Morning: The preliminary practices The Ngöndro set of preliminary practices is a fundamental basis for the practice of Tantra in Tibetan Buddhism. Part of Ngöndro are the five special practices meant to increase the positive karmic imprints and purify the negative ones. These are also preparatory practices for the ‘Mahamudra’, the Great Seal.
On the sides of the Borobudur stupa-mandala of Central Java are carved several sutras in the form of bas-reliefs. The longest one with 450 panels is Sudana the merchants son’s quest for enlightenment. The Buddha sends him to the South, to meet Manjushri and then Manjushri sends him on a pilgrimage on which he meets 50 other gurus, in the form of monks, a nun, wives, mothers, businessmen, a sailor, school children, yogis, kings and queens, gods and goddesses, a school teacher, artisans and doctors. Each one explains one aspect of the bodhisattva path to Sudana who under their guidance of the final gurus, Maitreya and Samantabhadra evolves into a bodhisattva with direct understanding of reality, fully commited to working for the benefit of humanity. Practices of NgalSo tantric Self-Healing 17th July Ngalso Tantric Self Healing 18th July Making Peace with the Environment 19th July Heruka Chakrasamvara 20th July Vajrayogini 21st July Kalachakra 22nd July Guhyasamaja 23rd July Guhyasamaja together with the World Peace Protector