Jun 18

Kalu Rinpoche | Niguma’s “Amulet Mahamudra” (Afternoon session) | The Eighth Meditation

In this morning I have reached:


mik gi ta tang towa tak nyé ba

So remember in the morning session we did this: you look at the landscape, the mountain, the hill top. Right?

The first was: keep mixing your mind or meditating your mind based upon the hill or the further, in a beautiful landscape or like the sea or like the blue sky. You know? Meditating in these things. That is a place where you can meditate. Right? So that’s the first thing.

The second thing, category is:

“མདོ་འདོན། སྔགས་ཟློས། གཏམ་སྣ་ཚོགས་དང་བསྲེ་ཞེས་བའི་དོན་མདོ་ལ་སོགས་པ་ཁ་ཏོན་བྱང་བ་རྣམས་དང་ཐོག་མར་བསྲེ།”

do dön ngak dö tam na tsok dang sé zhé bé dön do la sok pa kha tön jangwa nam dang tok mar sé

And then the second category is “མདོ་འདོན། སྔགས་ཟློས།  do dön ngak dö”  “སྔགས་ཟློས། ngak dö” means whether you’re reading sutras, whether you’re reading a mantras, whether you are talking, normal conversation,


zhé bé dön do la sok pa kha tön jangwa nam dang tok mar sé

So having that awareness that you have built up based upon the simple meditation method. Once that is kind of established in your mind, then you apply when you’re reading sutras, when you’re reading mantras, then combining your mind, your awareness basically along with that. Ok? That’s the second.


rim gyi kha tön tam ché dang sé gang tup ja té gyé pao

So that’s the eighth meditation cycle.

And then eventually, then you have to start doing the visualization meditation practice. Right? So that would be:

“སྔགས་ཐུང་བ་རྣམས་དང་ཐོག་མར་བསྲེ། དེ་ནས་བཟླས་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་དང་བསྲེ་སྟེ་དགུ་པའོ།”

ngak tungwa nam dang tok mar sé dé né dé pa tam ché dang sé té gu pao

So the eighth meditation cycle is: first you mix “བསྲེ། ” means mix, “བསྲེ། ” mix means awareness, awareness with the practice, awareness of the practice of visualization, awareness of the object that you’re meditating with. So that’s that. “བསྲེ། ” is a Tibetan word.


dang por chu dra sok jungwé dra dang sé

First you have to combine your awareness with the simple syllable. Not a lot of syllables but rather simple syllable. Like an example, Green Tara is like a letter TAM, Avalokiteshvara is like letter HRI. It doesn’t have to be like the six syllables at once. But it can be one syllable at the time, one at the time, one at the time, like that. Right?


2. Training in Various Spiritual Activities (1/3) – Eighth Meditation
“Join meditation with reading of sutras, recitation of mantras, and various forms of speech.” The meaning of this instruction is that you begin by first joining meditation to your reading aloud the sutras you know well and later to join your meditation with the reading of any prayers.

༄༅། །ཕྱག་ཆེན་གའུ་མའམ་རང་བབས་རྣམ་གསུམ་ཞེས་བྱ་བའི་ཁྲིད་ཡིག་བཞུགས་སོ།།

phyag chen ga’u ma’am rang babs rnam gsum zhes bya ba’i khrid
Instructions for Great Seal of the Amulet Box or The Three Facets of Natural Repose
by Taranata

Niguma’s “Amulet Mahamudra” by Kalu Rinpoche (afternoon session – 22′ 45”)
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