what is Namtoza ?

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what is Namtoza ?

Postby benchen » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:02 am

What is Namtoza Initiation ? anyone knows ?

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Re: what is Namtoza ?

Postby conebeckham » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:10 pm

Namtose? Known as "vaishravana" in Sanskrit...

Namtose is a "protector" in the Karma Kagyu scheme of things....he's also known as one of the 4 directional gaurdians. He's also associated with "wealth."

http://tsemtulku.com/resources/buddhas/vaishravana/

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Re: what is Namtoza ?

Postby benchen » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:48 pm

Many thanks - do not know the name in tibetan

It is the 4 heavenly kings - the northern king and the richest king amongst the 4 kings :twothumbsup:
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Re: what is Namtoza ?

Postby Dhondrub » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:21 pm

Namtösa is the Tibetan name of Vaishravana who is ,as has been said before, the guardian of the northern direction associated with wealth. He is also one of the Karma Kagyu protectors of the Khor Nga.

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Re: what is Namtoza ?

Postby benchen » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:40 pm

what is Khor Nga ??
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Re: what is Namtoza ?

Postby conebeckham » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:49 pm

"Khor Nga" means, most likely, that this is a Five (nga) deity Mandala (Khor, from KyilKhor).

I'm assuming this must be referring to a five deity practice of Namtose.
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Re: what is Namtoza ?

Postby Dhondrub » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:37 am

I was referring to the five activity protectors you see often in the retinue of Dorje Bernakchen.
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Re: what is Namtoza ?

Postby conebeckham » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:29 pm

Oops, didn't read the original comment, only the question about what "Khor Nga" meant. You're correct, of course, about the "Mandala Of Dorje Bernagchen" and the five "retinue."
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