Book showing Channels in the Body

Forum for discussion of Tibetan Buddhism. Questions specific to one school are best posted in the appropriate sub-forum.
User avatar
Mr. G
Posts: 4031
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:36 am
Location: Spaceship Earth

Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby Mr. G » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:57 pm

Can someone reccommend a good book showing the channels in the body? I have some material from retreats and teachings I've gone to over the years, but I'm looking for something a bit more detailed with front and side views.
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu

Josef
Posts: 1565
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:44 pm

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby Josef » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:43 pm

mr. gordo wrote:Can someone reccommend a good book showing the channels in the body? I have some material from retreats and teachings I've gone to over the years, but I'm looking for something a bit more detailed with front and side views.

They might not always be the same. You might want to look for something specific to the practices you are focusing on.

dzoki
Posts: 309
Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:04 pm

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby dzoki » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:57 pm

Hi Gordo,

there will soon be a book on this topic published by Shang Shung publications. It is a translation of the text by Gyalwa Yangongpa called Rdo rje lus kyi sbas bshad which was done by Elio Gaurisco. This text is supposed to be a complete description of all the 72000 channels, but I have no clue whether there will be illustrations of all of this. It should be out this year, but who knows?

User avatar
Malcolm
Posts: 18002
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:19 am

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby Malcolm » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:16 pm

dzoki wrote:Hi Gordo,

there will soon be a book on this topic published by Shang Shung publications. It is a translation of the text by Gyalwa Yangongpa called Rdo rje lus kyi sbas bshad which was done by Elio Gaurisco. This text is supposed to be a complete description of all the 72000 channels, but I have no clue whether there will be illustrations of all of this. It should be out this year, but who knows?



This is an interesting book. It does not describe 72,000 channels in detail however.

People should however know that it is Sarma tradition. There is also the Third Karmapa's book, zang mon nang don i.e profound inner topics.

People should understand that the presentation in Nyingma is different in important ways.
http://www.atikosha.org
http://www.bhaisajya.net
http://www.bhaisajya.guru
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


So called “sentient beings” are merely delusions self-appearing from the dhātu of luminosity.

-- Ju Mipham

User avatar
Mr. G
Posts: 4031
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:36 am
Location: Spaceship Earth

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby Mr. G » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:40 pm

Thanks Nangwa, dzoki and Namdrol.

Perhaps I should have been more specific when I said "detailed". I'm not looking for diagrams of all 72,000 channels. I'm more concerned with the 3 major ones. Specifically how they link to the crown of the head, between the eyes and below the naval. Also I think I've been misunderstanding how (and if) they connect to the urethra and anus. This misunderstanding is a bit disturbing to me as I'm concerned about the status of my practice now. That's why a side view is important for me since the front view diagrams I have aren't that clear. This is in reference to Sarma tradition too. PM's would be much appreciated.

There is also the Third Karmapa's book, zang mon nang don i.e profound inner topics.


I don't suppose this is in English Namdrol?
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu

User avatar
Malcolm
Posts: 18002
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:19 am

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby Malcolm » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:49 pm

mr. gordo wrote:Thanks Nangwa, dzoki and Namdrol.

Perhaps I should have been more specific when I said "detailed". I'm not looking for diagrams of all 72,000 channels. I'm more concerned with the 3 major ones. Specifically how they link to the crown of the head, between the eyes and below the naval. Also I think I've been misunderstanding how (and if) they connect to the urethra and anus. This misunderstanding is a bit disturbing to me as I'm concerned about the status of my practice now. That's why a side view is important for me since the front view diagrams I have aren't that clear. This is in reference to Sarma tradition too. PM's would be much appreciated.

There is also the Third Karmapa's book, zang mon nang don i.e profound inner topics.


I don't suppose this is in English Namdrol?



Yes, Zabmo Nangdon has been translated by E. Callahan.

