Starting Ngondro

Term 3 – 20 July to 21 September , 10 sessions

Term 4 – 12 October to 30 November, 8 sessions

Thursday evenings, 7pm to 9pm

This class will provide an introduction to the practices of Ngondro – the preliminary or ‘foundation’ practices of Vajrayana Buddhism. The ngöndro practices are a profound and powerful means for effecting a deep purification and inner transformation, at every level of our being. Not only do they prepare the practitioner for the profound path of Vajrayana and teachings of Dzogchen, but they also lead him or her gradually towards the experience of enlightenment.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche said:

To accomplish the good of others, we must first perfect ourselves, by purifying and transforming our minds. This is the aim of what we call the preliminary practices, which establish the foundations of all spiritual progress“.
Prerequisites: 2 years of Introductory and Foundation Studies courses or equivalent, or have received teachings on  an Introduction to the Ngöndro or are a Rigpa Mandala student.
Rigpa students who have already studied the ngondro, whether a brief introduction or more comprehensive study, and wish to enter this class mid program please contact us to discuss.

It is preferable that students have entered the sangha subscription program or would like to commence.

Payment for this class is by class fee or subscription.

CONCESSION: Pension, Student, Unemployed $96

Rigpa’s policy is that financial difficulties should not be an obstacle to attending our courses. If this is an issue for you please contact us.