The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind

 

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche gives an introduction to Ngöndro (the preliminary practices of the Vajrayana) and an explanation of the four thoughts that turn the mind towards the dharma. Rinpoche began this teaching in 2007 as part of an extended series on Ngöndro, but due to health problems, was able to give only this single teaching. Rinpoche continued teaching on the concise Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro in 2008 with Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro Teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche (Heart Teachings Series 19). You can find this and other Ngondro material on the website: heartteachings.com/collections/ngondro

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How to Take Precious Teachings onto the Path of Ngondro

Excepted from the First Webcast Teaching and Q&A
with Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
runtime: 8 mins
Recorded at Pema Osel Ling, April, 2013 

 

essence of refuge

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The essence of the refuge practice is unshakable, unchangeable faith and devotion. Without this kind of faith and trust, your mind cannot open. When your mind opens, it becomes soft and receptive. Buddha’s compassion is like a hook which catches the ring of your faith and devotion. Without faith, there can be no real connection to dharma ~ not blind faith, but rather intelligent faith, free from any doubt or confusion because dharma is pure and faultless, Buddha’s mind is like the sun shining on a snow-covered mountain. With devotion, the rays of your faith can melt the snow of Buddha’s nectar of blessing. 

~  Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
Ngondro Commentary
© 2000 by Bero Jeydren Publications

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Refuge Ceremony ~ Tavish Nink with Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

photo source: Sonam  Famarin
with permission to post by Tavish Nink


Join Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche November 5th, 2020 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Pacific to receive the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Lung (Oral Transmission) and series of Ngondro Teachings on the Preliminary Practices beginning with Refuge.

Visit the Vajrayana Foundation website at Vajrayana.org to receive the livestream link.