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pensum wrote:This is a somewhat common title, so which Shower of Blessings are you referring to, the one by Mipham Rinpoche?
Terma wrote:I think this is most likely done on Guru Rinpoche Days,
but is it ever/can be done as a daily practice (minus the tsok portion for a daily practice)?
Terma wrote:I agree with your comments, that guru yoga can be done anytime. And when I first read the practice upon receiving the lung, I immediately thought that this would make a great concise daily practice. The very short tsok section just adds to this, as most tsoks are quite elaborate from my own experience.
Terma wrote: The very short tsok section just adds to this, as most tsoks are quite elaborate from my own experience.
Adamantine wrote:Terma wrote: The very short tsok section just adds to this, as most tsoks are quite elaborate from my own experience.
Yes, actually when I do tsok at home I often choose to do an arrangement based on the Shower of Blessings put together by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. The Shower of Blessings guru yoga is the heart of the sadhana but there are a number of texts from other sources he has inserted, for instance practices from his father Dudjom Rinpoche's terma like "The Melodious Tamboura of the Lotus, the Concise Fulfillment of the Dakinis". I imagine this compilation may be lengthier than what you have, but it is still quite simple and brief compared to most other Tsok sadhanas with which I'm familiar. And my experience (and that of most people I know who have practiced it) is that despite it's concise nature, it is deeply profound and carries tremendous blessings. It is one of my favorite practices.