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Vajrayogini and Her Forms PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 04:13

Vajrayogini (Tib: rdo rje rnal ’byor ma) is the principal female deity of the Chakrasamvara Cycle of Tantras. There are many forms of Vajrayogini; most come with a different name. Some names are descriptive, others refer to the lineage or principal Indian mahasiddha associated with a particular Yogini practice, like Maitri or Indra Khachod. The most common forms found are Naropa's dakini (Naro Khachod; Tib: na ro mkha’ spyod), Vajravarahi (with the pig face at the side; lit. "Vajra Sow"; Tib: rdo rje phag mo) who is identical in looks to Indra Khachod, and Maitri Khachod (in mid-air with both legs up). Vajrayogini in Naropa's form is a representation of complete buddhahood in female form.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 June 2010 04:58
 
Vajrayogini in Her Pure Land PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 04:58

There are different Pure Lands associated with different Buddhas. Pure Dakini Land (Skt: kechara) is similar to the Pure Lands of Tushita and Sukhavati, except that Heruka and Vajrayogini's Pure Land is the only one in which beings can receive teachings on Highest Yoga Tantra and put them into practice. Those who are very old and infirm reaching her Pure Land will no longer experience the sufferings of old age and sickness. All signs of their old age will disappear and they will be transformed into sixteen-year-olds of great beauty and vitality, enjoying an endless life span. All the enjoyments they desire will appear spontaneously. They will never be reborn in samsara again, unless they choose to for compassionate reasons. Everyone who reaches this Pure Land will receive teachings on Highest Yoga Tantra directly from Heruka and Vajrayogini and thereby attain enlightenment quickly.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 June 2010 15:55
 
Vajrayogini's Protectors PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 05:18

The Vajrayogini practice having its origins in the Sakya tradition has its own set of protectors associated with it. It is headed by Panjara Mahakala, the Lord of the Tent. Other protectors include: Four-faced Mahakala (Skt: Caturmukha), Palden Lhamo, Kshetrapala, Kinkara (Cittpatti), Ekadzati, Yaksa Father & Mother, and the Maha Brothers and their Sister. All line drawings are by Andy Weber (www.andyweberstudios.com) and were done at the request of the administrator.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 June 2010 15:56
 
Vajrayogini Lineage PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 15:47

The lineage masters listed here are in accordance with the Gelug tradition. All line drawings are by Andy Weber (www.andyweberstudios.com) and were done at the request of the administrator.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 June 2010 16:02
 
Vajrayogini's Mandala PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 05:07

Vajrayogini's mandala is unique because it does not follow the usual madla palace construction. Its two crossed triangles are each bordered by a yellow edge and the two protruding wings at each side contain small white bliss whirls. This geometric structure is placed in the middle of a circle of swirling vine like patterns surrounded by a ring of lotus petals (Skt: padmavali). In an outer circle around that is the light coloured circle of the eight great charnel grounds. Surrounding that is the small blue circle with alternating gold vajras and gold lines (Skt.: vajravali). The outermost circle is composed of the five colored flames (Skt.: jvalavali) of the fires of pristine awareness.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 June 2010 15:55
 


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