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?

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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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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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