Chinnamunda practices

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Varis
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Chinnamunda practices

Post by Varis » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:01 am

I have two main questions I was hoping someone could help answer:

1) Does anyone know what Chinnamunda/Chinnamasta practices still exist in TB?

I am aware that the Sakyapas have a sadhana of a yellow form of Chinnamunda. Do they also have a red form? I also read there exists a form of Chinnamunda in the Nyingma sect but I have been unable to find any information on this.

2) Is it true that Chinnamunda was the main/most popular charnel ground practice of Vajrayana prior to Chöd? Any reason for the decline in interest?


I ask because Chinnamunda greatly attracts me far more than other dieties do, and it seems it will be difficult to find initiation into one of her practices. Even more dissapointing is the lack of English literature on this beautiful and enlightened Goddess!

Thanks.

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Re: Chinnamunda practices

Post by Fortyeightvows » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:34 am

The goddess is the goddess is the goddess


Varis
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Re: Chinnamunda practices

Post by Varis » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:43 am

I didn't realize that a thread on Chinnamasta was revived recently. Woops.

I've read those texts except for the sadhana. I'm still left with more questions than answers, but thank you anyways.

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Re: Chinnamunda practices

Post by Tenma » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:48 am

Varis wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:43 am
I didn't realize that a thread on Chinnamasta was revived recently. Woops.

I've read those texts except for the sadhana. I'm still left with more questions than answers, but thank you anyways.
https://books.google.com/books?id=iggRA ... sm&f=false

Geasulti
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Re: Chinnamunda practices

Post by Geasulti » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:37 am

I like this issue a lot. It's really appropriate.


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