Advice on how to approach the retreat, structure meditation sessions, activities between sessions, and working with afflictions that arise during retreat.
Tag Archives | preliminary practices (ngöndro)
The refuge ngondro practice and tips on how to work with the mind during the month-long retreat
Merging our mind with the wisdom mind of the guru.
Offering and praise to Dorje Khadro.
A student shares her thoughts on doing purification practice after attending the Vajrasattva retreat at Sravasti Abbey.
Cultivating the conditions needed to gain shamatha. Physical posture and how to structure a meditation session. Explaining the preliminary practices.
A guided meditation session followed by the continued teaching on the five hindrances to concentration. How to counteract drowsiness and restlessness.
A clear guide on doing the ngondro practice of refuge—how to visualize, count mantra, and the benefits of the practice.
Explanation of the meditation posture, the preliminary practices, and mandala offering. Beginning of teachings on the five hindrances.
A prison inmate discusses the difficulties he encounters when a change of routine disrupts his practice.