you are kindly invited to join the upcoming Namchoe Short Ngondro oral transmission and teaching with Ven. Pema Rinpoche! The event will take place on 21-st April, Saturday, from 2:30-5:00 pm at Palyul Center UK, 3 Rotherfield Street, Islington, London N1 3EE. Suggested donation: 10 GBP.
Ngondro is a collection of practices known as “The Four Foundations.” These practices form the fundamental ground for all Tibetan Buddhist practice and for higher Dzogchen practice. As the foundation of the teachings of the Buddha Dharma, Ngondro consists of contemplation, insight, purification, offering and devotion practices. First are what is known as the outer preliminaries which turn the mind towards the practice through contemplating the preciousness of human birth, impermanence, suffering, how cause and effect (“karma”) work, and so on. Anyone Buddhist or not can practice the outer preliminaries. Second, are the inner preliminaries. This includes Refuge and Bodhicitta (loving-kindness practice), the Mandala Offering, Vajrasattva Purification, and Guru Yoga. Ven. Pema Rinpoche will bestow to the assembly an Oral transmission of the Namchoe Short Ngondro text and will give a teaching about it.
Ven. Pema Rinpoche is a highly qualified Buddhist scholar and senior professor of the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute in South India. Khen Rinpoche received many profound teachings and transmissions from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche and many other great Tibetan masters.
With the blessings of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche has been teaching and spreading Buddhism in many countries. These include India, Bhutan, Nepal, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, and European Countries such as Greece, France, England, Germany, Bulgaria and Austria. He is the founder and the spiritual director of Palyul Dharma Center Europe, which includes the Palyul Dharma Center in Greece, Palyul Center UK, German Palyul Center and Palyul Center Bulgaria.