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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:17 pm 
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Location: Trāyastriṃśa. Just kidding. What a cool sanksrit word, huh?
I'm looking for some clarification: is it accurate that the CPN mandala/visualization has White Tara actually facing us and Amitayus in her lap with his back to us? If so is there any other yabyum where this is the case? It seems like a huge (and refreshing) difference.


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Nilasarasvati wrote:
I'm looking for some clarification: is it accurate that the CPN mandala/visualization has White Tara actually facing us and Amitayus in her lap with his back to us? If so is there any other yabyum where this is the case? It seems like a huge (and refreshing) difference.


Yes, in the Zabtig Drolma from the Chokling Tersar.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:02 pm 
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In the Zabtig Drolma green tara is in yabyum??


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Nilasarasvati wrote:
In the Zabtig Drolma green tara is in yabyum??

You can read about it in "Skillful Grace", p.155:
http://tinyurl.com/bpkdr7o
I just noticed this interesting quotation from that book, p.181:
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This Tara practice is endowed with incredible blessings. The present
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche told me that he considers this Tara
practice as the most profound of all Chokgyur Lingpa's termas. In
Bhutan, he personally sponsors it to be done one hundred thousand
times annually. - Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche, unpublished teaching,
2002.

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Most people think of Zabtik Drolma as the "Four Mandala Offering" with the 21 praises. That's the "Outer Practice."

Magnus is referring to a less-commonly known level of the practice. There are "Inner" and "Secret" practices.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:53 pm 
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You know, there's also a practice of "Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini Reversed" I have read about, somewhere, but I can't recall where. It was in the context of someone having difficulty with the visualization of Chakrasamvara practice, so he was given this particular practice.

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Location: Trāyastriṃśa. Just kidding. What a cool sanksrit word, huh?
Thank all of you yogis :applause: this is marvelous. I had no idea.


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Nilasarasvati, check your inbox :smile:


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