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Instructions in the Ngondro: Dorje Sempa Practice - with Lama Zangmo


1 Mar 2020
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Teacher: Lama Gelongma Zangmo


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This day is devoted to the Dorje Sempa practice instructions for those who have already received the Dorje Sempa empowerment.

Dorje Sempa, or Vajrasattva, is the bodhisattva associated with purification. The Dorje Sempa practice is especially relevant in the context of the Ngondro practice.

The Ngöndro practice comprises the "Four Ordinary Foundations" and the "Four Special Foundations". The four Ordinary Foundations are contemplations on the four thoughts that turn the mind to the Dharma, namely the preciousness of human life, impermanence, karma and its effects, and the sufferings of samsara.

The four Special Foundations are purification and accumulation practices and are: prostrations, recitations of the Dorje Sempa hundred syllable mantra, mandala offerings and guru yoga practice.

Lama Zangmo will give the meditation instructions on the Dorje Sempa practice and talk about the importance of purification and accumulation.

Please bring a copy of the Ngöndro text, available from the Samye Dzong shop.

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