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 Post subject: Mandarava practice
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 4:00 pm 
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I would like to do mandarava practice and have received transmission via the webcast (at the end of the retreats).

I have seen a few books at shang shung- but do not know which one i should get? There is also a dvd available.
Do i need to have been on a mandarava retreat before i can properly do the pratice?


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 Post subject: Re: Mandarava practice
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 4:40 pm 
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jay wrote:
I would like to do mandarava practice and have received transmission via the webcast (at the end of the retreats).

I have seen a few books at shang shung- but do not know which one i should get? There is also a dvd available.
Do i need to have been on a mandarava retreat before i can properly do the pratice?


No, you can start practice now but a retreat is certainly recommended.

Here is the practice text: http://www.shangshungstore.org/index.ph ... tail&p=117
Here is a commentary: http://www.shangshungstore.org/index.ph ... tail&p=116

That get you started. It is a great practice.

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 Post subject: Re: Mandarava practice
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Thanks magnus, that is really helpful. I may also get the dvd to help.

In the shang shung calendar, for increasing protective capacity it says to do sitatapatra sutra and amitayus sutra, Do you know if you need empowerment for sitatapatra sutra? Never heard ChNN give that one before.


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 Post subject: Re: Mandarava practice
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jay wrote:
Thanks magnus, that is really helpful. I may also get the dvd to help.

In the shang shung calendar, for increasing protective capacity it says to do sitatapatra sutra and amitayus sutra, Do you know if you need empowerment for sitatapatra sutra? Never heard ChNN give that one before.


If it is a sutra a "lung" would suffice, but I never heard Rinpoche give that.

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 Post subject: Re: Mandarava practice
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jay wrote:
Thanks magnus, that is really helpful. I may also get the dvd to help.

In the shang shung calendar, for increasing protective capacity it says to do sitatapatra sutra and amitayus sutra, Do you know if you need empowerment for sitatapatra sutra? Never heard ChNN give that one before.


I've heard that you can recite sutras without lung, although the lung is helpful.


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 Post subject: Re: Mandarava practice
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 10:23 pm 
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Best if you can also get the root text http://www.shangshungstore.org/index.ph ... tail&p=118 , and both the dvds, or at least the earlier one where the whole of the practice is explained in detail and then Longsal Vol 8 (this is related with the later dvd).
Best wishes for your practice. You can learn from the materials very well. Also the collective practices of Mandarava Ganapuja that are organized regularly via webcast can be very helpful to master singing and pronunciation.


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 Post subject: Re: Mandarava practice
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 10:54 pm 
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You don't need a lung for the mantra as it is from the Shurangama Sutra. I imagine you will need a lung for the sadhana/practice text though. For self generation you will definitely require the empowerment.

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 Post subject: Re: Mandarava practice
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:04 am 
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if you're a member there are explantation of the mudras videos, a practise video and a copy of the practise text on the webcast site.


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