I am new to this forum and I have joined, because I have some very specific queries about Buddhism in general and Tibetan Vajrayana in specific. I would be most grateful for any kind of help from your side.
I am particulary interested in the (Tantric) practices centered around Cunda Bodhisattva. Cunda Bodhisattva is known as Zhunti Pusa in Chinese and her worship was quite popular in China. She is also the subject of Chapter 14 in Miranda Shaw's "Buddhist Godesses of India". Prefacing the mentioned chapter itself is a quote from a Drikung meditation manual highly praising the female boddhisatva (ref.: http://books.google.si/books?id=MvDKOK1 ... &q&f=false
). I believe that the proper reference for the manual is "Chos-dbang blo-'gros
, sGrub thabs nor bu'i phreng ba'i lo rgyus
" (the quote at the beginning of the chapter is from fol. 15a.4-16a.2).
Now, I would be interested to know if there is still a living tradition of the Tantric practices in respect to Cunda Boddhisattva in Tibetan Buddhism? If so, how would they compare to the Chinese practices of the Zhenyan stream?
Are there nowadays Tibetan adepts still alive who would have the proper lineages transmitted and siddhi in the Cunda sadhana(s) itself?
Thank you in advance for the help.