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Ngondro weekend with Peter Speier

September 8 - September 10

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Foundational practices – weekend

 

There will be lots of meditation and explanations on the important four foundational practices together with Peter Speier, who recently has edited Lama Oles latest book about the ngondro.
Peter took refuge in 1988, is co-founder of the german Buddhist magazine “Kagyu life”, the present “Buddhism Today” and edited books by Lama Ole Nydahl. He has the experience of 15 years of center work in the Buddhist centers of Berlin and organizing lectures or other projects.
Foundational Practices

The Foundational Practices, or Extraordinary Preliminary Practices (Ngöndro in Tibetan) consist of four meditations done one after another. Each of them are repeated 111,111 times. They prepare one’s mind for more advanced meditation.

Taking Refuge and Developing the Enlightened attitude

This is a well known physical practice from Tibet. One prostrates while visualizing all the aspects of the Refuge and repeating a refuge formula. This practice mainly cleans hindrances of the body so that it becomes a useful tool on the way to enlightenment. The openness and devotion which will appear are used for the next meditation, on Diamond Mind.

Diamond Mind

In this meditation one cleans difficult subconscious impressions (the causes of disturbing feelings) before they can manifest as difficult results in one’s daily life. One uses the mantra of the Buddha Diamond Mind, who has the ability to dissolve all impressions of whatever we have said or done in this or former lives.

Mandala Offerings

After having cleaned body, speech and mind, one gets the space to receive new impressions. That’s why this practice can enrich our now open mind with everything good imaginable. One focuses on everything beautiful, precious, good and pure which one offers to the refuge. The surplus and joy that appear from this practice are used to benefit others.

Guru Yoga

The Guru Yoga meditation follows the same principle as the 16th Karmapa meditation. It is a more elaborate practice, where one repeats certain wishes to the whole transmission lineage, and increases one’s devotion and openness to the source for development. The identification with the lama will help us to experience the world as ever more blissful.

 

 


For the meals and accommodation, you can find the prices here.

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Details

Start:
September 8
End:
September 10

Venue

Buddhist retreat Center Lolland
Korterupvej 21
4920, Denmark
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