Ngondro Participants, join Drubpon Pema Rigdzin July 20th 6pm as he takes you step by step through the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro. Watch your email for your login information for this online live Group Zoom event.
What to bring to the Livestream Group Accumulation Session:
At the Pema Osel Light Shrine Room, we begin all our practice sessions with The Praise to Lama Vajrasattva, the Lord of all the Buddha Families. So today, this post begins with sharing the link for this most auspicious prayer. Following this prayer, is a video of Lama Sonam Rinpoche from 2016 giving a Vajrasattva teaching with reference and resource materials for the Vajrasattva Section, The Purification of Obscurations, Vajrasattva Recitation and Meditation of the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Practice.
Ngondro Teaching: Vajrasattva with Lama Sonam Rinpoche and translator, Cy Cassoff at the Pema Osel Ling Shrine Room, March 2016
English Translation of the Vajrasattva Mantra
OM (the supreme mantra, most excellent praise)
the tantric vowof Vajrasattva. O Vajrasattva, grant me your protection.
Abide firmly in me. Make me totally satisfied. Increase perfectly within me. Please hold me with your compassion. By your blessing, bestow the attainments on me. Also, may I attain the power of all activities. Make my mind virtuous. HUNG (the essence of the wisdom heart) HA HA HA HA
(represent the four boundless wishes of bodhicitta,
the four joys, the four empowerments, and the four kayas) HO (is the exclamation of joy)
Victorious One who embodies all the Tathagatas,
may Vajrasattva never abandon me.
I pray, please make me a vajraholder.
O great precept deity.
AH (is to unite inseparably). Translation by Dungse Tinley Norbu Rinpoche
Link to the Vajrayana Foundation Concise Ngondro
producedby Bero Jeydren Publications. Click here! Clicking this link will open to a new page.
Lama Sonam Rinpoche talks about malas.
Vajrasattva and malalinks from the Dharma Treasures Bookstore Clicking these links will open to a new page.
1. Mount Meru 2–5. The four continents 6–13. The eight subcontinents 14. The jewel mountain 15. The wish-fulfilling tree 16. The wish-fulfilling cow 17. The harvest that needs no sowing 18–24. The seven attributes of royalty 25. The vase of great treasure 26–33. The eight offering goddesses 34. The sun 35. The moon 36. The precious umbrella 37. The royal banner victorious in all directions