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We will study talks that Trungpa Rinpoche gave to new prostrators. These talks explore subjects that are foundational to our understanding of the vajrayana path.


Readings for the Ngondro Study Group

Class One: (All from the Ngondro Manual)

Request for Confidentiality Letter to Tantrikas from Judy Lief
Request for Confidentiality Letter to Tantrikas from the Vidyadhara
Warning Letter from the Vidyadhara
Stages and Characteristics of the Vajradhatu Path of Buddhist Practice, pages 1-11

Class Two: (All from the Ngondro Manual)

On the Basic Samaya Vows, Jamgon KongtruI the Great
Samaya of the Vajra Master, Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche
Prostrations and Samaya, April 12, 1975, five pages

Class Three: (Not from the Ngondro Manual)

The Four Reminders, The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume 3: Indestructible Wakefulness, Chogyam Trungpa, pp. 343-353
The Four Preliminaries, The Torch of Certainty, Jamgon Kongtrul, translated by Judith Hanson: pp. 29-52
The Common Foundations, Not for Happiness, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, pp. 65-70

Class Four: (All from the Ngondro Manual)

Procedures for Prostration Practice
Instructions on Prostrations, VCTR March 23 & June 30, 1974
Ocean of Sweat, April 1975, one page

Class Five: (All from the Ngondro Manual)

Prostrations and the Daughters of Mara, June 30, 1975, five pages
Vajra Being, December 23, 1977, seven pages
Vajrayana Transmission 1978 Seminary, May 25, 1978, seven pages
Ngondro and the Three Disciplines, October 15, 1979, four pages
Vajrayana Transmission 1980 Seminary, May 9, 1980, four pages


Class Six: (All from the Ngondro Manual)

Wrathful Action, August 11, 1975, eight pages
TGS and the Guru Principle, November 25, 1974, five pages
Devotion, November 27, 1974, three pages
Mahasukha and One Flavor, February 23, 1975, four pages
Commitment and Devotion, February 25, 1975, five pages

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