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Ngöndro is the foundation practices of the Vajrayana. The ngöndro practices have been skillfully designed to effect a deep purification and transformation, at every level of our being. Not only do they prepare the practitioner for the profound path of Vajrayana (the next stage of the path) and the highest teachings of Tibetan Buddhism (Dzogchen), but they also lead him or her gradually towards the experience of enlightenment.

To accomplish the good of others, we must first perfect ourselves, by purifying and transforming our minds. This is the aim of what we call the preliminary practices, which establish the foundations of all spiritual progress.