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.
Guida chiara alla pratica ngondro della presa di rifugio: come visualizzare, contare i mantra, i benefici della pratica.
Explanation of the meditation posture, the preliminary practices, and mandala offering. Beginning of teachings on the five hindrances.