SHITRO – SECRET SOUND & PEACEFUL*WRATHFUL MANIFESTATIONS
Alive Dharma teaching, Nov 8, 2009
“May I know all sounds as my Sound,
May I know all lights as my Light,
May I know all rays as my rays.
May I spontaneously know the bardo,
May I attain the pure realms of three kayas.”
Dharma of Buddha Padmasambhava from Inspiration prayer for the deliverance from the dangerous pathway of the Bardo
I.Introduction: 1.1. With these Dharma verses we begin today´s Alive Dharma teachings, dear worldwide Friends of Buddha Dharma, sending this Visual Dharma accross the planet. Increase your positive energy by multiplying the Blessings of Buddhas by rating, favouring, embeding, sharing and creatively commenting on it. Your creative comments / insights will be included in next alive Dharma teaching (Wisdom Without Borders ). On WordPress and MySpace blogs as well as on other social networks (Candle4Burma, Protect animals and nature, We Women, United in Spirit) there are links to Wikipedia and Visual*Visionary Dharma Art photos created by venerable Mangala Konchok Norbu. May radiant wisdom spirit of your precious Buddha nature be illuminated… bringing you peace, health, harmony, wisdom and love/compassion. OM MANI PADME HUM
1.2.Noble way of living : November is month of vegans & vegetarianism. Next alive Dharma teaching will bring words of Bhikkhu Buddha Dhatu in support for vegetarianism and overview about meat consumption : vegetarianism in South Korea (magazine: Buddhism and culture). Your questions will also be answered.
II.BUDDHIST SPIRITUAL * RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES
2.1. Dharmachakra day (Lha Bab Duchen)
Is celebrated tomorrow, Nov 9. Positive energy / merit of prayers and meditations multiplies 1 million times ! 600 millions of Buddhists celebrate Lord Buddha´s return from Indra´s heaven where Buddha´s mother was reborn. To repay her kindness, to liberate her and to benefit the gods, Lord Buddha spent 3 months teaching in Indra´s heaven.
Collective prayers and meditations : 4-5 pm (GMT +1) or according to your local time. Programme of Sunday´s collective prayers and meditations :
*Verses of prayers to Eight noble auspicious ones
**Sampa Nyur Drupma
***Vajrasattva 100-syllable mantra or Shitro sadhana of tertön Mingjur Dorje
****Kunzang Gongpa Zhangtal : Wish-granting prayer of Samantabhadra with silent contemplation at the end . Tara Tulku Rinpoche gives direct introduction to the natural Sound*Light of Dharmata.
*****Dedication of merit and long-life prayer
2.2.Intern´l day for the commemoration of victims of traffic accidents
Nov 14,15 . Buddha Dharma was invited to religious ceremony and speeches , to raise awareness about diminishing number of those who die in traffic accidents around the world. Together with others we will offer light of candles in the city of Maribor, Slomskov trg , from 5-6,30 pm. Commemoration is organised by the Foundation Varna pot www.varna-pot.si in cooperation with different ministries of Slovenia and with the city of Maribor (Mestna obcina). Recordings of last year commemoration is included in Visual Dharma: Bardo prayer which protects from fear.
III.INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES
3.1.Gentle rain of nectar blessings , Vol VI
SHITRO –KHORDAS RANGDROL Teaching retreat by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Merigar, Italy, Oct 23-30,2009 . Open web cast (Open audio streaming).
Secret Sound and Peaceful * wrathful manifestations
From 1989 – 1996 when I listened many Dzogchen teachings from Semde, Longde and Upadesha series of Dzogchen nobody of us could imagine that after ten and more years there will be open web cast of these precious teachings. As previously – now I also wrote down aroudn 38 pages of text for my references and study. Since I began with regular practice of Shitro sadhana of tertön Mingjur Dorje in 1990 , it was interesting to listen to another Shitro practice which Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche received from his root Guru Rigdzin Changchub Dorje . He was one of legendary Dzogchen masters who accomplished the Rainbow body in Tibet (20. Century).
For eight days Chögyal Namhkai Norbu Rinpoche transmitted precious Dharma , teaching in English for two hours a day. Students could learn about karma : cause, condition and effects, difference between meditation and contemplation, development and accomplishment stage in Nyingma school of Vajrayana Buddhism, diffrence between old school (Nyingma) and new schools (Sarma schools : Kagyu, Sakya, Geluk).
