beings possess the same nature as that of the Buddha. If one is unable to find this nature, it means that this nature is temporarily covered with defilements. We all ha ve a common wish to achieve lasting happiness and are constantly trying to acqui re it through methods taught by the Buddha.

Sometimes we are able to accomplish it, for we all have the seed of attaining Buddhahood or Buddha Nature. This seed of Enlightenment exists in every being in the same nature and quality. Even if we compare t seed of Enlightenment in a human with that in he an animal, it will still be the same. There is no living being that lacks Buddha Nature. The reaso n we are not able to realize this nature is that it is covered with the dirt of obscurations and defilements, but these are transient, not lasting.

They are som etimes classified into three different kinds of defilement, namely: The defileme nt of Karma, The defilement of Afflictive Emotions and The defilement of Knowled ge. All these defilements obscure or cloud our mind and prevent us from seeing reali ty as it is. These defilements are also called co-emergent ignorance. This co-emergent ignorance prevents us from perceiving Ultimate Reality d irectly.

That is called the obscuration of afflictive emotions. Because of these afflictive emotions, we come to label everything with different names, which ob scures the nature of things. For example we have a very strong sense of I or Self wh ich actually does not exist. This kind of labeling confusion is called Labeling I gnorance. The Ignorance of Karma is our ignorance towards cause and effect karma.

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This defilement prevents us from being able to see the kind of causes that br ing about the related kind of effects. This is due to our afflictive emotions su ch as ignorance, attachment, anger, pride and jealousy, which are normally summa rized under the three root poisonsIgnorance, Attachment and Anger.

We constantly create negative karma because of the activities and functioning of these three r oot poisons in our mind. That is the relationship of afflictive emotions and kar ma. It is l ike not knowing As it is-ness or the Nature of Reality. For this reason, we create a sense of discrimination between self, others and things, which gives rise to la beling. This labeling itself is a false perception, as it does not portray the n ature of things as they are. Because of our belief in the labels, different affl ictive emotions contaminate and thus cloud our minds.

This is how karma evolves and how the wheel of cyclic existence is created that binds us within. The pract ice of Dharma is like a kind of medicine that can cure all the causes and condit ions that create suffering through to the very last root poison, which is ignora nce. The causes and conditions of suffering are a by-product of all the afflicti ve emotions.

The method taught in the Vajrayana tradition is first to get rid of all the afflictive emotions, second to transform the afflictive emotions and th ird to realize the nature of afflictive emotions. These are the three gradual me thods used in the Vajrayana tradition.

This is the single purpose of all Dharma practices.

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For example, when we have a particular bodily sickness we should then take the correct medicine in order to heal that sickness. Similarly in the prac tice of Dharma, the medicine should cure the sickness of afflictive emotions. We do not need to bring any changes in the essential nature of our mind life. What we have to do is remove all defilements from the mind by Dharma methods.

We hav e since beginningless time believed that there is a self. In reality this self d oes not exist at all. Whether it is inside or outside of oneself, there is no su ch thing called the self. We have mistakenly and blindly believed that it exists. This is a very strong sense of belief that has become firmly established in ou r minds. This fundamental ignorance causes suffering to arise. When we have the concept of self or I, we will automatically perceive others as different.

This c oncept of self and other automatically gives rise to attachment to self and aver sion to others. This gives rise to different karmas and thus to different forms of suffering, which is what we call the Wheel of Samsara. The self seems to exis t somewhere, but the moment we examine ourselves, in our body and outside our bo dy, we arrive at an understanding of the reality that there i no place the self could exist.

It is our s continual habit to mistakenly believe in the self. If w e do not examine this, then the projection of self seems to exist and we believe in it as a true entity of existence. As Dharma practitioners, we ought to inves tigate the non-existence of self and thereby uproot the causes of suffering.

To them, the self that experiences feelings does exist and they become horrified when they learn that the self does not exist. As Dharma practitioners we have to view it in a slightl y different manner.

