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Distant Preliminaries for a Close Retreat
« on: January 09, 2012, 01:49:41 pm »
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Re: Distant Preliminaries for a Close Retreat
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 06:10:33 pm »
As a general discussion of Ngon-Dro (preliminary practices for Vajrayana), one should budget at least 6 months in a retreat setting of practicing 10 hours a day to accomplish them--and that's if you don't have any problems!

The various traditions from Tibet have different ways of arranging them, different liturgies, visualizations, and such. So each is specific to its own tradition. However having said that, I believe having done Ngon-Dro for one satisfies having done them for all! (But you might want to ask your own teacher about that.)

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« Last Edit: January 09, 2012, 06:17:32 pm by santamonicacj »
Warning: I'm enough of a fundamentalist Tibet style Buddhist to believe that for the last 1,000 years Tibet has produced a handful of enlightened masters in every generation. I do not ask that YOU believe it, but it will greatly simplify conversations if you understand that about me. Thanks.

 


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