GURU YOGA _/♥\_HEART OF DZOGCHEN CONTEMPLATION
June 19, 2011 alive Dharma Teaching
I.Introduction _/♥\_ NAMO AMITABHA ༀམཎིཔདྨེཧཱུྃ། 南无阿弥陀佛
Dear worldwide friends of Buddha Dharma-OBFI,may this Teaching find you in peace,good health & prosperity.Guru Yoga is the Heart of Dzogchen contemplation.Please study from the hidden treasure of Guru Chöwang: Equalizing of Buddhahood – Sangye Nyamjor and teaching about five levels of Guru yoga, described by Phakchok Rinpoche.This Teaching will be continued on 14th Ati Yoga retreat at Cres Island on Sept 2011. All are invited to attend-see description of programme.
In Saga Dawa month we celebrated Lord Shakyamuni Buddha´s enlightenment and mahaparinirvana, also on ongoing Dharmachakra event on Facebook.Dharma events unite Buddhists of all orders and many nations, to get to know and appreciate each other in the spirit of Rime: non-partizan movement, started in Tibet by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and other Lamas.There was total lunar eclipse on this Dharmachakra aday, started from 9-11,55 pm. On this special occassion we recited Kunzang Gongpa Zhangtal= Wish-granting prayer of Samantabhadra and other collective prayers/meditations at Ati Yoga Ling garden, under peaceful night sky and moon eclipse. This day was completely peaceful, without any atmospheric disturbances of summer weather …It was blessed by Buddha Shakyamuni.
Recently we added two events supporting your change to vegetarian and vegan diet & lifestyle.All are invited to attend and spread these good news :♫♥♫✿♥ OM SVASTI ♫♥♫✿♥Together we pray & meditate for inner and outer peace on the planet…Healing meditations – may there be peace, wisdom and loving kindness all over the planet . BUDDHA DHARMA ♥ .OBF International
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II.BUDDHIST SPIRITUAL * RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES
2.1. BUDDHA DHARMA-._/♥\_. Collective Prayers & Meditations 集体祈祷和冥想。since 1988, from 2010 also as Dharma event on Facebook
Mangala Konchok Norbu and Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche
Those who attend meditate and pray at their homes or Buddhist centres . Online they can post messages on wall of the event, post photos , Buddhist texts, ask questions , share event on FB, invite others etc. Selected posts by those who attend this ongoing Dharma event:
Christina Surya .Jakarta,Indonesia. thank you for sharing collective prayers
Marcelo Garcia Shiatsu Spain
thanks for the opportunity to share meditation and prayers with you all. Love and light….
Agnes Abarquez Darcy Dublin, Ireland BUDDHA DHARMA-._/♥\_.
Rinchen Drolma Malaysia . Om mani padme hum
2.2. DHARMACHAKRA DAY: VESAK Homage to Shakyamuni Buddha 法轮天.参拜释迦牟尼佛和 Names for Vesākha
11 Photos of DHARMACHAKRA DAY: VESAK Homage to Shakyamuni Buddha 法轮天.参拜释迦牟尼佛和
In Mahayana Buddhist traditions, the holiday is known by its Sanskrit name, वैशाख Vaiśākha, and derived variants of it. Vesākha is known as Vesak or Wesak (වෙසක්) in the Sinhalese language.
