Take Refuge and generate within oneself Bodhisattva affirmation daily.

Cultivate Shamatha breathing, focusing on the image of the Buddha with awe in order to mature the mind, for one month.

Accomplish the preliminary practice of minimum 30,000 prostrations and the Mandala offering.

Receive Vajrasattva, and accomplish the recitation of the Vajrasattva mantra (minimum 30,000).

Practice the 7 Points of Mind Training during one month

Then vow always to rely on Avalokiteshvara as your principle guide for attitude, intention and conduct.

Be always prepared to receive the instructions of the practice of Mahamudra