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Inner Heat

Post by wisdom » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:50 am

Is Inner Heat practice primarily Mahamudra, or are there equivalents in Dzogchen? Also, is it primarily taught in Kagyu schools (because of Naropa) or do all the lineages teach it?

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Re: Inner Heat

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:46 am

wisdom wrote:Is Inner Heat practice primarily Mahamudra, or are there equivalents in Dzogchen? Also, is it primarily taught in Kagyu schools (because of Naropa) or do all the lineages teach it?
The Nyingma lama I practice with talks about it. It's even discussed in Zen in relation to the "hara."

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Re: Inner Heat

Post by heart » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:43 am

wisdom wrote:Is Inner Heat practice primarily Mahamudra, or are there equivalents in Dzogchen? Also, is it primarily taught in Kagyu schools (because of Naropa) or do all the lineages teach it?
It is taught in all lineages.

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Re: Inner Heat

Post by Karma Lodro Senge » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:20 pm

It is talked about in all lineages of Buddhism, but it is most prominent in TIbetan Buddhism. I have even heard of Theravada monks practicing this Tummo (Tibetan) meditation. And also sat with one Zen monk discussing it as well.
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Re: Inner Heat

Post by Chandali » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:20 am

from what I known most lineages of Tibetan buddhism practice it (or say so). Certainly gelug and kagyu practice them. Then some other traditions practice it under different names: It can be found in hatha yoga as 'maha bandha', which means the three major bandhas together (uddiana, mula and jalandhara) while holding breath (kumbhaka).

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Re: Inner Heat

Post by himalayanspirit » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:50 pm

I practice internal martial arts (Chinese) and have come to the stage where I can feel the "inner heat" on my Dantien (lower abdomen) region after practicing for a while. Does that count?

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