Path of Liberation Resources

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This page contains information for those interested in Tergar's Path of Liberation curriculum.

Please note that the Path of Liberation curriculum has gone through changes as of June 2016. The new track structure represents Mingyur Rinpoche's revisions in consultation with the senior Tergar lamas and instructors. 


If you are new to the Path of Liberation, start with these documents:

What is the Path of Liberation? [pdf] - A short overview of the Path of Liberation

Starting Nectar of the Path [pdf] - A downloadable guide on getting started on the Nectar of the Path track

Starting Ngondro [pdf] - A downloadable guide on getting started on the Ngondro (Preliminary Practice) track

Tergar Senior Instructor Cortland Dahl presented a Getting Started on the Path of Liberation webinar, July 11, 2016:


Download audio (Right click, save as)


There are two tracks of practice in the Path of Liberation:

Nectar of the Path Track

Who is this track for?

  • ~ Those who want a simpler form of practice with a short practice liturgy
  • ~ 30-60 minutes of time for daily practice
  • ~ Emphasis on nature of mind and contemplation
  • ~ 500 hours of practice required for completion
  • ~ Five levels, culminating in White Tara Sadhana

Ngondro Track

Who is this track for?

  • ~ Those preferring a more complex form of practice with ritual, movement, and visualization
  • ~ At least one to two hours for daily practice
  • ~ Emphasis on accumulation (prostration and mantra)
  • ~ Approximately 2000-2500 hours to completion
  • ~ Five levels, culminating in White Tara Sadhana

 

Questions about which track to choose? Contact Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted at practice@tergar.org. Subscribers to Tergar's Vajrayana Online program may also set up personal interviews with the Tergar Instructors to discuss the track options.