According the Kalacakra, three channels in question govern feces elimination (avadhūtī); ejaculation/menstruation (rasanā) and urination (lalanā).
http://www.atikosha.org
http://www.bhaisajya.net
http://www.bhaisajya.guru
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


So called “sentient beings” are merely delusions self-appearing from the dhātu of luminosity.

-- Ju Mipham

User avatar
conebeckham
Posts: 3571
Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:49 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA, USA

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby conebeckham » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:50 pm

Portions of the Zabmo Nangdon have been translated into English.....Snow Lion's Luminous Heart contains, to the best of my knowledge, the only bits so far translated, and they don't relate to the subtle body, if I recall.

http://www.amazon.com/Luminous-Heart-Consciousness-Nitartha-Institute/dp/1559393181/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301435231&sr=8-1#_

Even in the Sarma systems, the arrangement and descriptions of the channels can differ. It's really quite specific to the practice you have been given. Kalachakra is almost completely different from, say, Vajrayogini/Vajravarahi.....
May any merit generated by on-line discussion
Be dedicated to the Ultimate Benefit of All Sentient Beings.

User avatar
conebeckham
Posts: 3571
Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:49 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA, USA

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby conebeckham » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:51 pm

Namdrol wrote:
Yes, Zabmo Nangdon has been translated by E. Callahan.


Really? What's the English title, if you know?
May any merit generated by on-line discussion
Be dedicated to the Ultimate Benefit of All Sentient Beings.

User avatar
Malcolm
Posts: 18002
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:19 am

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby Malcolm » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:04 pm

conebeckham wrote:Namdrol wrote:
Yes, Zabmo Nangdon has been translated by E. Callahan.


Really? What's the English title, if you know?



http://www.nitarthainstitute.org/public ... rtha.shtml at the bottom.
http://www.atikosha.org
http://www.bhaisajya.net
http://www.bhaisajya.guru
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


So called “sentient beings” are merely delusions self-appearing from the dhātu of luminosity.

-- Ju Mipham

User avatar
conebeckham
Posts: 3571
Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:49 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA, USA

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby conebeckham » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:06 pm

Many thanks, Namdrol!
May any merit generated by on-line discussion
Be dedicated to the Ultimate Benefit of All Sentient Beings.

User avatar
Mr. G
Posts: 4031
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:36 am
Location: Spaceship Earth

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby Mr. G » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:17 pm



Yes, thanks so much for this! I hope the diagrams clarify what I'm looking for.
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu

Pero
Posts: 1870
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:54 pm

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby Pero » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:34 pm



Is this useful for all Vajrayana students? Are there any restrictions on its purchase?
Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
- Shabkar

User avatar
Malcolm
Posts: 18002
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:19 am

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby Malcolm » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:49 am

Pero wrote:


Is this useful for all Vajrayana students? Are there any restrictions on its purchase?



Yes and yes.
http://www.atikosha.org
http://www.bhaisajya.net
http://www.bhaisajya.guru
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


So called “sentient beings” are merely delusions self-appearing from the dhātu of luminosity.

-- Ju Mipham

Pero
Posts: 1870
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:54 pm

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby Pero » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:12 am

Namdrol wrote:
Pero wrote:


Is this useful for all Vajrayana students? Are there any restrictions on its purchase?


Yes and yes.


And what are they? Ngondro?
Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
- Shabkar

User avatar
Malcolm
Posts: 18002
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:19 am

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby Malcolm » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:32 pm

Pero wrote:
And what are they? Ngondro?



I think you have to write them and ask.
http://www.atikosha.org
http://www.bhaisajya.net
http://www.bhaisajya.guru
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


So called “sentient beings” are merely delusions self-appearing from the dhātu of luminosity.

-- Ju Mipham

Pero
Posts: 1870
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:54 pm

Re: Book showing Channels in the Body

Postby Pero » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:28 am

Completed ngondro it is. Bummer.
Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
- Shabkar


Return to “Tibetan Buddhism”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: heart and 11 guests