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Post by muni on Mon May 11, 2009 6:10 pm


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Re: Kalachakra.

Post by sherab zangpo on Mon May 11, 2009 11:48 pm

Jonang Kalachakra Practice Outline




This outline is not intended as a guidance
manual for Kalachakra practice. In order to proceed with these practices, it is
necessary to receive the Kalachakra empowerment as well as the transmissions
and instructions from a qualified master.




Ngondro: Preliminary Practices (sngon ‘gro)


A) Common Preliminaries (thun mong gi sngon ‘gro)



1) Refuge and Prostrations
2) Awakening Bodhicitta Mind
3) Vajrasattva Meditation & Recitation
4) Mandala Offerings
5) Guruyoga

Each Common Preliminary is accomplished 100,000 times.

B) Uncommon Preliminaries (thun mong ma yin pa’i sngon ‘gro)

Preliminary Practices to the 6-Fold Vajrayoga

I. Generation Stage (bskyed rim)

Deity yoga generation stage practice is performed as a support for the
completion stage 6-fold vajrayoga.

1) Condensed Practice Approach

Visualizations:
a) Connate Kalachakra Deity with Consort (lhan skyes)
b) Principle Deity with Consort (gtso skyang)
c) Five Deities (lha lnga)

One of the above approaches (a, b, c) is meditated upon; generally the
connate Kalachakra (a) is practiced; 1,000,000 recitations of the mantra are
performed.

2) Medium-Length Practice Approach

Visualizations:
a) 9 Deity Enlightened Mind Mandala (lha dgu thugs dkyil)

1,000,000 recitations of the mantra are performed.

3) Extensive Practice Approach

Visualizations:
a) Enlightened Body, Speech, and Mind Mandala of the 636 Deities (drug
brgya so drug
)

4-Fold Approach & Accomplishment:
1) Supreme Royal Mandala (dkyil ‘khor rgyal mchog)
2) Supreme Royal Activity (las rgyal mchog)
3) Essential Sphere Activity (thig le’i rnal ‘byor)
4) Subtle Yoga (phra mo’i rnal ‘byor)

10,000,000 recitations of the mantra are performed; in addition to the
4-fold Approach & Accomplishment (bsnyen sgrub yan lag bzhi),
several tantric practices are included in this approach; generally takes 1 year
to accomplish.


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Re: Kalachakra.

Post by muni on Wed May 13, 2009 7:17 am

flower Very detailled description. Grateful!

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