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NEW: Vajrayogini Practice and Commentary by Pabongkha Rinpoche PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 00:29


Vajrayogini Practice and Commentary

Pabongkha Dechen Nyingpo, Translated by David Gonsalez
408 pp., 8 photos, $65

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The Extremely Secret Dakini of Naropa is the commentary to the practice of Vajrayogini in the Naro Kachö lineage composed by Kyabje Pabongkha as revealed to him directly by Vajrayogini herself. This text has become the basis for almost every subsequent Vajrayogini commentary in the Gelug tradition. Kyabje Pabongkha’s commentary is both very thorough in its presentation and deeply inspiring. It provides rich detail about all eleven yogas of the generation stage, the transference of consciousness, tsok offering, left-sided conduct and many other auxiliary practices, making it essential for practitioners of Vajrayogini. There is also a stunning explanation of the completion stage, providing many extraordinarily profound methods unique to the practice of Vajrayogini because of its relationship to the Six Yogas of Naropa.

The second half of the book contains several sadhanas for the practice of Vajrayogini, including the extensive, middling, and concise generation stage, the practice of Vajrayogini combined with six-session guru yoga, as well as two sadhanas on the transference of consciousness.

Pabongkha Dechen Nyingpo (1874-1941) was a towering figure in the twentieth-century Gelug tradition; he was the root lama of Trijang Rinpoche as well as most of the Gelug teachers of the following two generations. His writings fill eleven volumes, and his practice texts and commentaries are considered authoritative.

David Gonsalez/Losang Tsering has been practicing Buddhism for twenty-five years. He has completed many solitary retreats and has translated numerous sadhanas and texts. He served for many years as the personal translator and attendant for Gen Lobsang Chophel. He is the president of Dechen Ling, a nonprofit organization that works with the Tibetan community in exile to reestablish their monasteries and traditions.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013 04:38
The Intermediate Practices of Vajrayogini PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 September 2007 20:59

Vajrayogini Pracrtice Vol. 3Finally, it has arrived: the third volume in the FPMT series of Vajrayogini practice manuals.

It is intended for the use of those who have completed an approximation retreat enabling the activities and the accompanying subsequent pacifying burning offering, this volume makes available the complete self-empowerment ritual, together with practice and set-up instructions. A practitioner’s ability to perform regular self-initiation practice during this lifetime is essential to engaging in deep purification of the mind, especially in preparation for, at the very least, a positive death and future rebirth, or even better, for achieving the pure land of Vajrayogini herself, Khachö, in this life, at death, in the bardo, or in one’s next life. In addition, the self-empowerment of Vajrayogini is simple to perform, compared with the self-initiation rites of many other Maha-anuttara Yoga Tantra deities. For this reason, it is highly appropriate for practitioners in these degenerate times, when time is short and the ease of practice can greatly help us to keep our tantric commitments.

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Last Updated on Friday, 28 May 2010 23:17
The Pacifying Burning Offering Ritual of Vajra Yogini PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 July 2006 13:43
CoverNEW in July 2006.

Volume 2 of the Vajrayogini Series from FPMT is out! It contains the text for the The Pacifying Burning Offering Ritual of Vajrayogini and all the necessary instructions and practice materials for performing Vajrayogini’s pacifying burning offering. This booklet is provided for those who have completed the mantra recitations of Vajrayogini’s nearing retreat for enabling actions. Volume 1, pupblished last year, titled Initial Practices of Vajrayogini includes the short, middle and long sadhanas, instructions on how to enter into and abide in the retreat, a tea offering, two tsog offering texts, and hand offering practice as well as several color images.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 July 2006 14:04
Hand Mudras for Vajrayogini DVD PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 March 2005 12:18

TitleOn this DVD Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundup of Kopan Monastery shows the various hand mudras to be performed in the Vajrayogini practice. This is an excellent tool for anyone needing a live illustration of how to do these complicated mudras.

Please note that different monasteries perform these ritual hand movements differently and what is illustrated here is not the one and only way to perform these mudras.

Available through FPMT Foundation Store.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 January 2006 22:27
Initial Practices of Vajra Yogini Package PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 March 2005 12:07
TitleThis practice package includes the Initial Practices of Vajra Yogini practice manual as well as a full color 17" x 18" art print of the Vajrayogini mandala by Andy Weber.

The text includes the short, middle and long sadhanas, instructions on how to enter into and abide in the retreat, a tea offering, two tsog offering texts, and hand offering practice as well as several color images.

Three further volumes will follow in the coming months; The Fire Ritual of Vajrayogini will include the Peaceful fire puja text and altar set up, Intermediate Practices of Vajrayogini will include the long sadhana, self initiation, tsog, and short self initiation text and Secret Advanced Practices of Vajrayogini will include instructions for the great retreat, various great retreat fire pujas, sindhura, and langali practice.

Available through FPMT Foundation Store (to initiates only!).
Last Updated on Saturday, 07 January 2006 22:26
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