Ngondro Workshops 2022 Full Program

Held on one Saturday afternoon each month, this workshop series will give you a thorough, practical introduction to the main Ngöndro practices, addressing the what, the how and the why of each element of these life-changing practices.

The Ngöndro, or preliminary practices, are the traditional pathway into Vajrayana Buddhism. Combining meditation, reflection, visualisation, recitation and physical offering, these practices effect a complete and comprehensive inner transformation. Not only do they prepare the practitioner for the profound path of Vajrayana and the teachings of Dzogchen, but they also lead him or her gradually towards enlightenment.

Held on one Saturday afternoon each month, this workshop series will give you a thorough, practical introduction to the main Ngöndro practices, addressing the what, the how and the why of each element of these life-changing practices. The 2022 workshop program will address practical aspects not covered in Rigpa’s 2021 Ngöndro program.

These workshops will be presented by monastic and lay practitioners from Rigpa Australia and Rigpa’s international retreat centre Lerab Ling. They will share their deep understanding of the Ngöndro based on their decades of practice.

Experienced students and any student with a year or more of Buddhist study and a well-established regular meditation practice who would like to start the Ngöndro are most welcome to join these sessions.

Session

Date
(Saturdays)

Time

Topic

Presenter

1

19 February

2 – 6pm (AEDT)

What is the Ngöndro

Daniella Vedelago

2

26 March

2 – 6pm
(AEDT)

Using The Four Thoughts to turn your mind towards the Dharma

Dr Ian Gawler & Dr Ruth Gawler

3

28 May

3 – 6:30pm
(AEST)

Refuge and prostrations: what we can truly rely on

Catherine Paul

4

25 June

2 – 6pm
(AEST)

Bodhichitta: enlightened courage, the heart and wisdom of compassion within the Ngöndro

Jane Gray & Walter Kaan

5

23 July

9am – 4.30pm
(AEST)

Full day Ngöndro practice retreat: exercise your practice muscle

Various instructors

6

3 September

3 – 6:30pm
(AEST)

Vajrasattva: purifying and healing our obscurations and defilements

Catherine Paul

7

24 September

3 – 7pm
(AEST)

Mandala Offering: doing the practice

Ane Lhamo

8

12 November

2 – 6pm
(AEDT)

Guru Yoga: connecting with devotion as the unbroken receptivity to the truth

TBC


Where: Online and in-person at some Rigpa Centres
Cost: Rigpa subscribers (members): free
Non-subscribers: Individual session: $30 full price $20 concession per session

Enquiries: If you haven't already registered but would like to attend one of the remaining sessions #7 (Mandala  Offering) or #8 (Guru Yoga) please email
sydney@rigpa.org.au

When
February 19th, 2022 2:00 PM through October 22nd, 2022 7:00 PM