Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

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Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by Dorje Shedrub » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:55 pm

Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui where certain elements and colors are arranged in a room to acheive balance?
For as long as space endures
And for as long as living beings remain,
Until then may I, too, abide
To dispel the misery of the world.
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Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by philji » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:12 pm

Many tibetan teachers are also masters of the art of Geomancy which is the equivalent of feng shui. H.E.Tai Situ Rinpoche is very proficient at this and there is also a video of his teaching on the subject available at Samye Ling bookstore, Scotland.

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Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by philji » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:13 pm

Many tibetan teachers are also masters of the art of Geomancy which is the equivalent of feng shui. H.E.Tai Situ Rinpoche is very proficient at this and there is also a video of his teaching on the subject available at Samye Ling bookstore, Scotland.

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Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by Dorje Shedrub » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:48 pm

Is this included in the medical tantras?
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And for as long as living beings remain,
Until then may I, too, abide
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Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by udawa » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:11 pm

There's a chapter on geomancy in Vol 2 of Khenpo Khatar's commentary on Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma

http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=14534

My memory is that it's about the use of geomancy in identifying a suitable place for long retreat.
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Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by tingdzin » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:20 am

It is called sa che (sa dpyad), but it deals more with txternal landscapes than interoior design, though some works also contain tips for setting up retreat cabins. Tibetan culture has some traditional recommendationsfor household layout, but as far as I know, these are not classed as sa che.

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Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:39 pm

Lama Zopa has said that Feng Shui, after Buddhism, is best. Here is one of the FPMT Venerables who teaches it and wrote a book about it:

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Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:57 pm

tingdzin wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:20 am
It is called sa che (sa dpyad), but it deals more with txternal landscapes than interoior design, though some works also contain tips for setting up retreat cabins. Tibetan culture has some traditional recommendationsfor household layout, but as far as I know, these are not classed as sa che.
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Post by Thomas Amundsen » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:57 pm

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:57 pm
tingdzin wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:20 am
It is called sa che (sa dpyad), but it deals more with txternal landscapes than interoior design, though some works also contain tips for setting up retreat cabins. Tibetan culture has some traditional recommendationsfor household layout, but as far as I know, these are not classed as sa che.
:good:
Do you know of any resources on sa che?

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Post by pemachophel » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:36 pm

dr. nida chenagtsang sometimes gives classes on this.
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Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:06 pm

pemachophel wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:36 pm
dr. nida chenagtsang sometimes gives classes on this.
Thanks, I will keep my eyes open for this!

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Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by Fortyeightvows » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:18 am

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:39 pm
Lama Zopa has said that Feng Shui, after Buddhism, is best.
LZR helped make Lillian Too into a millionaire and she has advised him in many things.

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Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by Tenma » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:01 am

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:18 am
Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:39 pm
Lama Zopa has said that Feng Shui, after Buddhism, is best.
LZR helped make Lillian Too into a millionaire and she has advised him in many things.
Wait, she's authentic???!!?? :jawdrop:
I thought she was just one of those psychic cons that made money off of people with nonsense!

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Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by Tom » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:44 pm

Here is an upcoming Feng Shui course offered by Wisdom...

https://learn.wisdompubs.org/academy/courses/feng-shui/

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Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by tingdzin » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:35 am

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:57 pm
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:57 pm
tingdzin wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:20 am
It is called sa che (sa dpyad), but it deals more with txternal landscapes than interoior design, though some works also contain tips for setting up retreat cabins. Tibetan culture has some traditional recommendationsfor household layout, but as far as I know, these are not classed as sa che.
:good:
Do you know of any resources on sa che?
Not in English, sorry.

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Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by Tom » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:48 am

tingdzin wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:35 am
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:57 pm
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:57 pm


:good:
Do you know of any resources on sa che?
Not in English, sorry.
Petra Maurer's work might be of interest.

http://lmu-munich.academia.edu/PetraMaurer.

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Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Post by tingdzin » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:44 am

Thanks, I wasn't aware of this person's stuff.

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