What does Shije entail?

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What does Shije entail?

Postby Knotty Veneer » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:51 pm

Can anyone point me to information on Shije (the practice introduced by PhaDampa Sangye).

What does the practice center around (without obviously giving away info protected by samayas)? For example, Chod focuses on offering the body as way of overcoming dualistic thinking (in the form of the lha-dre) based on ideas in the prajnaparamita literature (poor explanation I know). Does Shije do this too or is it something totally different?

Is there still an unbroken Shije lineage?

Any info gratefully received.
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Re: What does Shije entail?

Postby heart » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:30 pm

Knotty Veneer wrote:Can anyone point me to information on Shije (the practice introduced by PhaDampa Sangye).

What does the practice center around (without obviously giving away info protected by samayas)? For example, Chod focuses on offering the body as way of overcoming dualistic thinking (in the form of the lha-dre) based on ideas in the prajnaparamita literature (poor explanation I know). Does Shije do this too or is it something totally different?

Is there still an unbroken Shije lineage?

Any info gratefully received.


Yes, I think so. For sure the empowerment's and transmission exist.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Hundred-Verse ... 1590301544

viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3767&start=0

http://www.phadampa.org/Chod-Practice.html

http://gdamsngagmdzod.tsadra.org/index. ... hirteen_Pa

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Re: What does Shije entail?

Postby udawa » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:53 pm

There's a useful description of the Zhije system in Ringu Tulku's book about Rime.

http://www.shambhala.com/html/catalog/items/isbn/978-1-59030-286-6.cfm

And there's this earlier thread http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3767&start=0

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Re: What does Shije entail?

Postby Totoro » Tue May 15, 2012 6:08 am

Lama Tsering Wangdu holds the Shinje lineage. http://www.lamawangdu.org/ Rinpoche visits the US annually for about six months, residing mostly in Portland. But he does get invited to several places in US to teach. He has a close student who runs this center http://www.phadampa.org/

You can also read Lama Wangdu's biography, Hundred Thousand Rays of the Sun (from Amazon) - which tells of his birth in Dingri (Padampa Sangye's holy place) and how he is connected to the Shinje and Chod lineages.

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Re: What does Shije entail?

Postby conebeckham » Tue May 15, 2012 4:28 pm

Funny, I just posted to the "Shije in North America" thread.....there's some info regarding what Shije entails in the book I just read--go take a look at that thread, because I'm too lazy to cut and paste!! :smile:
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