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conebeckham wrote:If you read Tibetan, there is a collection of Kamtsang Liturgy, 3 vols.--one volume devoted to Gyalwa Gyatso, both Lha Gu and Lha Nga versions, over at TBRC.
Also, you may want to check with folks at Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling, this practice was, I think, something taught in the context of a Mahamudra program, and it may continue to be taught. They may have translated some stuff, I don't know.
Karma Jinpa wrote:Either way, the sadhana was given by the late Tenga Rinpoche to your friends towards the end of his life. They then went thru and freshly translated it and gave you a copy. I'd say there are some major blessings there. Who knows, perhaps that's the reason you were told you were getting the yab-yum... You got the sadhana for it when you inquired later!
Silent Bob wrote:Not to be outdone by my friend Cone, I offer this quote from "The Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul": "This practice of Jinasagara, being the quintessential life force of the dakinis, is traditionally said to be very hazardous, and so there are many stories of others, too, who have encountered dangers with this practice. For me, though, I just have never experienced a personal retreat more upsetting than this one." (p.67)
conebeckham wrote:If I recall, Pero, he talks in his Autobio about getting sick, and having many "disturbances." I even recall he broke retreat at least once, though maybe that wasn't part of the "disturbance."
You know, it's often said that certain practices come with obstacles; I have heard Kagyu Lamas say that this practice of Gyalwa Gyamtso, 9 deity mandala, is often disturbing. Phagmo is said to have it's fair share of disturbances as well. I think this relates to Lung issues. And it should be clear, we're talking about intensive, "Nyenpa," accumulation-style practice--strict retreat of some length.