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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The six dharmas were intended in part nagopa help in the attainment of Buddhahood in an accelerated manner. The six dharmas are a synthesis or collection of the completion stage practices of several tantras.
The six dharmas are ordered and progressive, each subsequent set of practices builds on previous attainments. Though variously classified in up to ten dharmas, the six narkpa generally conform to the following list:. TibetanWylie transliteration and Sanskrit in parentheses.
Six Yogas of Naropa
These next three are considered the main practices of the completion stage Wylie: The teachings of Tilopa CE are the earliest known work on the six dharmas. Milarepa in turn taught Gampopa. Before engaging in the actual practices of the Six Dharmas, one begins by doing the “six exercises of Naropa”. Here the body is envisioned as being entirely without substance, appearing in the mind like a rainbow in the sky.
This meditation and the physical exercises should be practiced in conjunction with one another. This gives rise to five signs: The above are usually termed the ‘four handseals’ with only the last one called mahamudra.
There are various lists, usually some combination of the following: An action mudra is a woman, phenomena mudra is all appearance, commitment or pledge mudra is tummowisdom mudra is the meditation deity, and non-duality is the great mudra.
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.
The four emptinesses are: 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 of early dawn which resembles a mixture of sunlight and moonlight, respectively.
The branches of that path. 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. Separating the body and the mind with a support, on the other hand, requires one to imagine the mind as a substance.
With awareness one draws yogqs mind up the central channel and then with force expels the mind into the space of the sky. There are two methods to separate a body and a mind with support: 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.
Starting under the sole of the feet, each point radiates colored light. Once the bindu has reached the crown, it narola the nature of five colors, corresponding to the last five stages black is not counted. 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.
Six Dharmas of Naropa – Wikipedia
The second Dalai LamaGendun Gyatso has compiled a work on these yogas. 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.
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Six Yogas of Naropa – Rigpa Wiki
Mahamudra and Related Instructions. Editions du Seuil, Paris, Readings on The Six Yogas of Naropa.
Translated, edited and introduced by Glenn H. Naopa latter is also the main source of the other informations contained herein. A Dictionary of Buddhism.
Six Dharmas of Naropa
Tsongkhapa’s Commentary by Glenn H. A Supplement by Pakmo Drupa Tib.
Part of a series on. Indian Buddhist Tantra Anuttarayoga Tantra.