This is an excerpt from extensive teachings on Lama Tsongkhapa’s commentary on the Six Yogas of Naropa. The teachings were given by Lama Yeshe at. The Tibetan tradition known as the Six Yogas of Naropa is one of the most popular tantric systems with all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Structured and arranged. This collection of readings on the six yogas contains important texts on this esoteric doctrine, including original Indian works by Tilopa and Naropa, and Tibetan.

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This meditation and the physical exercises should be practiced in narpoa with one another. Mahamudra and Related Instructions. Transference in stages involves dissolving the sufferings of the six realms into a bindu which ascends the body and travels upwards in the central channel.

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Once the bindu has reached the crown, it has the nature of five colors, corresponding to the last five stages black is not counted. The second Dalai LamaGendun Gyatso has compiled a work on these yogas.

Though variously classified in up to ten dharmas, the six dharmas generally conform to the following list:. An action mudra is a woman, phenomena mudra is all appearance, commitment or pledge mudra is tummowisdom mudra is the meditation deity, and narkpa is the great mudra.

With awareness one draws the mind up the central channel and then with force expels the mind into the space of the sky.

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This bindu then leaves the central channel through the crown and comes to rest inside the heart of a deity that is one cubit above in space.

The six dharmas are a synthesis or collection of the completion stage practices of several tantras. They are associated with external and internal signs of the appearance of mirage, smoke, fireflies, butterlamp, cloudless sky; and whiteness, redness, blackness, and the clear light yoggas early dawn which resembles a mixture of sunlight and moonlight, respectively.

The four emptinesses are: Indian Buddhist Tantra Anuttarayoga Tantra. Milarepa in turn taught Gampopa.

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Retrieved from ” https: Here the body is envisioned as being entirely without substance, appearing in the mind like a rainbow in the sky.

Karma yoga Bhakti yoga Jnana yoga Raja yoga. Tsongkhapa’s Commentary by Glenn H. From Narops, the free encyclopedia. Before engaging in the actual practices of the Six Dharmas, one begins by doing the “six exercises of Naropa”.

Oc on The Six Yogas of Naropa. While many of the traditional lists of types of consorts to seek out for joint practice to gain spiritual attainments are written for males and from a male point of view, there are some rare instructions for these sadhanas and for consort choice from the point of view of female practitioners.

A Dictionary of Buddhism. Part of a series on Tibetan Buddhism Schools. Editions du Seuil, Paris, There are various lists, usually some combination of the following: The teachings of Tilopa CE are the earliest known work on the six dharmas.

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Starting under the sole of the feet, each point radiates colored light. Articles containing Tibetan-language text All articles with unsourced naropq Articles with unsourced statements from February Jacoby, Love and Liberation: Three bodies Five sheaths Chakra Nadi.


Separating the body and the mind with a support, on the other hand, requires one to imagine the mind as a substance. A translator and teacher in the lineage, Lama Sarah Hardinghas published a book about Niguma and the core role her teachings such as the six dharmas of Niguma have played in the development of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage.

Part of a series on. This page was last edited on 26 Julyat The six dharmas are ordered and progressive, each subsequent set of practices builds on previous attainments. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This latter is also the main source of the other informations contained herein. There are two methods to separate a body and a mind with support: A Supplement by Pakmo Drupa Tib.

Yoga philosophy Bhagavad Gita Yoga Vasistha. Separating the body and the mind without a support is achieved through the emptiness of great conceptlessness whereby the mind is not attached to the body and the body is not attached to the mind. These next three are considered the main practices of the completion stage Wylie: The above are usually termed the ‘four handseals’ with only the last one called mahamudra.

TibetanWylie transliteration and Sanskrit in parentheses.