Registration Open for Winter Retreat, First in Five-Part Dzogchen Series

tenzin wangyal rinpoche tunikaRegistration is now open for the Winter Retreat with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche scheduled for Dec. 27, 2014- Jan. 1, 2015. “The Experiential Transmission of Zhang Zhung, Part 1: Ngondro” is the first in a five-part series of this special Tibetan Bon Buddhist dzogchen teaching.

Dzogchen is considered the highest teaching in Bön and Tibetan Buddhism. Its fundamental tenet is that reality, including the individual, is primordially pure, complete, and perfect, and that nothing needs to be transformed (as in tantra) or renounced (as in sutra) but to be recognized for what it truly is. In this way, suffering self-liberates.

The ngondro teachings, a complete set of practices in themselves, offer instructions for taming, purifying and perfecting oneself. Although the practices that make up the ngöndro are called preliminary or foundational practices, many practitioners adopt them as their main practice and complete the nine parts several times over the course of a lifetime.

Part 1: Ngondro is a prerequisite for further study of the Experiential Transmission series. The series will be held each December for the next five years and will conclude on Jan. 1, 2019.

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