but I heard the rumored in the Dzogchen the same practice looks different.
Could any of you give me a description?
Without it, I can start doing guru yoga.
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If you do have one but are just too far or something, you might need to look up a video. Like mudras, it's almost impossible to accurately instruct somebody how to do this in text.
There are many different versions of the 9 cleansing or purification breathings.
Always depending on the transmission, we have to follow the exact instructions we received from our teacher.
It is not good and safe to search instructions on the web for those things.
~ Padmasambhava ~
Nilasarasvati wrote: Without one, you probably shouldn't be doing guru yoga
Regarding that point, you can always do GY ... with your living master or any master you have a relation with. It's always ok!
By understanding that any and all mental activity is meditation, you are freed from arbitrary divisions between formal sessions and postmeditation activity.
- Longchen Rabjam -
You can write to Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and tell him you want to do this and ask for permission/blessings. He teaches Dzogchen from the Bon tradition. Ligmincha.org is his website and you can send an email to him through their contact email address. Just put his name in the subject line.
How he teaches 9 Breathings is different from that of the Dzogchen Community. But it is still Dzogchen, just Bonpo Dzogchen.
"To reject practice by saying, 'it is conceptual!' is the path of fools. A tendency of the inexperienced and something to be avoided."
"Even though you have recognized your essence, if you do not get accustomed to it,
You will be carried away by the enemy of thoughts, like a small child in a battle field.
So long as you are not free from the limitations of accepting and rejecting,
That long will you not recognize the view of the innermost secret heart-essence."
heart wrote:I am sure the same is true in Bon.
True indeed. The one given by TW is a simplified version based on the Ma-rgyud practice. There are other styles of this practice, including that of the Phyag-khrid, that of the Kun-bzang 'khor-ba kun-'dren, etc. Some are simple to the extent of being very very unelaborated (with only a very slight movemen of the hand and fingers closing the nostrils) and others involve yogic movements, similar to that one finds in the six yogas.
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