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“Visualization” found in 42 documents
Kalachakra Initiation: Preparation Ceremony
Keeping Our Level of Participation Private By evaluating our preparation for receiving Kalachakra empowerment and our ability to keep the vows and commitments, we can make a realistic decision whether to attend as an active participant or an interested observer. Spiritual...
Guidelines for the Kalachakra Initiation
The Preliminaries and Bodhichitta Training
Points 1 and 2 “Lojong” is the Tibetan word usually translated as “mind training,” but I don’t find this translation terribly appropriate, because it seems to imply an exclusively intellectual activity to most people. “Lo” means “attitude” while “jong” means both “to cleanse”...
Commentary on “Seven Point Mind Training” – Dr. Berzin
Kalachakra Initiation: Practical Advice for Day One
I am very happy to be with all of you today. Although I am not a monk, still I have had the good fortune to have been able to study Kalachakra with a number of different great Lamas. Based on their kindness in teaching me, I shall try to pass on their wisdom to you by...
Rikon Kalachakra Initiation 1985: Explanatory Talks
Establishing a Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher
The Sanskrit and Tibetan classical Buddhist literature provides the source material for how to relate to a spiritual mentor. Most of the texts, however, explicitly refer only to the relationship with a tantric master. The main examples include Ashvaghosha's Fifty Stanzas on...
The Dynamics of a Healthy Student-Teacher Relationship
Letting Down the Walls
The Way of Proceeding I’d like to conduct this seminar like offering you a sampler box of chocolates. That means a little taste of this Buddhist topic and a little taste of that one. So the seminar will not be organized so logically. Let me give you a sense of what I have in...
Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth
Tantra: What Makes Buddhist Tantra Buddhist
Common Features of Tantra Tantra is a type of practice which is found not only in Buddhism, but also in Hinduism and, to a small extent, also in Jainism – the three major Indian religions. And so when we want to look at what Buddhist tantra is all about, it’s very...
Transforming Our Minds and Energies with Tantra
Kriya Tantra: Six Deities Practice
Kriya tantra (ritual tantra) is the first of the four tantra classes in the Sarma classification scheme and the first of the six tantra classes in the Nyingma scheme. It puts a great deal of emphasis on cleanliness, vegetarianism and purification. PreliminariesBefore sitting...
Kriya Tantra Practice
Tantra: The Four Purities
OverviewTantra is more efficient than sutra for four different points, if we’d like to analyze it – get a little bit of structure here. The practice is closer to the resultant stage.There’s a closer union of method and wisdom, so a closer union of method and discriminating...
Elaboration of the Efficiency of Tantra over Sutra
Kriya Tantra: The Four Types of Mental Stability
Once we have practiced for a while, trying to maintain this deep awareness of nondual profound and clear – the profound understanding of voidness and the clarity of the visualization – then we practice the four types of mental stability. Not necessarily that we practice all...
Kriya Tantra Practice
Mahamudra: Finding the Mind and Attaining Shamatha
Clarification of Points about Kagyu and Sakya Teachings There are many different traditions, for instance in Kagyu there’s the tradition of two streams merged together, which refers to having both sutra and tantra mixed together within the mahamudra teachings. The disciple...
Commentary on "Root Text for Mahamudra" – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche