tummo wrote:Ask your lama, not internet!
I was not asking for advice, tummo.
I was asking Mahamudra ngondro practitioners their opinion, their interests, their practice goals.
I asked that out of interest in the question, to see why people make these decisions, what motivates them.
This type of response is however all too frequent here at Dharma Wheel, and it is quite frustrating. Most discussions elicit the over-obvious 'ask your lama'. Why do we even call this a Buddhist discussion forum? Maybe this is why the Kagyu subforum is such a dismal effort. Maybe this is why there are so many more topics and discussions to be found over at the Dzogchen subforum.
Or hopefully us Kagyu's are just too busy practicing to participate in endless forum chatter.
One can wish at any rate.
I think the practice that you end up doing after ngöndro is quite a private and personal thing. To quote Gandalf in the lord of the rings: "keep it secret! keep it safe!"
While I haven't finished ngöndro myself, although I'm getting quite close, I do know what practice I'll be doing afterwards as I already talked to my teacher about it. But I don't really feel particularly comfortable (or see the point) about spreading it out across the interwebs, or even in my own sangha. So if other people feel the same way, that might be why you're not getting much of a response.
As to deciding what practice to do, I think the best way to pick what practice you do after you finish ngöndro is to pick the one that will enable you to be of the most benefit to sentient beings. And like other people said, I think your Guru would know that best.