Ngöndro 2. Offenbach, 1995

Commentary on the text of the preliminary practice from the Vidyadhara Guru Sadhana
According to the tradition of Khordong Monastery

James Low
Frankfurt and Offenbach, Germany 23-24 July 1994
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Contents

    SUFFERING IS GETTING WHAT YOU DON’T WANT, AND NOT GETTING WHAT YOU DO WANT
    WISDOM AND COMPASSION
    Four activities of tantra
    Difference between tantra and dzogchen
    Indra’s Net
    REFUGE AND BODHICITTA
    Refuge is like an anchor
    Refuge gives you a space to think
    Development of bodhicitta: master position or servant position
    FEAR AND ANXIETY
    Death
    Pitfalls of mastery
    DEVELOPING A SENSE OF REGRET
    Four stages of karma: duality; intention; action; satisfaction
    Reducing their karmic consequences
    REFUGE AND PROSTRATIONS
    Prostrating
    Using hope and fear
    Ngöndro from the lineage of Nuden Dorje
    VIDYADHARA GURU SADHANA
    Kye ma…: the four reflections
    SHORT RIGDZIN PRACTICE
    FOUR UNLIMITED THOUGHTS