We have to continually examine the non-existence of self and with great endeavor try to eliminate it gradually. This is the method that you should apply to end suffering. You can judge whether the methods used are fruitf ul or not by reflecting on your present self.

See if you have become a better pe rson or not, whether the belief in the self has weakened. If so, then you can sa y your Dharma practice is correct and capable of helping you put an end to suffe ring. Whenever we practice Dharma, it is important to direct our practice toward other suffering beingsthat is, to alleviate all their sufferings and to benefit all sentient beings.

When we are very ignorant, we are very self-centered and wh atever we do is solely for our own benefit. In Dharma practice one does the oppo site, which is to benefit others in order to eliminate the strong perception of self. There are three kinds of Dharma practitioners, who can be categorized as f ollows: 1. Ordinary kind of practitionersthey practice the Dharma in order to ach ieve happiness in this life.

Such a practitioner still has the confidence that t here is indeed happiness in samsara. Medium kind of practitionersthey practice the Dharma in order to attain Arhat-hood for their own release from samsara, wh ile there are still many sentient beings suffering in samsara. Excellent kind of practitionersthey are the ones who practice for the sake of helping all senti ent beings attain enlightenment.

They practice not only for their own liberation but also for that of others. Depending on the vastness of the individual level of motivation, these three kinds of practitioners appear. For instance, if a pra ctitioner recites the Avalokiteshvara mantra Om Mani Padme Hung for his own happin ess, he thus falls into the category of Ordinary Practitioner.

Similarly, a Medium Practitioner will recite the mantra for his own liberation and an Excellent Practi tioner will recite the mantra for the liberation of all sentient beings. The method of doing so begins with the development of compassionate mind w ithin oneself. This will help one understand the nature of suffering and its cau ses. In order to help others, compassion alone is not enough.

We need to acquire more Dharma knowledge and put it into practice along the path. In receiving Dha rma teachings this is the Altruistic Motivation one needs to generate in accorda nce with the Mahayana path and the Yangzab-Dzogchen teachings we are going to re ceive. Before one begins with the Yangzab practices, one needs to observe the Se ven Meditation Postures of Buddha Vairocana: 1.

In the course of performing all these act ivities, one needs to constantly generate the Compassionate Mind as explained ea rlier. The compassion has to be accompanied by the wisdom that arises from the p ractice and contemplation of the Dharma.

First we press the thumb against the ring finger of each h and and rest the hands on the knees. This is followed by a series of exercises a s below: 1.

Raise your right hand using your first finger to block the left no stril and inhale through the right nostril. Then remove the hand from the left n ostril to block the right nostril and exhale from the left nostril.

Repeat this exercise for three times before resting again on the right knee. Raise the le ft hand using your first finger to block the right nostril and inhale through the left nostril. Then remove the hand from the right nostril to block the left nostril and exhale from the right nostril.

Repeat this exercise for three times before resting again on the left knee. After having done this with both hands , repeat the breathing exercise without hands. In a similar fashion, inhale thro ugh both nostrils then exhale.

Repeat this exercise three times. All the above e xercises should be done with the first inhalation-exhalation long and strong.

Th e second should be strong and short, whereas the third should be long and smooth. During all the inhalations, we should visualize breathing in all the blessings of the Buddhas of the ten directions and of the three times. During the exhalat ions, we should visualize as follows: 1. First exhalation a Cock male chicken leaves our body through the air we breathe out.

This symbolizes the afflictive e motion of Attachment. Second exhalation a Snake leaves our body through the a ir we breathe out. This symbolizes the afflictive emotion of Anger. Third exh alation a Pig leaves our body through the air we breathe out. This symbolizes th e afflictive emotion of Ignorance. Ngondro means the one practice that goes before other practices.

There are two kinds of preliminary practices, one being the Common and the other being the Uncommon. For example when a farmer plans to plant some vegetation, first he needs to clear the land of unwanted elements su ch as stones, etc. With similar in tention, the Dharma practitioner begins with the Common Preliminary practices in order to build a strong foundation to sustain higher practices in the future. T his method of cultivation will fertilize or ripen the mind so that interest in t he Dharma will grow ever stronger.

