Pictures of Vajrayogini wearing clothes?

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Pictures of Vajrayogini wearing clothes?

Postby Luke » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:30 am

A while back, I attended a Phowa empowerment and teaching which was given by a Drikung lama. In this Phowa text, Vajrayogini is wearing clothes in the visualization. I actually asked the lama what kind of clothes she is wearing, and he said that the text just says that she's wearing some kind of clothes which are made from red silk.

Has anyone ever found a picture of Vajrayogini wearing clothes on the internet? I know that during completion stage meditations she's visualized as being nude and these seem to be the only pictures of her I can find on the internet.
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Re: Pictures of Vajrayogini wearing clothes?

Postby Josef » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:19 pm

Luke wrote:A while back, I attended a Phowa empowerment and teaching which was given by a Drikung lama. In this Phowa text, Vajrayogini is wearing clothes in the visualization. I actually asked the lama what kind of clothes she is wearing, and he said that the text just says that she's wearing some kind of clothes which are made from red silk.

Has anyone ever found a picture of Vajrayogini wearing clothes on the internet? I know that during completion stage meditations she's visualized as being nude and these seem to be the only pictures of her I can find on the internet.

There are plenty of images of her with "ornaments" not sure about clothing though.
Was she wearing a business suit? I bet she would look great in a Valentino.
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Re: Pictures of Vajrayogini wearing clothes?

Postby Luke » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:11 pm

Nangwa wrote:There are plenty of images of her with "ornaments" not sure about clothing though.
Was she wearing a business suit? I bet she would look great in a Valentino.

No, this came from the ancient Phowa text of the Drikung Kagyu as explained by the visiting Khenpo from the Drikung Kagyu Institute. But yes, Vajrayogini would look good in many types of clothing. Anyway, it seems that images of a clothed Vajrayogini are quite rare.

When I think of "red silk clothes," I imagine something sort of Chinese-like like this:
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I'm not sure what the Tibetan equivalent would be.
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Re: Pictures of Vajrayogini wearing clothes?

Postby Sonam Wangchug » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:41 am

I've never seen an image of Vajrayogini with clothes on, it does seem indeed that this is quite rare.
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Re: Pictures of Vajrayogini wearing clothes?

Postby Sönam » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:27 pm

you mean like that ...

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I founded it there http://www.dancemandal.com/photo-gallery-press/ ... but it's not really serious

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Re: Pictures of Vajrayogini wearing clothes?

Postby mudra » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:46 am

Sonam - LOL
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