For a ngondro reading list, go - here
For a biography of the Karma Kagyu lineage, go - here
For the Kagyu Refuge tree, with description (rollover image), go - here
Here are the lines of refuge - here
A short prostration aspiration by Sakya Pandita - here
Here’s a great list of Spiritual Biographies list - here
Mingyur Rinpoche talks about refuge and the nature of mind - here
Khandro Rinpoche talks about the meaning of taking refuge - here
Here’s Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s short teaching on refuge from his 2013 Steamboat visit - here
Here’s an excellent article on the meaning of taking refuge - here
A Commentary on the The Seven Branch Offering’ - here
Here’s a short discussion of ‘confession’ and the ‘Four Powers’ - here
An excellent explanation of the ‘four powers’ from Mingyur Rinpoche’s new book - here
Here’s a guide to practicing the refuge section of ‘The Nectar of the Simple Yogi’ - here
Mingyur Rinpoche’s discusses ‘The Four Noble Truths and the Four Thoughts’ - here
Here’s an excellent teaching on prostrations by the great Lama Gendun Rinpoche - here
The meaning of the Vajrasattva mantra - here
Mingyur Rinpoche’s lovely teaching of the ‘Kagyu Lineage and Guru Yoga’ - here
Precious guru, I pray to you:
Bless me that I may let go of this mind that fixates on self.
Bless me that renunciation may take birth in my being.
Bless me that unspiritual thoughts may come to an end.
Bless me that I may realize my own mind to be unborn.
Bless me that delusion may be pacified right on the spot.
Bless me that all apparent existence may dawn as dharmakaya.