The second part of the Preliminary practice i s called the Uncommon. It is compared to the sprouting or ripening of the Dharma mind of the student, which has been made fertile by the Common Preliminary practices. These Uncommon practices will prepare a student for higher practices, just as c rops are harvested in the field of vegetation made fertile by both Preliminary p ractices.

The main intention of this practice is to turn our minds from Samsara Cyclic E xistence and engage them in the process of attaining Nirvana Enlightenment. O ur minds are constantly attached to worldly concerns, worldly thoughts, worldly attitudes, etc. In order to turn away from the Cycle of Existence, we need a me dium or method that will help us to achieve that.

This is the medium or method o f practice found in the practice of the Common Preliminaries. With this practice , we not only turn our mind away from samsara in this life but also in our futur e lives. For example, in the practice of contemplation on Impermanence, we are a ble to turn our mind away from Attachment. Therefore, today may I achieve the supreme state of Ku ntuzangpo in order to benefit others.

This means to say that our present life is very precious and we should appreciate the achievement of this human form. It i s already very difficult to achieve it in this present life and it is more diffi cult to achieve it again in our future lives. Attaining it can mainly be attribu ted to our past good deeds or merits that we have accumulated. Great merit is di fficult to accumulate and we can therefore not guarantee that we will ever have the same precious human life in our future rebirths.

The rarity of this form and difficulty in obtaining it is so vast. Without it one cannot practice the Dharm a to lead one out from the realms of Cyclic Existence.

A human life is essential for one to practice the precious Dharma. Another main cause of attaining a prec ious human life is attributed to the practice of Morality or Discipline, the fir st of the Six Perfections Paramitas. The supporting conditions are the practice of the other five paramitas Generosity, Patience, Enthusiastic Effort, Meditation and Wisdom. There is another condition for these causes and conditions to gener ate results, as attaining human form is the result of Aspiration made in the pas t.

These three factors Discipline, Five Paramitas and Aspiration are the condi tions necessary for one to obtain a precious human life. This is comparable to a very good ship that we could utilize to cross the ocean of samsara. When one achieves this precious human body, it isnt wise to waste it by indulging in non-beneficial activities.

One should try to find out whether one has all these eighteen qualities or not. One should rejoice and deli ght if one does have them all. The Ten Endowments are divided into tw o categories, five Individual inner and five Environmental outer.

The Ten En dowments. The Five Individual inner Endowments. Human life 2. Born in a lan d where Dharma is flourishing. All sense faculties properly functioning. Confidence and devotion in the Triple Gem.

The Five Environmental outer Endowments. The Buddha appeared in this world. The Buddha turned the Dharma wheel. The Dharma is still preserved, taught and practiced even today. We are followers of the Buddhas teachings. We are gu ided by kind and compassionate teachers lamas. The Eight Leisures or Freedoms. We are not born in the Hell realm.

We are not born in the Hungry Ghost re alm. We are not born in the Animal realm. We are not born in the Demi-God realm. We are not born in the God realm. We are not born as a Human being with pe rverted or wrong view. We are not born in a period when there is no Buddha. We are not born handicapped. If we lack in any of these Eight Freedoms, then w e have no leisure for practicing the Dharma. Similarly, it is go ing to be difficult in future lives. It is extremely important for the practitio ner to meditate on Precious Human Life and thoroughly contemplate the above poin ts.

Once we are confident that all these eighteen qualities are with us, we can consider ourselves to possess the Precious Human Life that is indispensable for the practice of Dharma.

One should be happy and take delight in having such a wo nderful human life that is the foundation or vehicle for Dharma practice. We sho uld then make a commitment to practice the Dharma and not waste this precious li fe, as it will be extremely difficult to achieve again.

