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Ngondro Accumulation Session with Stefan Graves - Gallery view
Juan Pablo Gonzalez
24:43
Hello, I have one question about the Calling Lama, I have the instructions to do the Calling Lama from afar, first thing in the morning and then the recitation of the four thoughts to start the postulations (since Im accumulating this part
John Hands
28:49
Are we always supposed to start with Calling the Lama from Afar? Before the start of ngondro with “A Concise Recitation…”?
John Hands
34:07
Its on Sonam’s feed.
Willow
34:31
double click on sonam
Kenneth Mednick
34:52
Thank you…
John Hands
35:03
Can I use carpet sliders on my carpet without a runner? Or is a runner significant?
Kat (she/they) - Chicago
35:43
Depends on your floor. I just go on a carpet, no sliders, no runner needed.
Kat (she/they) - Chicago
36:00
Sliders help on some flooring.
Dhani
36:46
Carpet runner not necessay or significant
John Hands
40:37
What is the best/ most practical way to keep track of all the accumulations we are doing? Just keeping a notepad and writing down how much we do in each session? Morning/ evening…etc?
isaac
42:08
i use an app called MyMala haha
Dhani
42:19
Mala or finger clicker on each prostration. The bookstore has both
Dhani
42:57
If you try to record it after it is too easy to lose track
isaac
43:17
yes but you need to keep track of what's counted on the mala and finger clicker if you arent doing 100 in each session.
Dhani
43:45
of course
John Hands
43:57
I was thinking after every mala, use a finger clicker to click 1…& then go on from there?
isaac
44:20
thats just what mala counters are for :p
John Hands
44:27
Thans.
John Hands
44:42
oops, thanks.
Kat (she/they) - Chicago
44:52
I record in a book after each session.
Dhani
44:53
The finger clicker keeps track of each prostration as you do them more easily than a mala which is difficult to hold and keep count with while prostrating
Kat (she/they) - Chicago
45:26
It's easy and low tech ;)
BarbaraAnne Rich
45:45
The beads that you put on your mala to count are VERY satisfying
Dhani
45:53
I write my total at the end of each day on a paper calendar and on my phone
John Hands
46:01
So hit the ticker as I come up each time, for example?
Dhani
46:07
yes
isaac
46:58
the important thing is to start and then any misinformed technicalities will be clarified as we continue along
Dhani
47:18
For the mantras, however I always hold and use my mala
Dhani
47:31
That tactile sensation
Kat (she/they) - Chicago
47:34
Yes, I count when I hit the floor
Dhani
48:18
Thanks, Isaac. I found your comment true for me
Sharita Devi Mason
52:42
will we be able to watch this video again
John Hands
54:31
So we begin the mandala offering with one time doing without dropping the rice, but placing the nerve on the pan?
Dhani
55:26
The initial movement without the rice represents clearing the mirror of obscurations
Dhani
55:49
The mirror=yourself
Dhani
56:38
That nerve is a point where your channels receives this energy
Dhani
56:46
channel
John Hands
57:10
The nerve, is it the base of the wrist?
Dhani
57:35
yes, it's an acupuncture point but I cannot tell you the name offhdand
Sharita Devi Mason
57:35
where is this nerve
Dhani
58:09
base of the palm near the end of the thumb joint
Dhani
58:39
that soft, fleshy part in the middle of the palm
Dhani
58:48
if you press it hard it hurts
John Hands
01:00:30
Middle of palm or base of palm?
Dhani
01:00:42
base
isaac
01:00:44
base. its in the wrist
Dhani
01:01:04
nnot in wrist
Dhani
01:01:38
at the juncture of palm and wrist base of thumb
Dhani
01:02:01
yes John
Dhani
01:02:38
placement can vary from individual to individual but that's basically the point.
isaac
01:02:53
the desirable qualities of positivity in the mandala offerings includes the fully enlightened buddha of the future (you) as supreme nirmanakaya turning the wheel of the dharma and including all the emanations and qualities we learned about this morning right?
isaac
01:04:08
offering those buddhafields to sentient beings
isaac
01:04:36
each grain of rice is a trichiliochosm of those replete with everything sentient beings want and need in order for taming
Dhani
01:05:05
John, if you make the vajra fist where the pinky lands is it
John Hands
01:06:11
I don’t know what the vajra fist is, yet. :0
Sonam
01:06:47
Hello Everyone! I was saving the questions for the end so that there was no distraction from our accumulation. Is that ok?
Dhani
01:09:36
copy
isaac
01:19:07
we cant continue the accumulation of the vajra guru mantra while doing other stuff like walking about and driving though can we?
Sonam
01:22:24
From my screen, it looks we have stalled. Are you still getting out transmission?
BarbaraAnne Rich
01:22:48
Gettin it
John Hands
01:22:51
Question for later: What portions of the ngondro do we need to keep track of for accumulation, vs other portions where we just recite as much as possible? Thank you.
Sonam
01:23:28
Thanks Barbara!❤️
Dhani
01:41:14
Thank you for the tour!
Valma Ruggeri
01:48:11
thank you!🙏
Dhani
01:49:01
Apologies for chatting during accumulation -I know better. Accumulations are a meditation.
Al L
01:49:54
Could you help clarify the daily 10,000 7 Line prayer or is it 7 branch prayer? Where does this fit in with the concise preliminary practices.
John Hands
01:53:17
Can I get my pronunciation checked for the 7 Line Prayer please?
Sharita Devi Mason
01:55:41
what do you do with the rice after offering? I live in a appointment and cannot keep the rice inside for long
BarbaraAnne Rich
01:57:57
There are 2 elaborate stupas on the tour. Whose are they?
Sharita Devi Mason
02:08:56
name of Lama book on ngondro
Sharita Devi Mason
02:09:07
??
Sharita Devi Mason
02:09:54
Lama tharchin?
isaac
02:10:41
yes
Al L
02:15:28
7 line prayer 10,000 times daily?
Willow
02:15:49
thanks for the tour!
John Hands
02:16:07
I purchased a couple of things before the retreat that I’m not sure what the purpose is now… can I get a clarification?
Sonam
02:18:42
If you are interested in the Sliders for a carpet, submit a number between 1-50 to me at sonam@vajrayana.org … the one closest to the number will get the sliders.
Sonam
02:19:07
Lama Tharchin Rinpoche : A Commentary on the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro: The Preliminary Practice of the New Treasure of Dudjom. Available at DharmaTreasures.com
isaac
02:22:28
@Al L - no just 3 times before we start, and Lama Sonam said we should accumulate 10,000 7 line prayer with the ngondro
Al L
02:23:11
thank you!
Dhani
02:23:24
Thanks All
Sonam
02:29:08
John, the guide for the offering mandala is the 37 point. The link of that is on the Text and Resource list
Dhani
02:30:34
ulnar nerve at base of palm
Kat (she/they) - Chicago
02:30:42
BarbaraAnne, it's Dudjom Rinpoche and Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
Kat (she/they) - Chicago
02:30:47
🙏