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Cascading Waterfall of Nectar (Paperback)
By: Thinley Norbu
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This long-awaited magnum opus by a preeminent scholar and teacher will appeal to Western students of Tibetan Buddhism, especially those engaged in the preliminary practices, or ngondro, that are the foundation of the tradition. The ngondro include taking refuge, generating enlightened mind (bodhichitta), the Vajrasattva practice of purification, symbolic mandala offerings, and the devotional prayer of guru yoga.
Complete Path for the Ocean of Profound Meaning, An Extensive Liturgy for the Visualization Procedures of the Mahamudra Preliminaries with a Listing of the Key Topics of the Main Practice
Complete Path for the Ocean of Profound Meaning, An Extensive Liturgy for the Visualization Procedures of the Mahamudra Preliminaries with a Listing of the Key Topics of the Main Practice
By: Tony Duff
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There are a number of branches of the Drukpa Kagyu and each has it own liturgies for doing the preliminary practices (Tib. ngondro).  The Kham (East Tibetan) tradition of the Drukpa Kagyu, headed by the Khamtrul Rinpoches has a number of these liturgies.  However, the one composed by Kunga Tendzin, the third Khamtrul Rinpoche is the one most often used.  It is the liturgy used for example at Tashi Jong in India, the present-day seat of Khamtrul Rinpoche.
Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
By: Dudjom Rinpoche
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bdud 'joms gter gsar sngon 'dro'i ngag 'don bsdus pa bzhugs

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Excellent Path to Enlightenment
By: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
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In this book Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche explains a key practice text composed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo(1820-1892) on the Vajrayana preliminaries: taking refuge, generating the thought of achieving enlightenment for the sake of all beings, performing the meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva to remove hindrances on the path to enlightenment, offering the mandala to accumulate merit and wisdom, and developing proper reliance on a spiritual teacher. Clear, direct and personal, these instructions illuminate the heart of Vajrayana practice. Included here are the Tibetan text as well as the mantras and prayers commonly recited in conjunction with this practice.
Illuminating the Path
Illuminating the Path: Ngondro Instructions According to the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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In Illuminating the Path, Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche give clear and profound explanations on how to practice the path of Ngondro - the foundational set of practices of Tibetan Buddhism. This book includes line-by-line commentary on the concise Dudjom Tersar Ngondro revealed by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, detailed instructions on how to practice, and helpful visual illustrations. It is both deep and accessible pointing out how we can see our fundamentally enlightened nature.
Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma, Volume One
By: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma as taught by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at KTD from 1999 to 2003. Five-volume set. Translations by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso and Chojor Radha. His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa (Rangjung Rikpe Dorje, 1923-1981) indicated that it was his wish that Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche present Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma to Western students. In accordance with this wish, Khenpo Rinpoche began teaching this text in the Year of the Earth Rabbit, February 1999, at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, the North American seat of His Holiness, located in Woodstock, New York.
Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma, Volume Two as Taught by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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Volume Two examines the complete path of Mahamudra from initial experience to full realization. There is emphasis on how to conduct a proper retreat, including the use of geomancy in determining the appropriate site, the longevity practices of White Tara and Tseringma, chö practice, and how to use compassion as protection from fear and danger. This volume introduces the tantras, and gives anuttara yoga tantra instructions for Vairochana purification practices both for oneself and for the deceased.
Nectar of the Simple Yogi (Short Kagyu Ngondro) <br> By: Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
Nectar of the Simple Yogi (Short Kagyu Ngondro)
By: Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
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Nectar of the Simple Yogi is an abbreviated version of the preliminary practices composed by the first Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche. This version is a thirty-seven page insert for the Tergar practice binder and includes the Tibetan text along with English translation and phonetics (for those who prefer to chant the text in Tibetan).
This is the primary ngondro practice taught by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche for Tergar students who are practicing the Path of Liberation levels (formerly referred to as the Mahamudra levels).
Ngondro Commentary
By: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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[...] Ngondro literally means “that preparation which must go before all else,” so the term “ngondro practice” signifies the foundation, or preliminary practice to more advanced practices. Yet even within this preliminary practice, there are two stages: the ordinary preliminary practice and the extraordinary preliminary practice. The ordinary preliminary practice, or the “four thoughts which turn the mind to the Dharma”, prepares the mind for the extraordinary preliminary practice, or the four foundation practices of ngondro. Thus, it is important that we first discuss the ordinary preliminary practice, because without a sincere understanding of that, we will be unable to appreciate the extraordinary preliminary practices. [...]
Ngondro Commentary
Ngondro Commentary
By: H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, compiled by Jane Tromge
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"The Ngondro, or Preliminary, practices in Tibetan Buddhism establish the foundation for the entire Vajrayana paththey are as fundamental to the practitioner's development as the alphabet is to written language. Among the preliminaries of the various lineages, the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro of the Nyingma tradition is possibly the most concise. Written, then concealed in the eighth century by Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), it was intended for these degenerate times when few people have leisure to practice. His Holiness Dudjom Lingpa revealed this treasure; his incarnation, His Holiness Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, from whom I had the excellent fortune to receive these teachings, clarified the text and taught it widely.

