This is an excerpt from extensive teachings on Lama Tsongkhapa’s commentary on the Six Yogas of Naropa. The teachings were given by Lama Yeshe at. The Tibetan tradition known as the Six Yogas of Naropa is one of the most popular tantric systems with all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Structured and arranged. This collection of readings on the six yogas contains important texts on this esoteric doctrine, including original Indian works by Tilopa and Naropa, and Tibetan.

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There are two methods to separate a body and a mind with support: With awareness one draws the mind up the central channel and then with force expels the mind into the space of the sky. This page was last edited on 26 Julyat History Timeline Outline Culture Index of articles. This meditation and the physical exercises should be practiced in conjunction with one another.

Part of a series on. Though variously classified in up to ten dharmas, the six dharmas generally conform to the following list:. Views Read Edit View history.

Editions du Seuil, Paris, Transference in stages involves dissolving the sufferings of the six realms into a bindu which ascends the body and travels upwards in the central channel.

Milarepa in turn taught Gampopa. Three bodies Five sheaths Chakra Nadi. This latter is also the main source of the other informations contained herein. A Supplement by Pakmo Drupa Tib.

Six Dharmas of Naropa

Mahamudra and Related Instructions. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Karma yoga Bhakti yoga Jnana yoga Raja yoga. Articles containing Tibetan-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February A translator and teacher in the lineage, Lama Sarah Hardinghas published a book about Niguma and the core role her teachings such as the six yogass of Niguma have played in the development of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage.


The six dharmas were intended in part to help in the attainment of Buddhahood in an accelerated manner. Separating the body and the mind without a support is achieved through the emptiness of great conceptlessness whereby the mind is yogqs attached to the body and the body is not attached to the mind.

Before engaging in the actual practices of the Six Dharmas, one begins by doing the “six exercises of Naropa”. Readings on The Six Yogas of Naropa.

Retrieved from ” https: The teachings of Tilopa CE are the earliest known work on the six dharmas. While naropaa of the traditional lists of types of consorts to seek out for joint practice to gain spiritual attainments are written for males and from a male point naropz view, there are some rare instructions for these sadhanas and for consort choice from the point of view of female practitioners. They are associated with external and internal signs of the appearance of mirage, smoke, fireflies, butterlamp, cloudless sky; and whiteness, redness, blackness, and the clear light of early dawn which resembles a mixture of sunlight and moonlight, respectively.

Yoga philosophy Bhagavad Gita Yoga Vasistha. An action mudra is a woman, phenomena mudra is all appearance, commitment or pledge mudra is tummowisdom mudra is the yogass deity, and non-duality is the great mudra.


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The six dharmas are ordered and progressive, each subsequent set of practices builds on previous attainments. Here the body is envisioned as being entirely without substance, appearing in the mind like a rainbow in the sky.

The second Dalai LamaGendun Gyatso has compiled a work on these yogas. This gives rise to five signs: These next three are considered the main practices of the completion stage Wylie: There are various lists, usually some combination of the following: Starting under the sole of the feet, each point radiates colored light.

Six Yogas of Naropa

Part of a series on Tibetan Buddhism Schools. Indian Buddhist Tantra Anuttarayoga Tantra. Translated, edited and introduced by Glenn H.

This bindu then leaves the central channel through the crown og comes to rest inside the heart of a deity that is one cubit above in space. TibetanWylie transliteration and Sanskrit in parentheses.

Once the bindu has reached the crown, it has the nature of lf colors, corresponding to the last five stages black is not counted. A Dictionary of Buddhism. The four emptinesses are: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jacoby, Love and Liberation: The branches of that path. Separating the body and the mind with a support, on the other hand, requires one to imagine the mind as a substance.

The six dharmas are a synthesis or collection of the completion stage practices of several tantras. Tsongkhapa’s Commentary by Glenn H.