This is how I (try to) practice, based on the personal instruction of my Guru (one of Tulkus Urgyen's sons).haha wrote: ↑Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:57 amIt is interesting to know the monastic schedule for the practice. It seems there are no much differences on house-holders’ morning and evening schedule, except for the environment. According to some life-stories, mahasiddhas did not fit in monastic setting and that’s why they used to leave.
Essential different in guru yoga is that what they emphasis from very beginning. If one knows the main point, his conduct should not be deviated from the main point.
Probably many people here know it but I would like to post the Tulku Urgen Rinpoche's remark, which may be beneficial:(As it is vol 1 and 2)
There is one way of structuring that I feel is very practical. In the morning you begin a sadhana and practice up until the recitation. You recite as much as you feel like at that point. Immediately, without leaving the sadhana behind, go and start doing your daily work. At the end of the day, sit down again and recite the vowels and consonants, repeat the offerings, praises and the purification mantra. After that, bring the sadhana to a conclusion. In this way, your entire day is part of the sadhana.
I do find.it makes me more relaxed, and also keeps me more mindful during the day, as I remind myself I am in a 'session', constantly bringing the main practice to mind.
Therefore when I am in the office, out eating, on the train or bus etc. It all becomes part of the Guru Sadhana.