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Kalu Rinpoche | Illusory Body and Mind Lesson 6 – May 31, 2024

“May all sentient beings, my mothers, equal to the reaches of space, have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May they be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May they never be separated from happiness that is free of suffering.
May they dwell in equanimity, free of happiness or suffering, close or distant, attachment or aversion.”

“I will attain the state of a buddha for the sake of all sentient beings. Therefore, I will engage in the stages of applied virtue with body, speech, and mind.”

“I supplicate Great Buddha Vajradhara.
I supplicate Ḍākinī Niguma.
I supplicate adept Khyungpo Naljor.
I supplicate Mokchok Rinchen Tsöndru.
I supplicate Great Nyame Kyergangpa.
I supplicate Lama Sangye Nyentön.
I supplicate Dharma King Sangye Tönpa.
I supplicate wise adept Shangtön Chöje.
I supplicate Great Gyalwa Mupa.
I supplicate Lama Dorje Zhönu.
I supplicate Tsenden Namkhai Naljor.
I supplicate Jangsem Jinpa Zangpo.
I supplicate adept Tsöndru Zangpo.”

“Bless me to naturally produce bliss-heat on the Path of Methods.
Bless me to naturally liberate desire and anger in Illusory Body.
Bless me to naturally purify double delusion in Dream.
Bless me to naturally dispel stupidity in Lucid Clarity.
Bless me to awaken without meditation in Transference.
Bless me with the victors’ saṃbhogakaya in the Intermediate State.”

Lesson 1: Overcoming Fixation: Introduction to Vajrayana Practice
Lesson 2: Proper Reliance on the Vajra Master
Lesson 3: The Path to Recognizing the Nature of Mind
Lesson 4: Physical Postures, Mudras, and Subtle Channels
Lesson 5: Blending the Spiritual and Mundane: Song of a Mahāsiddha
Lesson 6: First Category of Preliminaries in the Illusory Body and Mind Practice
Lesson 7: Niguma’s Heart Advice: Second Category of Preliminaries
Lesson 8: The Illusory Body and Mind Primary Practice Session
Lesson 9: Eight Visualizations in Illusory Body and Mind Practice
Lesson 10: Essential Instructions on the Bardo Practice

Lesson 6: First Category of Preliminaries in the Illusory Body and Mind Practice

Rinpoche situates the Six yogas of Niguma within the broader Five Jewels system, providing line-by-line commentary on the first category of preliminary practices (refuge, bodhicitta, and purification). You’ll learn about the deeper meaning of the four empowerments and the finer details of the visualization associated with this stage of the practice.

Enter the tantric teachings of the six yogas of Niguma, guided by the lineage master H. E. Kalu Rinpoche. The Illusory Body and Mind, the new course with H. E. Kalu Rinpoche.

In this new online course, he delves deep into Vajrayana practice as he shares the teachings of numerous pioneers of the Shangpa school of Tibetan Buddhism, including Niguma, Sukhasiddhi, Tangtong Gyalpo, Taranatha, and Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.

You’ll be guided through an introduction to two key completion stage practices from among Niguma’s six yogas—the illusory body and mind and bardo (intermediate state) practices.

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