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Greetings

Postby Seeker00 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:03 pm

Greetings.

I'm a long time meditator. I am now practicing Mindfulness Meditation as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh. Through the years I have practiced TM, Kundalini Yogic meditations, and Mindfulness of breathing.

Presently, my focus is on Shamatha practices. I'm also working with visualizations from Tsongkhapa's the Six Yogas of Naropa; specifically the Inner Fire section.

I would love to compare notes on meditative experiences.

Peace,

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Postby Grigoris » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:07 pm

Welcome seeker! I didn't know Tsongkhapa had written a commentary on the Six Yogas of Naropa. In the Kagyu tradition these are practiced almost solely within traditional three year retreats. I was wondering: who's your teacher?
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:hi:

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Postby Motova » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:35 pm

Welcome to Dharmawheel!

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Postby Seeker00 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:49 pm

Thanks!

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Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:34 am

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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Postby Seeker00 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:41 am

Thanks

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Postby DGA » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:54 pm

Hi, Welcome to DharmaWheel!

Does the Glenn Mullin translation you are using make any mention of the role of the teacher in the "inner fire" practice? I've not read it yet, hence my question. Thanks.

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Postby conebeckham » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:05 am

Greetings, Seeker-

I just want to say that you can't really practice Tummo merely by reading a book.

I mean no disrespect, and don't mean to antagonize anyone.

I've read Mullin's translation of the Tsong Khapa Six Yogas commentary, as well as Mullin's other writings on Naropa's six yogas. I own them, actually.

In my Kagyu lineage, these practices aren't publically discussed, frankly. They are advanced practices, done in retreat, and only after a considerable amount of "preliminary" practice of various sorts. Even talking of a "session" of Tummo practice, Guru Yoga is essential. I'm pretty sure Mullin writes this, as well. And I also want to point out that these practices are completion stage practices of Highest Yoga Tantra, so one would need at least one Higher Yoga Tantra empowerment from a qualified teacher in order to really practice Six Yogas.

That's not to say whatever you're doing is "bad." It may, in fact, be good and useful. But it's not truly "Tummo" practice.


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