It is also known as:
बुद्ध पुर्णिमा Buddha Purnima or बुद्ध जयंती Buddha Jayanti in India and Nepal
বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা/বুদ্ধ জয়ন্তী Bud-dho Purnyima or Bud-dho Joyonti in Bangladesh
花祭 (Hanamatsuri) in Japan,
석가 탄신일 Seokka Tanshin-il (Hanja: 釋迦誕身日) in Korean,
佛誕 (Mandarin: Fódàn, Cantonese: Fātdàahn) in Chinese-speaking communities,
Phật Đản in Vietnamese,
ས་ག་ཟླ་བ། Saga Dawa (sa ga zla ba) in Tibetan,
(Kasone la-pyae Boda nei), lit. “Full Moon Day of Kason,” the second month of the traditional Burmese calendar
Selected posts from those who attend :
Taratulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche June 15, 2011
_/♥\____ OM MUNE MUNE MAHA MUNAYE SVAHA May the merit * positive energy of mantra recittion in homage to Lord Shakyamuni Buddha multiply on this Vesak Dharmachakra day , according to Tib. lunar calendar. _/♥\____OM MUNE MUNE MAHA MUNAYE SVAHA
OM MUNE MUNE MAHA MUNAYE SVAHA Please recite during the day. May all be peaceful, noble and auspicious everywhere. Try to be Vegan on every Dharmachakra day.acc. to 5 precepts.
Unapana Ariyadhamma Thero India. AMITUOFO.namo Budddhaya.
Jean Mulloy , Florida, USA. om mune mune maha munaye svaha
Domenico Letizia.Milano, Italy .om mune mune maha munaye svaha
Sue May, California, USA. http://bodhifest.org/ Welcome bodhifest.giving.officelive.com
Yukiko Ch, Nevasa, USA. thank you, yes , yes, and yes….
Helen Joan K. Germany. Happy Vesak / Saga Dawa Duchen 🙂
Harshana Somapriya Sri Lanka
May the message of our Great Teacher spread across the world and lighten the lives of those who still live in darkness on this special day where we celebrate the 2600th year since the Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment.
Taratulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche -THE GIFT OF TRUTH EXCELS ALL OTHER GIFTS
“The Buddha shines throughout day and night…The Buddha eclipses immorality with the power of morality (sila), vice by the power of virtue (guna), ignorance by the power of wisdom (panna), demerit by the power of merit (punna), unrighteousness by the power of righteousness (Dhamma). Dhammapada by Narada Thera pg. 292_
III.INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES
3.1.ATI YOGA DZOGCHEN RETREATS _/♥\_EQUALIZING OF BUDDHAHOOD
From the terma hidden treasure of Guru Chöwang / http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Guru_Ch%C3%B6kyi_Wangchuk
Guru Chökyi Wangchuk (Wyl. gu ru chos kyi dbang phyug) aka Guru Chöwang (1212-1270)
“Perfect buddhas rise from ཨ
ཨ is the most sublime of all letters.
ཨ can conquer all samsaric and nirvanic states
ཨ is like the mother giving birth to everything.
ཨ is like the father all creating, magical.
ཨ is the tantras of Ati Yoga.
ཨ is the tantras of Chiti Yoga.
ཨ is truly known as Yangti.
Arising from within – ཨ is non-arising.
ཨ is ultimate of every utterance.
Naturally existing ཨ transcends arising.
Knowing one, ཨ can liberate everything.
All without exception is perfected in ཨ
Nothing in itself, naturally existing ཨ appears in every way.”(o)
On Ati Yoga Dzogchen retreats at Dragon * Cres island we concentrate
On Guru Yoga ཨ Sound*Light of Dharmata, Thigle chenpo :
Trekchö and Tödgal united, as described in hidden Treasure by Guru Chöwang and in other Ati Yoga tantras .
♫♥♫✿♥ OM SVASTI ♫♥♫✿♥
13th Ati Yoga Dzogchen retreat was held from Mai 24 – June 3 , 2011.
14th Ati Yoga Dzogchen retreat will be held from September 10-17,2011 at Cres island,Croatia.Europe .
Arrival : Sept 10, 2011 till 10 am or later in the afternoon (for guests abroad, arriving with Catamaran Judita from Rijeka city to Cres island (about 80 min. journey); catamaran arrives around 3,30 pm every day.
Departure : September 17 till 10 am. Catamaran leaves Cres city around 8 am daily.
✿ღ (◕‿<✿)Bungalow reservations : make your own reservation of a bungalow with the Tourist agency Crepsa www.crepsa.hr Prices are very moderate in after season (September). Bungalows are for 1,2,3 or 4 people (B3/1, D2,C3, A4). For bungalow in front line (nearest the sea) make reservation more in advance. We recommend bungalow no. 110 which is C3, first line.
