The Cakrasamvara Tantra is mostly dedicated to describing rituals and meditations which produce either mundane siddhis (accomplishment) such as flight and. The Cakrasamvara Tantra (The Discourse of Sri Heruka) (Sriherukabhidhana) A Study and Annotated Translation b y David B. Gray Editing and Design by. Chakrasamvara Tantra (Skt. Cakrasaṃvara Tantra; Tib. འཁོར་ལོ་བདེ་མཆོག་གི ་རྒྱུད་, khorlo demchok gi gyü, Wyl. ‘khor lo bde mchog gi.

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Gray dates this tantra to the late eight or early ninth century. The Cakrasamvara Tantra is mostly dedicated to describing rituals and meditations which produce either mundane siddhis accomplishment such as flight and the supramundane siddhi of awakening.

These are achieved through deity yoga visualizing oneself as the deity and the use of mantras. Other forms of the deity are also known with varying numbers of limbs. In Western meditation texts his name is often translated to mean “Highest Bliss”. The Samvara texts adopted the pitha list from the Saiva text Tantrasadbhava, introducing a copying error where a deity was mistaken for a place.

Chakrasamvara, 18th-century painting, Rubin Museum of Art. Chakrasamvara mandalaNepalese painting from Anuttarayoga Tantra Sanskrit, Tibetan: In the New Schools of Tibetan Buddhism, Chakrassamvara Tantra is the highest of four classes and is associated with the Mahamudra route to enlightenment.

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According to the Gelugpa tradition, in Highest Yoga Tantra, the Buddha taught the most profound instructions for transforming sensual pleasure into the quick path to enlightenment, which in turn depends upon the ability to gather and dissolve the inner winds Sanskrit: Tantra techniques in Vajrayana Buddhism are techniques used to attain Buddhahood. Tantra Detail of the mandala shown above. This is a Garbhadhatu mandala, representing Vairocana Buddha surrounded by eight Buddhas and bodhisattvas clockwise from top: Vajrayana partially relies on various tantric techniques rooted in scriptures such as tantras and various tantric commentaries and treatises.

Tantra is defined as an inner realization that functions to prevent ordinary appearances and conceptions and to accomplish the four complete purities of a Buddha environment, body, enjoyments and deeds. Tantra art top left, clockwise: The term tantra, in the Indian traditions, also means any systematic broadly applicable “text, theory, system, method, instrument, technique or practice”.

Vairocana is located in the center. The Buddhist Tantras are a varied group of Indian and Tibetan texts which outline unique views and practices of the Buddhist tantra religious systems. Overview Buddhist Tantric texts began appearing in the Gupta Empire period [1] though there are texts with elements associated with Tantra that can be seen as early as the third century.

The tradition combines myth and history, whereby actual historical events become an allegory for the spiritual drama within a person, drawing symbolic or allegorical lessons for inner transformation towards realizing buddha-nature. The tradition’s roots are in India, but its most active history and presence has been in the monasteries of Tibet. This terminology is used in various groups involved in the occult and ceremonial magic.

In some definitions, the Left-Hand Path is equated with malicious black magic and the Right-Hand Path with benevolent white magic. In East Asia, these are called Wisdom Kings. Herukas represent the embodiment of indivisible bliss and emptiness. Derivation and meaning of the term The name “Heruka” is made up of the prefix “he-” is a teaching of the emptiness of general phenomena, “ru” is the emptiness of persons in particular, and together it is linked with “Ka” which refers to the overal union of a mind of great bliss and the emptiness of all phenomena.

The Sanskrit term Heruka was translated into both Chinese and Tibetan as “blood drinker,” which scholar Ronald Davidson calls “curious,” speculating that the nonliteral translation derived f When the consort is a visualised one they are known as the jnanamudra. Judith Simmer-Brown explains how karmamudra can be used to explore the nature of passion: There are traditionally three ways to realise the nature of passion in the yogic tradition of Tantra.


First in creation-phase practice one can visualise the yidams as yab-yum in sexual union Third, one can practice so-called sexual yoga karmamudra, lekyi chagya with a consort.

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Realising the true nature of passion in all of these forms trans Although there are several forms, the basic iconography is that she has one fac Kun-byed Rgyal-po’i Rgyud; English translation: Samantabhadra is presented or personified in this tantric Buddhist text as bodhi-citta, the Awakened Chakrasqmvara, the “mind of perfect purity”. In chaakrasamvara Kunjed Gyalpo, Samantabhadra discourses to Vajrasattva who asks questions in clarification. This tantric work is the principal ‘mind-series’ Wylie: Summary In the Kulaya The Guhyagarbha Tantra The Tantra of the Secret Quintessence is the main tantra of the Mahayoga class and the primary Tantric text studied in the Nyingma tradition as a key to understanding empowerment, samaya, mantras, mandalas and other Vajrayana topics.

Traditionally higher tantras require an empowerment and transmission from a chakrasamvaraa guru or lama before they can be studied and practiced, and were therefore not usually discussed publicly.

Chakrasamvara Tantra

Tibetan thangka from 18th century. Charya tantra, Upa tantra, or Ubhaya tantra is a yana literally “vehicle” of Vajrayana Buddhism is both a class of tantric literature and of praxis. Hence, outer and inner conduct. The Charya tantra is chakrasajvara as one of the three Outer Tantras in both the four-tantric-yanas classification scheme of the Sarma, or ‘New Translation Schools’ and the nine-yana classification of the Nyingma, ‘Ancient Translation School’.

