This week’s talk, given by Meditation Instructor Eric Weinberg, is entitled, “The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer: A Guide to Practice, Talk 2.”
The Mahamudra Lineage prayer presents the entire path of practice. This talk is about the preliminary practices. The chapter starts with the first instruction given to us in the prayer, “Detachment is the foot of meditation.” This instruction refers to an experiential certainty and confidence in “letting go” that we must develop in order to enter the practice of Mahamudra. The preliminary practices, ngondro, are a skillful way of gaining experience and building this much needed confidence.