Ngondro – Refuge, Purification, Accumulation and Guruyoga

Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi · February 29, 2024
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The Mahamudra practice of Vajrayana Buddhism begins with the so-called Preparatory Exercises (Tibetan: ngöndro). Although these meditation methods are at the beginning of the practice path, they are by no means purely beginners exercises, as they already encompass all the essential aspects of Vajrayana meditation:

Taking refuge and bodhichitta (developing the Mahayana state of mind).
Purification from mental obscurations
Accumulation of merit to further clarify the mind
Guruyoga, which is considered the Vajrayana practice par excellence.

This ngöndro practice retreat is for all those who are looking for first encounters with the preliminary practices and would like to receive instruction and initial meditation practice. But also to practitioners who are already familiar with ngöndro and are looking for encouragement, mutual exchange, joint practice, personal support and qualified instructions.

The four parts of the special ngöndro – refuge and bodhichitta, Vajrasattva meditation, mandala offering and the practice of guru yoga – will be considered according to the needs, interests and previous experience of the participants.

English with german translation.

Additional Texts used for daily practrice: PDF Download

About Instructor

Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi

Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi is one of the resident lamas at Kamalashila Institute. He was born in Bhutan and studied and taught for 13 years at the Karma Shri Nalanda Monastic University in Rumtek, Sikkim. He received many teachings from H.E. Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. In 2004, Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi first went to the USA, where he still teaches today for Nitartha Institute, and then came to Germany. Since then, he has been living and teaching at Kamalashila Institute, and is visiting Buddhist centers throughout Europe and supervising Kamalashila city groups. He is a competent teacher of Buddhist philosophy and the meditation practices of sutra, tantra and Mahamudra, and an expert of the Abhidharma.

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  • 18 Lessons