Event : Bon Kilaya Retreat
Date : November 1-5
Venue : The Mount St. Alphonsus
Address : 1001 Broadway, Esopus, NY, United States
Map :http://maps.google.com.au/maps/place?ci ... kgWTpt3UAQ
Website : http://bonshenling.org/2011/01/phurpa/
In deep meditation, Tonpa Shenrab transformed into the Phurpa Kilaya, which he named Phurpa Druk Sey Chempa. The upper body of the Phurpa has many faces, and is connected to the dragon and the sky realm. The lower body of the Phurpa is in the triangular shape of a crocodile, and is connected to the Nagas and the water realm. The middle of the Phurpa is wrapped with a snake belt as a point of energetic communication between the lower and higher realms. To bring peace and to relieve of the fear of losing oneself, Tonpa Shenrab, in the form of the Phurpa, transforms into a hawk and dances, circling and flying to look for negative energy to pounce on, consume and purify. At other times the energy of the Phurpa transforms into a wolf dancing. This gets the total attention of any negative energies which are completely and swiftly subjugated.
The Phurpa is one of the most potent Bon teachings of the five male energetic tantric deities. By guiding the wisdom energy of one-pointed focus through this spiritual implement, a practitioner can quickly transform and balance negative energy with the focused intensity of a thunderbolt. This most powerful energy can help us handle peoples negative energy, dissolve our own internal fears and life struggles, as well as, greatly strengthen our healing energies. Transforming our energy into Phurpa energy is simple, powerful and quick. With such strengthened energy, it becomes easy to dissolve any negative energies or imbalances that are causing harm to ourselves, others, our community or the environment. The era in which Tonpa Shenrab was pursuing his spiritual path was similar to our own in that it was filled with much individual and social suffering and chaos.
Tonpa Shenrab realized that as peoples fears become stronger and more stable, they become “two-faced”: Internally, our fears create low energy, sickness, despair, and become difficult to rid ourselves of, so we look in a different direction. We come to believe that our fears are created by others, projecting the source of our fears outward. As this mistaken externalizing of fears strengthens, it creates deep distrust among people, disrupting society and turning friends into enemies.