By Lama Kunsang, Marie Aubèle

ISBN-10: 2226221506

ISBN-13: 9782226221506

Le karmapa, l un des plus hauts dignitaires du bouddhisme tibétain, est le seul, en termes d autorité spirituelle, à pouvoir être comparé avec le dalaï-lama.

Détenteur des savoirs ésotériques et des pratiques miraculeuses, cette determine hors du commun se distingue par sa coiffe noire qu on dit tissée par des dakinis (des déités féminines) et qui symbolise l activité des bouddhas. Considéré comme une émanation du bodhisattva de los angeles compassion, Avalokiteshvara, le karmapa est un « Héros pour l Éveil » qui revient sans cesse pour aider les êtres.

Lama Kunsang et Marie Aubèle retracent pour nous l histoire des dix-sept karmapas qui, depuis le XIIe siècle, ont façonné l. a. spiritualité et l histoire du Tibet.

Cet ouvrage sans équivalent le plus complet paru en Occident sur le sujet , offre une lecture à plusieurs niveaux : spirituel, historique, sociétal... et ce, de façon vivante, émaillée de nombreuses informations et anecdotes tirées de assets tibétaines, chinoises, mongoles, françaises et anglaises.

Le livre est enrichi d illustrations en couleur et d une creation rédigée par un Rinpoché.

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3x) 304 Condensed Six-session Yoga Everyone who has received a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment has a commitment to practise six-session yoga. If we are very busy, we can fulfil our six-session commitment by doing the following practice six times each day. First we recall the nineteen commitments of the five Buddha families that are listed below, and then, with a strong determination to keep these commitments purely, we recite the Condensed Six-session Yoga that follows. THE NINETEEN COMMITMENTS OF THE FIVE BUDDHA FAMILIES The six commitments of the family of Buddha Vairochana: (1) To go for refuge to Buddha (2) To go for refuge to Dharma (3) To go for refuge to Sangha (4) To refrain from non-virtue (5) To practise virtue (6) To benefit others 305 modern buddhism The four commitments of the family of Buddha Akshobya: (1) To keep a vajra to remind us to emphasize the development of great bliss through meditation on the central channel (2) To keep a bell to remind us to emphasize meditation on emptiness (3) To generate ourself as the Deity while realizing all things that we normally see do not exist (4) To rely sincerely upon our Spiritual Guide, who leads us to the practice of the pure moral discipline of the Pratimoksha, Bodhisattva and Tantric vows The four commitments of the family of Buddha Ratnasambhava: (1) To give material help (2) To give Dharma (3) To give fearlessness (4) To give love The three commitments of the family of Buddha Amitabha: (1) To rely upon the teachings of Sutra (2) To rely upon the teachings of the two lower classes of Tantra (3) To rely upon the teachings of the two higher classes of Tantra The two commitments of the family of Buddha Amoghasiddhi: (1) To make offerings to our Spiritual Guide (2) To strive to maintain purely all the vows we have taken 306 condensed six-session yoga CONDENSED SIX-SESSION YOGA I go for refuge to the Guru and Three Jewels.

Gathering all virtuous Dharmas, I help all living beings through the practice of the four givings. All nineteen commitments are referred to in this verse. The words, ‘I go for refuge to the . . Three Jewels’, refer to the first three commitments of the family of Buddha Vairochana – to go for refuge to Buddha, to go for refuge to Dharma and to go for refuge to Sangha. The word, ‘Guru’, refers to the fourth commitment of the family of Buddha Akshobya – to rely sincerely upon our Spiritual Guide.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso April 2010 312 Blissful Journey TORMA OFFERING Having engaged in the practice of The Yoga of Buddha Heruka from Going for refuge up to and including Reciting the mantras, now perform the torma offering. Blessing the inner offering OM KHANDAROHI HUM HUM PHAT OM SÖBHAWA SHUDDHA SARWA DHARMA SÖBHAWA SHUDDHO HAM Everything becomes emptiness. From the state of emptiness, from YAM comes wind, from RAM comes fire, from AH a grate of three human heads. Upon this from AH appears a broad and expansive skullcup.

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