Weekly Schedule Buddhist meditation and instructions with Q&A
Thursdays at 7:00pm
Ngondro (Preliminaries) Practice led by Lama Lobtsul Rinpoche
Ngöndro (Wyl.sngon ‘gro) — the preliminary or ‘foundation’ practices of Vajrayana Buddhism. The ngöndro practices are profound and powerful means for effecting a deep purification and 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.
(see calendar below for dates and times)
Guru Rinpoche Day - Puja Each month on the 10th day of the lunar calendar
Dakini Day - Puja Each month on the 25th day of the lunar calendar
Phowa Practice Each month on the 15th day of the lunar calendar
Medicine Buddha Practice Each month on the 30th day of the lunar calendar
This teaching on the meaning and benefits of virtuous offerings and, in particular, of butter lamp offerings was given at Palri Pema Öd Ling on January 22. At the end of the session, Rinpoche led us in the Marme Monlam, a special butter lamp offering practice and aspiration prayer.
This teaching on the meaning and importance of the refuge vows — the entrance to and foundation of all Buddhist practices — and the bodhisattva vow — the commitment to achieve compete enlightenment solely for the sake of all other sentient beings -- was given Palri Pema Öd Ling on January 23.