22 - Meditation & Wongkur

TALKS By NAMGYAL RINPOCHE

Toronto 1971
Rab Wilkie (Editor)
Ken Long (Scribe)

Editor's Note: The class notes for these teachings by Rinpoche in 1971 begin to thin out as students and teacher prepare for the third in a series of empowerments in Toronto then, in May, the beginning of a voyage to India and Sikkim to meet with His Holiness the 16th Karmapa. These were the first empowerments given by Rinpoche: 1000-arm Chenrezi, Milarepa, and Vajrasattva. The third one, Vajrasattva, was given privately to each student over a period of about five weeks to late April, the date and time calculated as most auspicious according to each student's natal chart.

31 March 1971 (Toronto)
VERY BRIEF NOTES ON MEDITATION & WONGKUR

Meditation is about a man or woman in relationship to himself or herself. Meditation clarifies and improves the senses. It is about the two pillars of the Teaching: Awareness (here & now) and Compassion.

For the Vajrasattva wongkur:

  1. White scarf (obligatory).
  2. An offering.
  3. 12-hour fast (preferable).
  4. Bring your own mala (rosary).
  5. A calm, quiet, tranquil mind.

When you come in, kneel down close to the lama.

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