Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

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dharmabuddha
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Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby dharmabuddha » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:45 am

Hi,

I wonder what Rainbow Body meditation techniques do you know?

Tenso
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby Tenso » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:05 am

It's a long process son.

dakini_boi
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby dakini_boi » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:19 am

Vajra Guru mantra is probably the simplest way.

http://www.rinpoche.com/gurumantra.html

padma norbu
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby padma norbu » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:26 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.
"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron

mindyourmind
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby mindyourmind » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:35 am

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

I miss her a lot ;)
As bad as bad becomes its not a part of you

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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby dakini_boi » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:33 am

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.

padma norbu
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby padma norbu » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:35 am

thanks
"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron

Tenso
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby Tenso » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:57 am

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 2:39 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 3:39 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.

Sönam
By understanding everything you perceive from the perspective of the view, you are freed from the constraints of philosophical beliefs.
By understanding that any and all mental activity is meditation, you are freed from arbitrary divisions between formal sessions and postmeditation activity.
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TenzinDorje
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby TenzinDorje » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:08 pm

I fart too much to have rainbows...

Kilaya.
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby Kilaya. » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:06 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 5:35 am

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

My farts are rainbows.

Kilaya.
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Re: Meditation techniques to achieve the Rainbow Body

Postby Kilaya. » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:57 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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