Ngondro Course in Lolland, Danmark
The four foundational practices (Tib. Ngondro) are the beginning of our development in Diamond Way Buddhism. They are powerful methods for removing hindrances and negative impressions from the mind, and to develop new positive impressions for inner wealth.
The Four Foundation practices include taking refuge with the so-called “prostrations”, the “Diamond Mind Meditation”, the “Mandala Offerings” and the “Meditation on the Teacher” (Guru Yoga). Practicing the Ngondro purifies disturbing impressions in body, speech and mind through the repetition of mantras and negative habits disappear. It is the basis for further meditations and points the way to liberation and enlightenment.
Tibetan name: Ngöndro
Tibetan source: Phyag chen nges don rgya mtsho
Translation: “Ocean of the Definitive Meaning of the Great Seal”, 9thKarmapa Wangchuk Dorje (1556-1603)
Commentary: Torch of Certainty by the First Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye (1813-1899), Kalu Rinpoche Sonada India 1970-71, Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, Becske Hungary 2008