By Chogyam Trungpa
The 3rd quantity of this landmark sequence offers the vajrayana teachings of the tantric direction. The vajrayana, or “diamond vehicle,” often known as tantra, attracts upon and extends the lessons of the hinayana and mahayana. As with the hinayana and the mahayana, the formal recognition into the vajrayana is marked through a vow, for that reason the samaya vow. there's an emphasis at this degree at the student-teacher courting and at the caliber of devotion. regularly, scholars needs to whole initial practices, referred to as ngöndro, to organize themselves for initiation into the vajrayana direction prior to going extra. Having performed so, they then obtain the proper empowerments to start tantric practices. There are empowerment ceremonies of many types, referred to as abhishekas. The vajrayana contains either shape practices, corresponding to visualizations and sadhanas (ritual liturgies), and formless practices in keeping with permitting the brain to relaxation evidently in its inherent readability and vacancy. even supposing at the floor, there's a lot better complexity in tantric practices, the rules of mindfulness and information and the cultivation of compassion and skillful motion stay of imperative significance.
The tantric direction calls for whole engagement and fierce commitment. it really is acknowledged to be a extra speedy direction, however it can also be extra risky. there's a caliber of directness, abruptness, and wholeheartedness. Tantrikas, or vajrayana practitioners, realize that the main demanding points of lifestyles, the energies and play of careworn feelings and scary stumbling blocks, should be labored with as gateways to freedom and awareness. different issues coated intimately during this quantity contain the 4 reminders, the mandala precept, mahamudra, atiyoga, and more.
The Profound Treasury of the sea of Dharma represents meditation grasp Chögyam Trungpa’s maximum contribution to Western Buddhism. This three-volume assortment provides in vigorous, proper language the excellent teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist course of the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. This paintings will resonate with new scholars of Buddhism in addition to the main senior scholars.
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The letters ü and ö are pronounced approximately as in the German words über and möglich, or as in the French words connu and oeuvre. Note that the letter e is always pronounced at the end of a word. In some cases, words ending in e have been spelled with a hyphen in order to prevent mispronunciation: shi-ne, Ri-me. Part One APPROACHING THE VAJRAYANA Introduction In the vajrayana, we learn how to respect our world. We realize that this particular world we live in is not an evil world, but a sacred world.
The Dawning of the Great Eastern Sun 2. The Transition to Vajrayana 3. Entering the Diamond Path on a Solid Foundation 4. Uncovering Indestructible Goodness and Wakefulness 5. The Multifaceted Diamond Path 6. Seven Aspects of Vajrayana: The Space before First Thought PART TWO The Teacher-Student Relationship 7. The Role of the Guru or Vajra Master 8. The Root Guru as the Epitome of Freedom 9. A Total Surrendering of Samsaric Logic 10. The Power of Devotion PART THREE The Tülku Principle and the Trungpa Tülkus 11.
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The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume Three by Chogyam Trungpa