Common Preliminaries

Read: Common preliminaries p. 21-32

Goal: Understanding the common preliminaries

Open-ended questions to contemplate:

  1. Why do practitioners of Mahamudra and Dzogchen need to contemplate the common preliminaries? 
  2. What are the three features of a precious human life?
  3. Why do we contemplate impermanence after precious human life? 
  4. How are karma and interdependence related? 
  5. What is the main cause of suffering?