Online three heart mantras Course Begins june 4
Ligmincha Learning is pleased to offer a monthlong online course, “The Three Heart Mantras of Bon,” from June 4–July 4, 2014. The Three Heart Mantras are used in many different meditations in the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition and play a major role in the ngondro practices.
They are said to be the essence of enlightenment in sound and energy, and as we sing or chant the mantras, our awareness is transformed to be in union with the Buddhas. They are used for purification, protection and as primary practices toward self-realization.
Each section of the course includes a video of original teachings created by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche especially for this course, and guided meditation videos led by Rinpoche. The course also features meditation assignments designed for each part of the course, and online discussions led by John Jackson, director of the Chamma Ling Colorado retreat center.
The course is structured in five parts, with six days devoted to each section. Learners can study at their own pace and have access to all materials as they are released, so it is easy to review earlier sections. Topics for each week include:
1. Introduction to the Three Heart Mantras
2. Refuge, Bodhicitta and Guru Yoga
3. OM MA TRI MU YE SA LE DU – mantra explanation and meditation
4. A KAR A ME TU TI SU NAG PO SHI SHI MAL MAL SO HA – mantra and explanation
5. A OM HUNG AH KAR SA LE OD A YANG OM DU – mantra explanation and meditation