Wi-Fi free internet access is at the entrance to Tourist settlement with more than 130 bungalows .
In September there is quite, with only few visitors from around the world. CRES island is Unesco World Heritage with many historic sites from Greek and Roman times. As it is written: “To establish the origins of the archipelago´s name-which encompasses Cres, Losinj and around thirty smaller islands , we need to examine the myths of Greek Classical period and in particularly the story of Apsyrtus (Jazon and the Golden Fleece). Because of the story the islands were named Apsyrtides. …Everywhere you can feel magical effects of relations between man and nature. …Stone to stone, stone that reaches toward velvet sky where the white headed condor flies proudly and defiantly in all its boundless freedom…” Their flight can be seen sometimes at noon. It is like flight of the Garuda ….have seen dolphins jumping happily out of the see on special occasions…and medicinal herbs flowering and perfuming the air….
✿ღ (◕‿<✿)What to bring to Ati Yoga Teaching retreat : positive motivation , hiking equipment (trekking sandals, rucksack ), sun lotion (UVB factor 10 or 20), cap to cover against sun , things that you need in daily life(diary , camera etc).
✿ღ (◕‿<✿)How to reach Cres island at Kvarner bay, Adriatic sea, Croatia ? For Guests from far away there is Zagreb Intern´l airport, city train Zagreb-Rijeka , Catamaran : Rijeka-Cres.
International train : Vienna –Ljubljana-Rijeka. Catamaran : Rijeka-Cres (cheap ticket ). http://www.adrialines.com/trajekt/mali-lo%C5%A1inj.html
Arriving with the car : from Rijeka city to Krk island (through the bridge), car ferry : Valbinska – Merag, Or drive from Opatija city 26 km North on beautiful coastal road to car ferry Brestova – Porozina. From Porosina drive very carefully ! 20 km to Cres city / tourist settlement Gavza .
PROGRAMME : _/♥\_ NAMO AMITABHA ༀམཎིཔདྨེཧཱུྃ། 南无阿弥陀佛
Place of Ati Yoga Teaching Retreat : Cres/Dragon island natural health resort with Mediterranean climate,rich vegetation, crystal clear water and beautiful beaches, fresh air …See photos on our albums on Facebook.
Meditators will learn inner silence and relaxation , supported by naturally pure environment and elements of health resort . Short Dharma Teaching , based on questions and answers of meditators – by Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche. Buddhist meditations and prayers every morning and evening at the bay , Chi Kung workout on the beach. Electro acupuncture and other therapy treatments of Wellness & Wholesome Medicine upon request. Relaxation and mantra singing in the sea . Meditations and prayers on special places of that part of the island : at Pada self arisen footsteps in the rock, self-arisen handprint in the rock.
1-2 hikings to Blue cave beneath Lubenice settlement or Sveti Blaž / San Salvador, depending on the weather and physical conditions of meditators.
✿ღ (◕‿<✿)Enough free time during the day for personal reflections, study and contemplation, swimming ,diving, table tennis….
Meditators will learn Vegan cooking in their bungalows ; Wellness & Wholesome medicine diet counselling by Mangala Konchok Norbu.
Recommended donation (dana paramita – perfection of generosity) to Buddha Dharma – OBFI bank account will cover costs of organising Ati Yoga Dzogchen retreat , costs of vegan food and Wellness/Wholesome medicine package prepared carefully for every participant.
All interested can apply till August 30, 2011 forwarding Recommended donation to bank account of Buddha Dharma-OBFI. Details upon request. Write to BuddhaDharma.OBFInternational@gmail.com or contact us on Facebook .