Since even to have obtai ned a Precious Human Life one needs such a great quantity of merit, there can th erefore be no doubt that the merits required to attain Buddhahood are vast and i mmeasurable. Considering this difficulty in obtaining a human life, we should th erefore resolve to utilize our life for the purpose of attaining the state of Sa mantabadra Kuntuzangpo. In the Dzogchen system, the ultimate state of enlighte nment is to achieve the state of Buddha Samantabadra, whereas in the Mahamudra s ystem it is Buddha Vajradhara; they are all one and the same on the level of rea lization.

This meditation on Precious Human Life requires one to thoroughly inve stigate ones own life. Understanding the truth of how precious this human life is will motivate the student to continuously pursue the path to Enlightenment in o rder to cross the ocean of samsara.

It is normal that we cherish our body in a w orldly manner, but when we truly know its benefit as a vehicle to attain Enlight enment we will maximize its usage solely for this purpose in the path of Dharma. In the worldly manner, we often take good care to feed, clothe, clean this body of ours without knowing the great benefits it could reap.

Therefore with the me thod expounded in the Yangzab preliminary common foundation concerning precious human life, we now know the method that will fixate our focus toward Enlightenme nt. W e can consider this body as a wish-fulfilling gem that we do not want to waste w ith other worldly concerns. If we waste it, then it is like losing a precious wi shfulfilling jewel and we will regret this when death approaches.

This human bod y can serve as a vehicle to attain Nirvana and it can also serve another purpose to plunge into the lower realms of unending suffering and torment. Therefore, i t is our decision now as to which path we wish to pursue. It is a matter that we must contemplate and decide for ourselves. The mind is considered the master, w hereas the body is the slave.

A positive state of mind is the determining factor for virtuous bodily action and speech. Non-virtuous action and speech will occu r during a negative state of mind, therefore the mind is the predominant factor. Without any doubt, we can say that virtuous or non-virtuous bodily action and s peech is a reflection of our own state of mind as the source of origination. Bud dhist teaching is all about taming the mind so that negativities and nonvirtuous ness can be eliminated, like a car driver referring to the mind aspect who ste ers the car until it arrives at its destination safe and sound.

Similarly, on th e Buddhist path one learns to drive in a proper manner with progressive sets of instructions. It is important for a student to generate a virtuous state of mind before receiving Dharma teachings. Virtuous motivation will determine whether t he student is on the spiritual or worldly path. If the motivation of student or teacher is nonvirtuous or afflicted by self-interest, this will result in a nonvirtuous state.

The unequalled Dagpo Rinpoche Gampopa has a famous saying. If the Dharma is not practiced according to the Dharma, the Dharma can serve as a m eans for one to take rebirth in the lower realms. It is said, all Dharma is cond itional upon the motivation of the practitioner. It is of the utmost importance to generate this motivation, especially in the Vajrayana tradition.


Up to now most of us have considered ourselves more import ant than other beings. This selfish idea needs to be abandoned and in return we need to act in the opposite manner, placing the welfare of others before ourselv es. Ones concern should be for the happiness and joy of others. Read THCCatalog Compendium of Tibetan Buddhist Quotations Version 6.

The PDF version of this book is formatted with facing pages for double-sided printing. Short Ngondro. Mahamudra - ipfs. According to one scholar, most people have difficulty beginning directly with formless practices and lose enthusiasm doing so, so the tantric practices work as a complement to the formless ones.

Of course, it is true that this helps but there are many things that you can do to purify your body, not only prostrations. In ancient times teachers introduced prostrations because it was a gesture of pay- ing respect. The name refers to a body of teachings … Anthony U. Leitner Memorial Collection - oac. Primarily files of a more general nature, that do not fit into any other series or subseries, including spiritual teachers and organizations active in the U.

Most of the folders are promotional material, including flyers, book and merchandise catalogs, and pamphlets. A Commentary on Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Tibetan Meditation Center - files. Pre-register at registertmc gmail. Ngondro is the gateway to the vast Yangzab cycle of teachings and practices. These teachings are available to anyone regardless of prior experience. For example, the PDFs may contain scans from a series of company brochures, or may each contain one digital printout from a And present your colleagues with a well-organized collection of project information.

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