"The Dudjom Tersar Ngondro is an extremely powerful practice for turning the mind toward dharma, for purifying obscurations, and for bringing forth the qualities of realization. It enhances devotion to the dharma and receptivity to the highest level of teachings, the Great Perfection. For practitioners with receptive minds, the Great Perfection - perspective can evolve from Ngondro itself. The Dudjom Tersar Ngondrosuccinct, unelaborate, and grounded in guru yogaprovides a superb means of opening the door to the nature of mind."His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

"The essence of the Buddhadharma is realized most swiftly through the practice of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection. Through guru yoga, the life force of the ngondro, true understanding of Dzogchen awakens in one's being. With a heart of pure samaya, having practiced guru yoga as Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche's wife and devoted student for more than seventeen years, Jane Tromge has compiled here the essential points of his oral ngondro teachings with the wish that the dharma flourish for generations to come."Lama Drimed Norbu, Spiritual Director of Chagdud Gonpa Foundation

Ngondro for Our Current Day
Ngondro for Our Current Day: A Short Ngondro Practice and Its Instructions
By: Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
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In this succinct teaching presented in 2006 by His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa in Bodhgaya, India, students are guided through a shortened version of the preliminaries for mahamudra practice, which His Holiness composed with the aim of benefiting practitioners from developed countries who often lead busy lives. The complete practice, in "Brief Recitations," is written in English, Tibetan, and Tibetan transliteration, and complete instructions for the Four Special Preliminaries are provided, with the exception of guru yoga. His Holiness guides students through the details of each practice, including the visualizations of Refuge, Vajrasattva purification, and Mandala offerings -- often punctuated with his good humor. A summary of the practice sequences and a list of precepts of the refuge vow are also included in two appendices.
Not for Happiness
Not for Happiness: A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary Practices
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
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Do you practise meditation because you want to feel good? Or to help you relax and be happy? Then frankly, according to Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, you are far better off having a full-body massage than trying to practise the Dharma.

Khyentse shows that genuine spiritual practice, not least the Ngondro preliminaries, will not bring the kind of comfort and ease most worldly people crave. Quite the opposite, in fact. But if your ultimate goal is enlightenment, Ngondro practice is a must, and Not for Happiness your perfect guide, containing everything an aspiring practitioner needs to start to practise, including advice about:


developing"renunciation mind"
discipline, meditation and wisdom
using your imagination in visualization practice
why you need a guru

Preliminary Practices of Tibetan Buddhism
Preliminary Practices of Tibetan Buddhism
By: Geshe Rapten
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A verbally transmitted teaching elucidating the "ordinary" as well as the "extraordinary" practices which are prerequisites for anyone embarking on higher meditations.
Torch of Certainty
By: Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye
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This is the definitive text for beginning or advanced ngondro practitioners. The text describes the Four Foundation Practices that all practitioners of Vajrayana Buddhism must complete. The nature of impermanence, the effects of karma, the development of an enlightened attitude, and devotion to the guru are among the subjects covered. Practical instructions are given and explanations.