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by Crazywisdom
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Trekchod a form of wrathful practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 1512

Re: Is Trekchod a form of wrathful practice?

... After the meditation of binding the three symbolic mudras of buddhahood— the body (mahāmudra), the mind (samaya mudra), and the activities (karmamudra)—generate the mind as the great dharmamudra (the symbol of speech). One should then meditate the recitation of the essence mantra. If one ...
by Malcolm
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Trekchod a form of wrathful practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 1512

Re: Is Trekchod a form of wrathful practice?

... After the meditation of binding the three symbolic mudras of buddhahood— the body (mahāmudra), the mind (samaya mudra), and the activities (karmamudra)—generate the mind as the great dharmamudra (the symbol of speech). One should then meditate the recitation of the essence mantra. If one ...
by DGA
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 9377

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

... biting, and so on, as well as "erotic conversation (aka "talk dirty to me")" and use of visual erotica as preliminaries for karmamudra practice. Monks and single men, of course, who wished to engage in these practice, needed to use a different kind of "consort," ...
by Malcolm
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 9377

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

... biting, and so on, as well as "erotic conversation (aka "talk dirty to me")" and use of visual erotica as preliminaries for karmamudra practice. Monks and single men, of course, who wished to engage in these practice, needed to use a different kind of "consort," ...
by Malcolm
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 9377

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

[quote="dzogchungpa"] So are you saying that, from this POV, the release of semen is necessary for the benefit that men derive from karmamudra? [quote] Yes. The bodhicitta descends, is held, reversed and than spread through the nāḍīs and cakras. Jnānamudra practice is a mental exercise ...
by dzogchungpa
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 9377

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

The purpose of karmamudra is to take desire into the path. If you have no desire, there is no need to rely on the path of messengers. Furthermore, from a Dzogchen point of view, as stated in the Tantra of the Union of the Sun and ...
by Malcolm
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 9377

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

The purpose of karmamudra is to take desire into the path. If you have no desire, there is no need to rely on the path of messengers. Furthermore, from a Dzogchen point of view, as stated in the Tantra of the Union of the Sun and ...
by dzogchungpa
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 9377

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

The purpose of karmamudra is to take desire into the path. If you have no desire, there is no need to rely on the path of messengers. Furthermore, from a Dzogchen point of view, as stated in the Tantra of the Union of the Sun and ...
by Malcolm
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 9377

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

... I can tell is you what I have been taught by my teachers, and what Longchenpa and others say about the practice in various manuals. The purpose of karmamudra is to take desire into the path. If you have no desire, there is no need to rely on the path of messengers. Furthermore, from a Dzogchen ...
by gzodzilpa
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 9377

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

... drink from all four and it makes no difference to you what they are. Then maybe you can do this practice.” From Malcolm '11: In order to practice karmamudra you need ordinary desire. Then you need to inflame it, then you need to inflame it more. People who say that to practice karmamudra you need ...
by NastyButtler322
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Minimum prerequisites for physical karmamudra practice?
Replies: 193
Views: 8978

Re: Minimum prerequisites for physical karmamudra practice?

The tibetan tradition is secretive for many other practices as well, for multiple reasons. This practice appears as though one would possibly have to be extremely disciplined in order to not give in to desire. The fact that I just wasted hours on trying to find instruction that may have leaked on th...
by fckw
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss
Replies: 69
Views: 6530

Re: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss

Most people who talk about Karmamudra have actually never even attempted to practice it. This includes a significant number of Vajrayana teachers (especially the monastic ones), both Western and Eastern. So, essentially, most of what is being said about Karmamudra is hear-say.
by MiphamFan
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss
Replies: 69
Views: 6530

Re: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss

Why isn't karmamudra more openly taught to westerners who have already received HYT with the 4 empowerments? Westerners are already having sex. Might as well put it too good use. :shrug: Gurus teach the yoga of passion to make ...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss
Replies: 69
Views: 6530

Re: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss

Why isn't karmamudra more openly taught to westerners who have already received HYT with the 4 empowerments? Westerners are already having sex. Might as well put it too good use. :shrug: I've always taken it that karmamudra requires ...
by BuddhaFollower
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss
Replies: 69
Views: 6530

Re: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss

Why isn't karmamudra more openly taught to westerners who have already received HYT with the 4 empowerments?

Westerners are already having sex. Might as well put it too good use. :shrug:
by Malcolm
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddha is an Ordinary Fellow
Replies: 333
Views: 11476

Re: Buddha is an Ordinary Fellow

... of insider lingo, I happened to take this one by Tilopa ... Which is not a practice open to ordained monks. They are barred from using a karmamudra and must instead rely on what is termed a jñānamudra. Well, not all Tibetan Teachers seem to agree with you on that. Actually, they do. However, ...
by jundo cohen
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddha is an Ordinary Fellow
Replies: 333
Views: 11476

Re: Buddha is an Ordinary Fellow

... of insider lingo, I happened to take this one by Tilopa ... Which is not a practice open to ordained monks. They are barred from using a karmamudra and must instead rely on what is termed a jñānamudra. Well, not all Tibetan Teachers seem to agree with you on that. Even past you on that ...
by Malcolm
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddha is an Ordinary Fellow
Replies: 333
Views: 11476

Re: Buddha is an Ordinary Fellow

... of insider lingo, I happened to take this one by Tilopa ... Which is not a practice open to ordained monks. They are barred from using a karmamudra and must instead rely on what is termed a jñānamudra.
by jundo cohen
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddha is an Ordinary Fellow
Replies: 333
Views: 11476

Re: Buddha is an Ordinary Fellow

... copied earlier an obscure (to me anyway) text to show the difficulty of insider lingo, I happened to take this one by Tilopa ... When serving a karmamudra, the pure awareness of bliss and emptiness will arise: Composed in a blessed union of insight and means, Slowly send down, retain and draw ...
by jundo cohen
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddha is an Ordinary Fellow
Replies: 333
Views: 11476

Re: Buddha is an Ordinary Fellow

... What are you all going on about? I mean, I just dipped into some Tilopa at random ... talk about some "insider" lingo! When serving a karmamudra, the pure awareness of bliss and emptiness will arise: Composed in a blessed union of insight and means, Slowly send down, retain and draw ...

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