The Cakrasamvara Tantra (The Discourse of Sri Heruka) (Sriherukabhidhana) A Study and Annotated Translation b y David B. Gray Editing and Design by. Scripturally, the Cakrasamvara Tantra dates from around the late 8th to the 9th Century CE by scholars. According to scriptural sources, the. : The Cakrasamvara Tantra (The Discourse of Sri Heruka): Śrīherukābhidhāna: A Study and Annotated Translation (Treasury of the Buddhist .

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So this tendency to forsake and forget about the Guhyasamaja practice and just emphasize Vajrayogini in the monasteries, this he was extremely critical of.

What Is Chakrasamvara Practice?

Okay, so here is our mission, our goal, why we practice anuttarayoga tantra, the highest class of tantra. Then the Chakrasamvara system he followed — his main practice was one of them, the Luipa tradition.

And there are various methods in which we experience something a little bit similar to it during our lifetime: They are in turn surrounded by the Three Wheels, three concentric Mind, Speech, and Body wheels, each of which has eight pairs of deities in sexual embrace, for a total of twenty-four couples, corresponding to the sacred sites.

This is what is basically practiced as the first stage of Chakrasamvara practice. How absolutely gorgeous this goddess is. And in his commentary on this abbreviated Chakrasamvara tantra, there are very few words on Vajrayogini. Out of compassion giving them initiation, bringing them to clear-light mind, making them Buddhas and so on. A translation of Tsongkhapa’s commentary on a tradition of yoga closely associated with the Cakrasamvara.

So here we have that also in Chakrasamvara. This is very important.

So this is the system in which you find these Indian commentaries that explain the theory of the entire tantra system and how you can decode these hidden, or obscure, tantras.

In other words, take a shower. Fifty-one is for cajrasamvara letters in the Sanskrit alphabet there are fifty-one letters. According to scriptural sources, the original Cakrasamvara Tantra were in two editions, inverses and inverses. The root tantra is mostly about the complete-stage practice.


These are achieved through deity yoga visualizing oneself as the deity and the cakrsaamvara of mantras. This is very much the standard recommendation that His Holiness always gives — that all the Tibetan traditions come from India, and so rely on the Indian texts, the original versions, and not on the later Tibetan commentaries. It was composed in India during the mid-to-late eighth century, and it quickly became one of the most important Indian Buddhist Tantras, as evidenced by the large number of commentaries and associated ritual literature that it inspired.

And then in our actual meditation to attain clear light, we work through these stages in that session to get to the clear light. Additionally, it is also mapped onto the human body, with the cakrzsamvara sites and associated deities linked to various parts of of the body. Cakraasmvara the Buddhists in this way brought all these various Hindu deities and so on into Buddhism — but with the general context of compassion that will bring them tahtra enlightenment and so on — and then included them in our mandalas.

Finished the year with a spiritual bang – Retreat. Interestingly, in the chapters 47 and 48 explains about the yogini tantra of Vajrayogini. But when you work with many, many different systems, you soon realize that you can represent method and wisdom and the six paramitas and things in so many different ways.

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In terms of meditative practice, there are three prevalent lineages of Cakramsamvara that stem all the way back to three great Indian Mahasiddhas — Luipa, Ghantapa and Krishnacarya. But anyway Buton had his criteria.

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So out of these three systems that are cakrrasamvara together, which is very unique and very special in Gelugpa: But on the generation stage, we start by just imagining it. And our compassion, our concern for others, is so strong that we want to do that in the most efficient way.

The body-mandala practice of it is a special lineage in which the empowerment is given from the body mandala as opposed to given from an external mandala. Now, you find some practitioners within the Gelugpa cakasamvara put a great deal of emphasis on Vajrayogini. There is an anuttarayoga Vajrasattva Samvara empowerment — remember Samvara was one of the names for Chakrasamvara — who is white with three faces, six arms, and embracing a partner that looks the same.


There are many variants of everything. This Drilbupa, or Ghantapa, lineage has both a five-deity practice and a body-mandala practice [See also: And twntra practiced six main anuttarayoga Buddha-figure systems: So again this whole emphasis on enhancing this bliss, this happiness.

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A detailed study of an important Tibetan Cakrasamvara pilgrimage place. Subscription Get notify when I publish new content. This myth reflects the mixed origins of the tradition and expresses a Buddhist awareness that one of their more important textual and ritual traditions shared more than superficial similarity with those upheld by rival Hindu groups. Argham — water to drink Padyam — water to wash the feet. It also reflects a focus on practices that, in a Buddhist monastic context at least, were deemed transgressive, such as sexual yogic practices as well as animal sacrifice and apparently even anthropophagy.

So the initial level motivation — we want to continue having better types of rebirth, more specifically precious human rebirths, in all our future lives so that we can continue on the path of the practice.

And then Chakrasamvara is brought in for the tummo gtum-mothe internal heat practices, which are essential for experiencing these different levels of bliss within the central channel that I mentioned. And so within that tradition, things being a little bit chaotic and having too many variants and so on is very, very uncomfortable. And then the central figure in the tree of assembled gurus is Tsongkhapa.