Instructor: Khenpo Nima Dhindu Sherpa
Time: April 29th to May 29th, 2011
Teaching: Sat/Sun 9:00am-12:00pm
Practice: Mon-Fri 19:00-22:00pm Sat/Sun 14:00-16:30pm
Fee: $500 (32 hrs class + one practice session)
$1000 (32 hrs class + three practice sessions)
*Enrollment require commitment to all classes and daily practice session
Tibetan Buddhism evolved into four schools: Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Geluk. Palyul monastery is one of the six main Nyingma monasteries. Namcho, known as “The Space Treasures of the Great Perfection”, is one of the main practices of Palyul Monastery (one of the six main Nyingma monasteries).
Namcho Ngondro, the preliminary practice for “The Great Perfection Buddha in the Palm of the Hand”, was revealed by the great Namcho Migyur Dorje.
Ngnodro, the foundation of becoming a genuine Buddhist practitioner, is a set of practices to transcend the mind from the worldly to the spiritual path. Ngnodro practice consists of four outer practices and five inner practices. Here, the four thoughts will be taught to help cultivate the mind away from worldly thoughts. The inner practices involves positioning the practitioner into a Buddhist (taking Refuge), cultivating compassion for other sentient beings (developing Bodhicitta), purifying any bad karma (Dorje Sempa practice), accumulating worldly and non-worldly merits (Mandala offering) and achieving swift realization (Guru Yoga). The Namcho Phowa, or transcending the mind to the pure land of Amitabha, is taught exclusively to the Namcho tradition at the end of the course.