Selected bibliography from previous Alive Dharma Teaching & research :
HERITAGE OF MANKIND –TREASURE OF PURE DHARMA
O. Wellsprings of great perfection, edited/ translated by Erik Pema Kunzang, Rangjung Yeshe Publ., Hong Kong, 2006
6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wbuywZ5i5M Pada self-arisen Footsteps in the rock
7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NDt5ViCjsk&feature=related Teaching about Seven-line invocation of Guru Padmasambhava
8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1kIQn33DDM White Sail – Offering praise by Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
9. Five types of Guru Yoga are described in the related Teaching by Phakchok Rinpoche.
Verse from Equalizing of Buddhahood by tertön Guru Chöwang is related to Unsurpassable Innermost Secret Guru Yoga.
Dear Friends Near and Far,
Greetings to you all on this very special “pen chu” falling in the month of “Saga Dawa”. Pen chu meaning Guru Rinpoche Day falling on a Saturday which is a rare occurrence and “Saga Dawa”, the most sacred month in the Tibetan Lunar calendar marking Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana.…..
Since today being so special and therefore auspicious, I thought I say a little on “Lame Naljor” or Guru Yoga, which is the practice of merging your mind with the wisdom mind of the guru.
Five Ways of Practicing of Guru Yoga
1. Outer Guru Yoga: Requesting blessings through supplication
2. Inner Guru Yoga: Recitation and receiving the four empowerments
3. Secret Guru Yoga: Meditating on the Guru and Yourself as Indivisible
4. Innermost Secret Guru Yoga: Resting uncontrived in equipoise
5. Unsurpassable Innermost Secret Guru Yoga: Primordially pure and spontaneously present
i. Outer Guru Yoga: Requesting Blessings through Supplication
The first guru yoga is to make supplication, so we visualize the guru in the space in front of us. We fold our palms and with our speech we say, “I go for refuge in you. I have no other hope but you. I supplicate you from the very depths of my heart!”. We really think like this in our minds and give rise to sincere faith and devotion. So in this way we make supplications, requesting the guru, “Please look on me with your compassion and bestow your blessings!” just as is taught in Calling the Guru from Afar. That’s the outer guru yoga of supplication.
ii. Inner Guru Yoga: Recitation and Receiving the Four Empowerments
Inner guru yoga is mantra recitation for the guru, so [if the guru is Guru Rinpoche] then we recite the Vajra Guru mantra and visualize receiving the four empowerments from the Guru visualized in the space before us. First, from the white Om in the guru’s forehead white light-rays radiate out and strike out own forehead so that we attain the blessings of enlightened body. Then from the guru’s throat, red light-rays radiate out and strike our throat so that we attain the blessings of enlightened speech. Then from the blue letter Hung in the guru’s heart centre, blue light-rays radiate out and strike out heart centre so that we attain the blessings of enlightened mind. Then for the fourth empowerment there are two different traditions: one way is to visualize yellow light-rays radiating out from the letter Hrih in the guru’s navel and another way is to visualize white, red, and blue light-rays radiating out simultaneously from all of the three syllables (Om, Ah, and Hung). Either way, by these light-rays striking you, you imagine that primordial wisdom has been born within your stream of being. You have then received the four empowerments blessing you with enlightened body, speech, mind, and primordial wisdom.
iii. Secret Guru Yoga: Meditating on the Guru and Yourself as Indivisible
Whoever the guru may be, you think you’ve now attained all of their blessings through receiving the four empowerments, as was just explained, and the guru now dissolves into yourself through the central channel on the crown of your head. By doing so, the guru’s enlightened body and your body, the guru’s enlightened speech and your speech, and the guru’s enlightened mind and your mind have become completely indivisible, inseparable and you remain within that state.
iv. Innermost Secret Guru Yoga: Resting Uncontrived in Equipoise
Resting in equipoise. You leave your mind completely uncontrived, unfabricated, unaltered, totally at ease. This is the innermost secret guru yoga.
v. Unexcelled Innermost Secret Guru Yoga: Primordially Pure and Spontaneously Present
What is the essence of the guru? Primordially pure, primordially unborn. What are the excellent qualities of the guru? They are spontaneously present. The guru’s knowledge, love, and capacity are spontaneously present; they’ve been there, present from beginningless, primordial time. You need to understand these two: primordially pure and spontaneously present. You need to understand, “These have never been separate or apart from me. My own mind is primordially pure. My own mind is spontaneously present. This itself is the guru. I’ve never been separated from these.” Understanding primordially purity and spontaneous presence and being able to rest in equipoise within that state is the unexcelled innermost guru yoga.