Shitro Khordas Rangdrol means natural liberation of samsara and nirvana . It is Anuyoga practice. I appreciate Rinpoche´s dilligent right efforts in explaining the methods of Nyingma Anuyoga practice which is non-gradual transformation. The knowledge about manifesting potentiality of the seed belongs to three inner yogas of Nyingma Vajrayana, namely Maha, Anu and Atiyoga. In new schools there are different methods of mother and father tantras. Since in our Atiyoga lineage of Nyingma Vajrayana our main practice is discovering and resting in immediate presence of the Sound*Lights of Dharmata (Tib. Chönyid kyi rangdra) I was esp. interested to hear Rinpoche´s explanation about sound/light/rays as written also in the Bardo prayer by Guru Padmasambhava.Rinpoche expained :
“The Base means three primordial wisdoms : essence,nature, energy…Sound/light/rays = potentiality . Khadak = primordial purity of voidness + potentiality/Lhundrup… Dzogchen is called Atiyoga… Ati = primordial state. .. Contemplation in Atiyoga is practiced with open eyes, because seeing is ornament of natural state.” Rinpoche also taught Upadesha of six qualifications :
1.the Base is primordialy pure (Khadak), manifesting potentiality (Lhundrup)
2.be at ease in the Base (Shi or Xi)
3.Lhundrup (potentiality) manifests as wisdom
4.Dharmakaya manifestations are five Wisdom lights
5.naturaly liberated state is instant presence, primordialy pure
6.our real nature (instant presence) is Dharmakaya. Inner clarity (nang-tsal) is like the lamp in the vase, not shining outside. Adzom Drukpa used explanation of thing-tsal : deep clarity (the same meaning as nang-tsal).
This deep clarity is Samantabhadra Buddha of dark blue light. His consort Samantabhadri is light blue/white light. From them infinite lights shine, manifesting 42 peaceful and 58 wrathful manifestations of Sambhogakaya. Rinpoche explained about three primordial potentialities : Sound/Light/Rays . There is outer sound, inner sound and secret Sound. In Atiyoga instant presence means presence of secret Sound which is state of Dzogchen.
“Shitro sadhana is practiced with Nyi-med method : non-dual of development and accomplishment stage. Real Vajrasattva is our primordial state. Real condition of Vajrasattva is Dharmakaya – he represents 100 manifestations as potentiality (Lhundrup). .. Khadak=voidness /Dharmakaya / peaceful manifestations…Lhundrup =wrathful manifestations”. Rinpoche also explained about Shitro practice of tertön Karma Lingpa (which I received from H.E. Ayang Rinpoche in 1996).
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche lead extensive Chang chö – purification ritual for deceised , with purification of six lokas and phowa practice. Precious explanation about four contemplations of Dzogchen followed together with symbolic teachings : Thigle chenpo (Rainbow sphere) with A in the centre is the symbol of Dharmakaya. Infinite primordial potentiality of Dharmakaya manifests as Sound/Light/Rays which is direct introduction to the natural state of Dzogchen. Rinpoche shortly taught about dark retreat experiences : “From Sound develops five wisdom lights of Thigle.This is essential Atiyoga/Dzogchen…” According to the Buddha : samadhi or contemplation (Tib. Ting-nye-dzin) means Guru Yoga. Samadhi (instant presence – of the secret Sound) brings greater merit as other virtuous deeds. It is great purification…Purification is very important practice. We face obstacles of negative emotions, negative karma, of dualistic visions…Purification si like dissolving clouds in the sky…With purification we accomplish Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya and Nirmanakaya realisations. “ Nagarjuna did not support eating meat of sentient beings which are like our mother. Infinite negativities are accumulated by eating meat , said Master Nagarjuna. Rinpoche mentioned first vision in Thogal practice of contemplation : seeing Rainbow sphere in the sky (1) About such precious experiences Rinpoche said : “If one have such experience during life time, it is important for the Bardo of Dharmata (Chönyid bardo). Before ordinary bardo (Sipa bardo) there is natural light of the Bardo of Dharmata. There is no function of the mind, but there is Sound/Light/Rays. In that state practitioner meats mother –wisdom. With experiences of Sound/Light/Rays practitioner recognises mother – wisdom in the bardo of Dharmata and accomplish Sambhogakaya realisation. … There is no ordinary bardo for you any more. But your manifestations can be in six lokas ! Without purification there is no Sambhogakaya realisation…Origin of higher tantras is through Sound and Light. Mahasiddhas receive transmissions through Sound and Light. Later they developed oral transmissions.” (2)
On the last day of the Teaching retreat Rinpoche graciously granted lung/reading transmissions of 22 Dharma practices ! He also explained some of them (Green Arya Tara etc.) This was followed by short Thun practice in relaxed, harmonious and present way***** At the end we exchanged great joyous applause with all Dzogchen practitioners gathered in Merigar gompa- Temple of great liberation (3)
May through these Dharma pith instruction all sentient beings be soon liberated into six spheres of Samantabhadra Buddha.
May the Lotus feet of compassinate Dzogchen master remain firm upon the earth.
Selected bibliography :
*Crystal and the way of Light : Sutra, tantra, Dzogchen teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Routhledge & Kegan Paul, 1986
1.Visual Dharma: Anniversary of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche – recorded appearance of Thigles in the sky (lasting 1,5 hours)
2.Visual Dharma: Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism – about three lineages of transmissions in Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism
3.Next open webcast by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche will be from Nov 14-18, 2009, from Dzogchen teaching in Barcelona, Spain. See: www.dzogchencommunity.net/webcast
Written by Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche with spiritual collaboration by Shifu John Chow.
At Atiyoga Ling, Nov 7, 2009
„The best of all gifts is the Gift of Truth.“
D h a m m a p a d a
Gentle Rain of Nectar Blessings
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