Guruyoga in daily life

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Miroku
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Guruyoga in daily life

Post by Miroku » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:10 pm

How can one practice guru yoga in daily life?

Let's say you are going by bus or at work sitting and suddenly you remember your guru and you want to practice guru yoga. Is it possible to visualize your guru on top of your head in his normal form (or as vajradhara, Guru rinpoche, Karmapa, etc) say for example lama khyenno few times and then let the guru "drop" into your heart and dissolve there into you and rest for a while in that state?

I am asking because I think I have read some similar instructions somewhere but don't know where to be honest and cannot find the source. Do you have some book or text that deal with this you could recommend me? Are there any other ways of doing that?
Child, if you are not hypocritical and out of control, that is conduct.
~ Padampa Sangye

You say such clever things to people, but you do not apply them to yourself.
The faults within you are the ones to be exposed.
~ Padampa Sangye

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Re: Guruyoga in daily life

Post by heart » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:22 pm

Miroku wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:10 pm
How can one practice guru yoga in daily life?

Let's say you are going by bus or at work sitting and suddenly you remember your guru and you want to practice guru yoga. Is it possible to visualize your guru on top of your head in his normal form (or as vajradhara, Guru rinpoche, Karmapa, etc) say for example lama khyenno few times and then let the guru "drop" into your heart and dissolve there into you and rest for a while in that state?

I am asking because I think I have read some similar instructions somewhere but don't know where to be honest and cannot find the source. Do you have some book or text that deal with this you could recommend me? Are there any other ways of doing that?
Yes, of course you can do that.

/magnus
"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Re: Guruyoga in daily life

Post by javier.espinoza.t » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:32 pm

you can use mind and imagine
just like when we are dreaming 😊

it is known that practicing in dreams is far more effective thant doing it while we are awake
why? because we put less limits

mind is like that

give it a try, but with awareness
there is no need for a deva-like ilusion hahaha
nor an accident either..

by the way this comes from my experience, it is not a lama's advice or instructions
what are you doing

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Re: Guruyoga in daily life

Post by Malcolm » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:10 pm

Miroku wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:10 pm
How can one practice guru yoga in daily life?
Atiguru yoga. It can be practiced hundreds of times a day in all activities.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: Guruyoga in daily life

Post by TaTa » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:01 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:10 pm
Miroku wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:10 pm
How can one practice guru yoga in daily life?
Atiguru yoga. It can be practiced hundreds of times a day in all activities.
Where does ati guru yoga come from? Is it exclusive from chnn or is it present in other dzogchen linages?

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Re: Guruyoga in daily life

Post by Temicco » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:12 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:10 pm
Miroku wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:10 pm
How can one practice guru yoga in daily life?
Atiguru yoga. It can be practiced hundreds of times a day in all activities.
You didn't really answer the question.
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Re: Guruyoga in daily life

Post by Josef » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:22 pm

Temicco wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:12 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:10 pm
Miroku wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:10 pm
How can one practice guru yoga in daily life?
Atiguru yoga. It can be practiced hundreds of times a day in all activities.
You didn't really answer the question.
Seems pretty clear.
Kye ma!
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Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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Re: Guruyoga in daily life

Post by Malcolm » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:30 pm

Temicco wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:12 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:10 pm
Miroku wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:10 pm
How can one practice guru yoga in daily life?
Atiguru yoga. It can be practiced hundreds of times a day in all activities.
You didn't really answer the question.
I answered it very precisely, actually.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: Guruyoga in daily life

Post by Miroku » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:01 am

Temicco wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:12 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:10 pm
Miroku wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:10 pm
How can one practice guru yoga in daily life?
Atiguru yoga. It can be practiced hundreds of times a day in all activities.
You didn't really answer the question.
He did actually.
Child, if you are not hypocritical and out of control, that is conduct.
~ Padampa Sangye

You say such clever things to people, but you do not apply them to yourself.
The faults within you are the ones to be exposed.
~ Padampa Sangye

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Re: Guruyoga in daily life

Post by Miroku » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:01 am

Thank you all. :thanks:
Child, if you are not hypocritical and out of control, that is conduct.
~ Padampa Sangye

You say such clever things to people, but you do not apply them to yourself.
The faults within you are the ones to be exposed.
~ Padampa Sangye

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