Just visualizing, imagining the guru dissolving into you and their enlightened body and what you think of as your own dirty, impure body mixing together—we can’t do that, right? Because it won’t work. So we need to understand that our own minds are primordially pure in essence and that all the excellent, enlightened qualities are spontaneously present within our own minds. Remaining vivid and aware in that state of recognition is the unexcelled innermost secret guru yoga.
Sarva Mangalam, Phakchok Rinpoche
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3.2.Questions and answers :
Karchang Lama , India , June 3
gudmorning guruji, i have a question to ask you that why we people are born in this world, what is the purpose to come in this world,
Answer: OM Svasti Karchang Lama. We are born in this precious human body to practice the Dharma in daily life, to pray to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of ten directions and three times . To have precious human rebirth is very rare , one must not waste one´s life with meaningless samsaric activities. One must progress on the spiritual path toward Enlightenmnet. First step to do this is to avoid eating meat , drinking any alcohol, purify one´s energy , just like Shakyamuni Buddha is teaching and contemporary Buddhist masters like Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche also. Attend our Dharma events on Facebook, spiritually supporting you.
Student from India , May 20
Rinpoche la,thank u so much for replying me…i dont have a question as im just a begginer,i dont even the basic of Buddhism,but i do pray to god and chant prayers to Guru padmasambhava.some people say we must pray to only one god,is it true or how is it?and what buddhism says about impulsive person and anger management for one’s peace of mind.Rinpoche la,i dont know how my questions might sound to ….im so grateful to u. Thanking u alot.
Answer : OM Svasti As Buddhists we must pray to the Three Jewels , that is to Buddha , Dharma and Sangha, not to gods . Shakyamuni Buddha is Enlightened Teacher of gods and men. Impulsive persons have unrestful minds, affected by external environment. This comes also from meat eating and other bad habits. Anger management must be done by purifying one´s energy , avoiding eating meat, drinking alcohol . Praying and meditating to Buddhas every day with concentration and devotion, reading about the Dharma like Eightfold noble path and how to apply it in one´s own life. May this answer brings clarity into Buddhist path toward Enlightenment, dear Friend. Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche
IV. WISDOM WITHOUT BORDERS
This programme of Buddha Dharma presents Ars sacra- contemplative art , started in 1998 -2000 at the Cultural & congress centre Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU. It is continued online from 2007 onward when we opened youtube channel . It is a proof that wisdom knows no borders , no language barriers and other limitations. Occassionaly we check on Google search for interesting and creative embedding of 52 Visual Dharmas to other sites all over the world….and we copy the links to these sites in alive Dharma Teaching at the HERITAGE OF MANKIND on wordpress.
We also collect interesting channel comments , interesting comments on Visual Dharmas which are also shared on Facebook and other sites…. Thus is Wisdom without borders created every time a new, fresh and A-live. Thank you , dear All, who write supportive words, who share Wisdom without borders and who apply it in your daily life. Your merit is great – may this positive collective energy multiply 1 million times in this special Saga Dawa month . Svaha WISDOM ♥♥ღ ❤ԼƠƔЄ❤ღ♥♥ღ
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…_/♥\_..Dedicated to Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1929-2011) who passed away on the 30th of May 2011 in Lerab Ling,France….she showed all the signs of attaining the final accomplishment of a great Dzogchen practitioner. Khandro-la was great inspiration for many of us who heard her devotional mantra & prayers chanting. _/♥\_ NAMO AMITABHA ༀམཎིཔདྨེཧཱུྃ། 南无阿弥陀佛 BUDDHA DHARMA OBFI
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