April 15th and 22nd are dedicated to community support for the Longchen Nyingthig ngondro. We will focus on accumulations and include guidance for the sections of practice listed below. All levels of training including beginners are welcome.
According to the teachings and training of the Longchen Nyingthig, there is great benefit in completing 100,000 accumulations of the Foundational Practices. The practices include the traditional accumulations: 100,000 recitations of refuge, bodhichitta, 100-syllable Vajrasattva mantra, offering mandala, and prostrations. There is also a 3 million Vajra Guru mantra recitation accumulation which is done throughout one’s life. This undertaking thrives with continuity and support from your dharma brothers and sisters.
Ngondro is the foundation for Dzogchen meditation. A number of Tibetan masters require ngondro before revealing advanced teachings.
There may not be enough time each class to practice every accumulation, but by the end of both sessions this month, all will be practiced. It is recommended to continue to accumulate – daily if possible – if you’re not already doing so. Share some moments with your Samden Ling community this April, and meet your new Executive Director, Yangchen (Margaret Janssen). Looking forward to practicing with you!