Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

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Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby dharmabuddha » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:45 am

Hi,

I wonder what Rainbow Body meditation techniques do you know?
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby Nighthawk » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:05 am

It's a long process son.
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby dakini_boi » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:19 am

Vajra Guru mantra is probably the simplest way.

http://www.rinpoche.com/gurumantra.html
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby padma norbu » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:26 am

Has anyone read Namkhai Norbu's book "Rainbow Body?" I am wondering if it is just a straightforward account of this practitioner's life as best as can be pieced together or if it is something a bit more with insightful teachings and hints at things maybe never before gleaned about rainbow body.
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby mindyourmind » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:35 am

I knew a girl once who painted her whole body the colors of the rainbow.

I miss her a lot ;)
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby dakini_boi » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:33 pm

padma norbu wrote:Has anyone read Namkhai Norbu's book "Rainbow Body?" I am wondering if it is just a straightforward account of this practitioner's life as best as can be pieced together or if it is something a bit more with insightful teachings and hints at things maybe never before gleaned about rainbow body.


It's a straightforward account of the practitioner's life. No special hints about rainbow body. But a good read.
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby padma norbu » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:35 pm

thanks
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby Nighthawk » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:57 pm

mindyourmind wrote:I knew a girl once who painted her whole body the colors of the rainbow.

I miss her a lot ;)


I bet.
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby deepbluehum » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:39 pm

Well, the methods of Vajrayana and Dzogchen are for this purpose.
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby Sönam » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:39 pm

deepbluehum wrote:Well, the methods of Vajrayana and Dzogchen are for this purpose.


Well, Dzogchen Thögel has that for purpose ... therefore it is not to be discussed on a forum.

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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby TenzinDorje » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:08 am

I fart too much to have rainbows...
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby Kilaya. » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:06 am

TenzinDorje wrote:I fart too much to have rainbows...


That's why you should try hard to achieve a rainbow body. :smile:
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby Josef » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:35 am

TenzinDorje wrote:I fart too much to have rainbows...

My farts are rainbows.
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby Kilaya. » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:57 am

Nangwa wrote:
TenzinDorje wrote:I fart too much to have rainbows...

My farts are rainbows.


Time to change your avatar:

http://mobileipad.iwallpaper.eu/ipad/Rainbow%20Fart/382/
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