The preliminary practice of offering water bowls cultivates openness and generosity in the practitioner.
Tag Archives | preliminary practices (ngöndro)
Advice on how to approach the retreat, structure meditation sessions, activities between sessions, and working with afflictions that arise during retreat.
The refuge ngondro practice and tips on how to work with the mind during the month-long retreat
Instructions on the Dorje Khadro fire puja.
Merging our mind with the wisdom mind of the guru.
Offering and praise to Dorje Khadro.
An eminent Tibetan teacher explains the meaning of true refuge and the responsibilities that it involves.
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.