Nomenclature, orthography and etymology Tibetan: Vikramashila was established by King Dharmapala to in response to a supposed decline in the quality of scholarship at Nalanda. Atisha, the renowned pandita, is sometimes listed as a notable abbot. According to Tibetan sources, five great Mahaviharas stood out: Vikramashila, the premier university of the era; Nalanda, past its prime but still illustrious, Somapura, Odantapura, and Jagaddala. She is seen as being ideally suited for people with strong passions, providing the way to transform those passions into enlightened virtues.

The word “Shingon” is the Japanese reading of Chinese: Some scholars identify it as a compilation of a core dated circa 6th century with accretions and additions. A Tantrs of Buddhism. Devata-yoga is a practice of Vajrayana Buddhism involving identification with a chosen deity through visualisations and rituals, and the realisation of emptiness. According to the Tibetan scholar Tsongkhapa, deity yoga is what separates Buddhist Tantra practice from the practice of other Buddhist schools.

In the generation stage, one dissolves the mundane world and visualizes one’s chosen deity yidamits mandala and companion deities, resulting in identification with this chakrasqmvara reality. Completion stage practices can also include subtle body energy practices. Purpose The purpose of Deity yoga is to bring the meditator to the realization tantta the yidam or meditation de Hindu god Indra riding on Airavata carrying a vajra.

This weapon is made of the bones of “Maharshi Dadhichi” according to the Hindu Mythology.

Vajra is a weapon used as a ritual object to symbolize both the properties of a diamond indestructibility and a thunderbolt irresistible force ; the Sanskrit word has both these meanings.

The ribs may meet in a ball-shaped top, or they may be separate and end in sharp points with which to stab. The vajra is the weapon of the Indian Vedic rain and thunder-deity Indra, and is used symbolically by the dharma traditions of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism, often to represent firmness of spirit and spiritual power.

According to the Indian mythology, vajra is considered as one of the most powerful weapons in the universe[2] The use of the vajra as a symbolic and ritual tool spread from India along with Indian religion and culture to other parts of Asia.

A vajra Mahakala holding Vajra Weapon The Compendium of Principles marks the emergence of mature Indian Buddhist tantra at the end of the seventh century, and it immediately spawned a body of literary progeny that has played a central and enduring role in the development of tantric Buddhism in India, Tibet, China, and Japan.


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Etymology The neologism entheogen was coined in by a group of eth The ganachakra often comprises a sacramental meal and festivities such as dancing; the feast generally consisting of materials that were considered forbidden or taboo in medieval India, where the tantric movement arose. The feast is an esoteric ritual that unfolds in many stages. The sacred space for the ceremony is demarcated by geometric designs drawn on the ground with powdered pigments Mahasiddhas were practitioners of yoga and tantra, or tantrikas.

Their historical influence throughout the Indian subcontinent and the Himalayas was vast and they reached mythic proportions as codified in their songs of realization and hagiographies, or namtars, many of which have been preserved in the Tibetan Buddhist canon. The Mahasiddhas are the founders of Vajrayana traditions and lineages such as Dzogchen and Mahamudra. Robert Thurman explains the symbiotic relationship between Tantric Buddhist communities and the Buddhist universities such as Nalanda which Shmashana Adhipati is a name given to a deity either male or female and also together as a consort, who rules smashan.

The Shamashana Adhiapati literally translates to Lord of Shmashana. One epithet for Shiva is “inhabitant of the cremation ground” Sanskrit: Kali’s association with blackness stands in contrast to her consort, Shiva, whose body is covered by the white ashes of the cremation ground Sanskrit: Shmashana Kali is also a protector. She can be used to chase away bad spirits. Tibetan Buddhism is the form of Buddhist doctrine and institutions named after the lands of Tibet, but also found in the regions surrounding the Himalayas and much of Central Asia.

It derives from the latest stages of Indian Buddhism and preserves “the Tantric status quo of eighth-century India. Tibetan Buddhism applies Tantric practices, especially deity yoga, and aspires to Buddhahood or the rainbow body. Nomenclature Westerners unfamiliar with Tibetan Buddhism initially turned to China Rechung Dorje Drakpa Tibetan: The other student was Gampopa, founder of the Dagpo Kagyu. The text was hidden by Rechungpa, later recovered as a terma by Tsangpa Gyare, who founded the Drukpa Lineage.

This lineage has been similarly transmitted without interruption until the present time. In Tibetan it is considered to be the main representative of the Yogatantra class of texts. Enlightenment is imminent, but the Prince chakrsaamvara still not attained it because he is still attached in some small wa Yidam is a type of deity associated with tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism said to be manifestations of Buddhahood or chakrasamvafa mind.

Examples of yidams include the meditation deities Chakrasamvara, Kalachakra, Hevajra, Yamantaka, and Vajrayogini, all of whom have a cha,rasamvara iconography, mandala, mantra, rites of invocation and practice. In Vajrayana, the yidam is one of the three roots of the “inner” refuge formula and is also the key element of Deity yoga since the ‘deity’ in the yoga is the yidam.