|Nyingma Ngondro reading transmission (lung)
with Acharya Larry Mermelstein
Sat July 7th: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In Room(s): Main Shrine Room
Purpose and benefit of Nyingma ngöndro practice
Here again we revisit the ngöndro prinicples, now from a deeper point of view, having matured from our previous practices. In addition our intention is to connect with the stream of blessings of the great masters of the Nyingma tradition, such as Garab Dorje, Shri Singha, Vimalamitra, Guru Rinpoche, Longchenpa, Jigme Lingpa, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Mipham the Great and many others, down to His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, the Vidyadhara, and Sakyong Mipham
Rinpoche. What is special in this tradition is the system of the nine yanas, and the extraordinary teachings of mahayoga, anuyoga and atiyoga. Making this connection with the Nyingma stream of blessings is important for the practices of trekchö and thögal.
The Nyingma ngöndro practice path
Students who have completed the Amending Fire Puja of Vajrayogini and are intending to undertake this practice may do so in accordance with the existing guidelines available through the Shambhala Office of Practice and Education. Since 1991, students may receive a reading transmission for three Nyingma ngöndro traditions:
1. the Könchok Chidü (Embodiment of the Three Jewels, a terma of Jatsön Nyingpo, widely practiced both by Kagyüpas and Nyingmapas,
2. the Longchen Nyingthik, a renowned terma cycle of Jigme Lingpa, and
3. the Pema Rangjung Nyingthik, a terma cycle of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
Free of cost, but a heart gift will be collected in appreciation for the teacher's generosity, as is customary in such a case.