Ngondro Retreat

Saturday and Sunday, July 16 - 17
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution:  $165 Public, $125 Members (Includes metered Ngondro Manual)

The fundamental Buddhist practice known as Ngon-dro has its root in the seven-limb practices taught in the Samantabhadra’s prayer. In Vajrayana Buddhism, they have been developed into the following six practices: (1) Refuge, (2) Prostration, (3) Bodhicitta, (4) Vajrasattva meditation, (5) Mandala offering and (6) Guru Yoga. All Tibetan Buddhist Sadhana practices have all these components, but many do not know their meanings. These are foundation of all Tibetan Buddhist practices.

Lama Choedak Rinpoche, who completed 100,000 practices of all the above in thirteen months as part of the three and half year Lamdre meditation retreat in Lumbini (1976-1980) under the tutelage of Kyabje Chogye Trichen Rinpoche will teach on these fundamental practices on the basis of a short and concise text written by the late Dezhung Tulku Rinpoche. He has been conducting annual retreats on these for 30 years. The sessions will cover both theory and practice sessions. All are asked to bring your Vajra, bell and Mandala sets. Anyone who follows Tibetan Buddhism will benefit from these teachings and practices.  

Lama Choedak Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master from Australia. Rinpoche has trained under some of the great masters as well as completing a three and a half year solitary meditation retreat. He is a Buddhist scholar, a highly sought after public speaker and has a special interest in making the Buddha’s teachings accessible to Westerners. He has been teaching Calm Abiding Meditation to Westerners for over 25 years. Lama Choedak Rinpoche’s profound explanation of meditation and its everyday relevance is renowned for its lucidity, authenticity and humor. Rinpoche is the founder of Sakya Losal Choe Dzong in Canberra, Australia.


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