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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby KrisW » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:37 am

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby CrawfordHollow » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:54 am

Tara, like Chenrezik is one of the few practices in Vajrayana that does not require an empowerment. The practice that ChNN gives out does require a transmission, but he gives that transmission on the last day of every retreat. There is a bookelet and mp3 that you can purchase from Shang Shung USA or an e-book that you can get from Shang Shung Europe, but I believe that you need to be a DC member to get them, although there may be ways around this, not shure. I don't think that it would hurt to start working with her mantra right away, though. You can also chant the Vajra Guru mantra, which will definately help you to find a teacher. Do some research on these practices and definately watch the webcasts. Your not working so you've got no excuse not to!

That's a bummer about the employment situation, I've definately been there before, its tough. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that you can start chanting her mantra right now. The mantra is really helpful is situations like these, it acts as a magnet for success. OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby KrisW » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:25 am

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby KrisW » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:18 am

completely off toic but what type of robe is Milarepa commonly depicted in?
i want to say the ngapkas..but am not sure
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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby Virgo » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:50 am

Repa.

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby Yudron » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:44 pm

He means a white sheet that is the garb of those who can quickly dry a white sheet soaked in ice water that such a yogi can quickly dry with his/her own body heat through a practice that heats up one's body (tummo). Accomplished tummo practitioners can live above the snowline in clothed only in a white sheet.
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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby Stewart » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:18 pm

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simple sadhanas.

Postby KrisW » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:26 am

I have been trying to practice some simple sadhanas,but was not sure if certain things needed transmission.
for instance i wanted to do theis practice: http://drubwangrinpoche.preciousteachin ... dhana.html
as well as the Tara chant/Praise 21 Tara
and the vajra guru mantra/sadhana
i want these to be my main practice for now but am unsure if im authorized to do them.

do i need a mala?
i have a tulasi mala from india i used for my mahamantra chanting, can this be used or...
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Re: simple sadhanas.

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby KrisW » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:42 am

okay great thanks.
i also have the double rosary mala the purelanders use, so ill incorporte that as well
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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby KrisW » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:45 am

does the sadhana have to be in tibetan?
i have a nice way of chanting english since i couldnt chant in sanskrit some of the hindu texts .
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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby KrisW » Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:30 am

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby florin » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:42 am

you need to have a certain degree of stability to be able to go wandering otherwise everything you will encounter on your path will increase your suffering tenfold.

fantasy ,solidifying and concepts will proliferate if you dont have the knowledge of how to integrate the apparent lack of certain luxuries.
"Bow down to me for I thirst for an infinite ocean of blood, since the innumerable torrents of floods at kalpa's end that terrify all world systems do not even wet the tip of my tongue"

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby Thrasymachus » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:42 am

There are actually people who refuse to use money. One example in the United States is Daniel Suelo who stopped using money since about 2000. Here is his , his and he did. He has a great argument for why he lives like that. One day he realized when you take an apple from a tree, the tree doesn't demand, "What will you give me before I release this apple?" The whole world operates on a natural gift economy. This socially evolved incarnation of humanity is just sick and demented, so we build false social orders and institutions to suit greed, ignorance and selfishness.

I am not so sure you will be a successful yogi with what you plan on doing, but imho, the type of symbolic actions Suelo is doing is more important than just expecting people to take steps toward alleged self-enlightenment.

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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby username » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:32 pm

Those that say this is not ancient India are wrong. Firstly there are wandering Vajrayana yogis in India now as in Tibet, Nepal & even Bhutan. Secondly there are western wandering Vajrayana yogis too. However since you are a newcomer I would say take at least a couple of years to build up your base in Dzogchen & Vajrayana. Otherwise there is no point. Also when they want to send you to some center's work camp I would think twice. There have been seasoned practitioners who did not have nice experiences in some of those though most seem to be OK. I would say try to learn the basics of dharma, Vajrayana (Tantric) & Dzogchen for at least a couple of years where you are and not associate dharma with labor for roof/food as a beginner. After a couple of years of building a good base, then you can ask a high lama for a divination too whether you should do it if you still want to. The great yogi Lama Dawa might resume giving divinations by then. In the meantime you can integrate your daily routines with trying to get into the nature of mind. Wandering yogis (yogi means already well trained) are on a fast track and should not be condemned as irrelevant in the west by some. Even ChNN when he was young spent a couple of years wandering as a Chodpa with almost nothing with a friend in Tibet & IIRC even Bhutan. But first you need a solid base in learning & developing practice, otherwise no point. All the best to you & your noble aspirations.
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Re: becoming a wandering yogi?

Postby KrisW » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:03 am

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