Calendar The Nyingma Lineages of Longchen Nyingthig In our Universities we put the most emphasis on learning the material, be it anatomy , calculus or physics, the emphasis is on learning the subject and much less is placed on the process of learning itself as well as the conditioning factors that make learning possible. Three Kbyje Rinpoche This however is not so in Buddhist pedagogy because of a single crucial reason- Lineage. A metaphor that shows how important lineage is to learning and practicing Buddhism is the passage of a candle flame passing from one candle to another. Through a lit candle an unlit candle can now shine brightly on its own. Without a flame to ignite the wick the candle will never light at all, no matter how many books it reads.
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Please contact us at info nyingmainstitute. Traditionally the ngondro practices are completed during the initial phase of a full-time, three year retreat. Our program, however, is especially designed for lay practitioners with a modern lifestyle, so that they can successfully complete these practices while continuing to fulfill their daily responsibilities.
Practice of the ngondro is the entryway to Nyingma practice and provides a direct connection to the Dharma. The ngondro purify negativities and accumulate positive merit, cleansing the mindstream and making students suitable vessels for the precious Nyingma teachings. The ngondro are an extremely important, foundational, and transformative set of practices that will reward the genuine, aspiring student of Buddhism. It is held that instructions from a teacher, such as Lama Palzang, are required to engage them fruitfully.
These practices are of particular importance for Nyingma practitioners, who should seek to complete them at least once this lifetime. Therefore, this program is highly recommended for longtime Nyingma Mandala Organization students.
Each summer, a 2-week retreat will be held with Lama Palzang that provides instruction and practice materials. These day retreats will include guided group practice, prayers from the Longchen Nyingtik Ngondro text, and clarification so that you can confidently engage in individual practice. Participants should be prepared to set aside 1 to 2 hours each day exclusively for ngondro practice, in order to complete each set of , These practices help you establish a firm foundation for a lifetime of Dharma practice.
Participants will also be included in a private online support group, where issues can be addressed on an ongoing basis. Questions, obstacles, and solutions can be freely shared with the group and with Lama Palzang. There will also be an online group check-in scheduled every 2 months. These texts describe in detail these powerful teachings intimately connected to Guru Rinpoche, Yeshe Tsogyal, Longchenpa, and Jigme Lingpa.
This lineage of realization passes down through illustrious and extraordinary masters to Tarthang Rinpoche. Instructor Lama Palzang, the instructor for this program, holds four streams of the Longchen Nyingtik lineage within the Nyingma tradition which qualify him to serve as a guide for these practices: the Nyoshul lineage through Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche; the Dzogchen lineage through Khenpo Chodrak Rinpoche; the Dodrup lineage through Jigme Tenpa Dargye Rinpoche; and the Adzom lineage through Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche.
Retreat Schedule Summer retreats are 2 weeks long. On the first day, the retreat starts at 10 AM. After that, we begin each morning at 7 AM with morning practice. Sunday is a day off. The retreat includes instructions, guided group practice, opportunity for questions, and work practice each day. This option is for commuters who live nearby and do not need housing during the 2-week retreat.
Scholarships: A limited amount of partial scholarships are available. Please contact us in order to apply. Application This retreat is suitable for Buddhist practitioners. An application and interview are required. Please download the form here and send your completed application to us email is specified on the form. FAQs Can I opt for an expedited format? If you are interested in an intensive 3-year track, or in a extended residency at Nyingma Institute in order to practice intensively, please contact us in order to learn more.
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Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro
Alternate orthographies: Longchen Nyingtik. Now as was previously stated Vimalamitra brought the Vima Nyingthig to Tibet. So the Nyingthig teachings of two major lineages flowed together in Jigme Lingpa. Longchen Nyingthig is the essence or embodiment of the two Nyingthig traditions, Vima Nyingthig and Khandro Nyingthig. Here, the master has concealed the teachings and blessings, the esoteric attainments, as ter in the pure nature of the minds of his disciples through his enlightened power, and he has made aspirations that the ter may be discovered for the sake of beings when the appropriate time comes. While being absorbed in that luminous clarity, he experienced flying a long distance through the sky while riding a white lion. It thus constitutes a complete path to enlightenment.
Longchen Nyingtik Series
He remained in the depths of that meditation experience of clear luminosity for a long time. While being absorbed in that luminous clarity, he experienced flying a long distance through the sky while riding a white lion. He finally reached a circular path, which he thought to be the circumambulation path of Jarung Khashor, now known as Boudhanath Stupa, an important Buddhist monument of giant structure in Nepal. One of the scrolls contained the prophetic guide of Longchen Nyingtik, called Nechang Thukkyi Drombu.