Ngöndro - the preparatory exercises
Ngöndro (Wylie sngon ‘gro) bzw. Chag Chen Ngöndro are preparatory and basic practices of Vajrayana. A special Nyingma and Dzogchen-Form is the Longchen -Nyingtik.
These practices are skillful means of the Sadhana to achieve a profound healing and cleansing of one's own mind, independently of one's own spiritual realization stage.
They prepare practitioners for the path of the Vajrayana or the teachings of the Dzogchen and gradually lead them to the experience of enlightenment.
The external preparations begin, for example, with contemplations which turn away the spirit of Samsara and are contained in practice texts as "The Four Thoughts" and also with Vajra recitation with the syllables OM AH HUNG (swaha).
They inspire the renunciation and the desire to escape Samsara and to enter the path of liberation and salvation. They are the basis for all specific practices.
- Refuge to Buddha, recognition of his teachings (Dharma), the Sangha as friends on the path, awakening confidence in the own Buddha nature (voidness / wisdom and clarity / compassion of one's own mind / consciousness continuum)
- Awakening unconditional equanimity and unconditional love, unconditional sympathy and unconditional compassion (bodhichitta). The heart of the enlightened mind and a training of one's own mind with oneself, others and all difficulties, problems and sufferings wise and compassionate
- Healing and cleaning the four veneers by Vajrasattva practice
- The accumulation of merit and wisdom by universal generosity and prostration of auspicious circumstances by mandala offering
- Guru yoga practice with the union of one's own mind with one's own wisdom (wisdom of all Buddhas) and thereby inner awakening of the wisdom of the realization
Liberation from the four delusions
- Prostrations that clean up veneers which are in contact with the body
- The recitation of the one hundred syllable mantra of Vajrasattva cleans delusions of language
- Mandala sacrifice cleans the delusions associated with the mind
- Guru yoga that cleans delusions of body, language and spirit
The 'five nails' (tib. gZer lNga) are Ngöndro - exercises of the northern terma (Byang gTer, Termas von Rigdzin Godem).
== Literature ==
- Lotsawahouse : Chöying Rangdrol's Ngöndro Compendium
- Lotsawahouse : dudjom tersar ngondro
- Lotsawahouse : Ngöndro-Gebete und Praktiken
- Ngo ndro - Stufen - flyer
- Nam Chö Ngöndro: All the Buddhist practices and practices such as Tonglen and Phowa
- Ngondro texts and more
- Tersar Concise Ngondro Daily Practice
- Illuminating the Excellent Path to Omniscience(Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro)
- FPMT : Integrating Ngondro into your Daily Meditation
- An exploration of the Ngondro Practices by Khenpo Palden Sherab
- Introduction to Ngondro
- Commentary on Ngöndro Practice according to The New Treasure of Dudjom
== Weblinks ==
- Wiki about Ngöndro
- Rigpawiki about Ngöndro
- Rigpawiki :Kategory : Ngöndro
- Rigpawiki about Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro
- Rigpawiki about Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro
- Brief Guide to the Stages of Visualization for the Ngöndro Practice
- Rywiki : LongchenNyingthigNgondro
- Buddhist-world : Ngondro
- Lobsang Tashi über Ngöndro
- Berzin : Sechs - Sitzungs - Yoga
- Ngöndro-Prayers and practices
- Bön Dzogchen Ngöndro
- Lung (mp3)