Thursday, March 26, 2009

Chakra Vajrayana Bonpo tradition

Vajrayana and Tantric Buddhist teachings involve a voluminous list of topics in Tibetan Buddhist teachings. Energy imbalanxces give rise to the rationale of balancing the chakras and the healing systems for such balancing as well as shamanic healing have come to the fore,attempting and often syuccessful at holistic healing. Symptomatic of imbalances are the following:

  • losing touch with feelings and sensations

  • living in one's head-subtle anxieties arise

  • the person reaches out for "compensating" experiences

  • The kye-rim (Tibetan) and dzog-rim (Tibetan) stages work with the 'chakra' (Tibetan: khorlo). --- the two Tietan stages above are involved with the balancing.

  • pranic centers movement of prana can not be separated from experience-each of the 6 major chakras are linked to each of the 6 experiential qualities of the 6 realms of exiastence

  • Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche uses an isnightful conputer analogy in which the chakras are likened to hard drives and one file is always open. What is displayed by the file shapes experience.

  • Yoga opens the chakras and filters in positive experiences, qualities associated with a particular chakra. This would presuppose what chakras are weakened and out of balance and would imply which therapy map as it were would be most appropriate in balancing them and opening them. I recall reading where the Christ opened the chakras of the Magdalene to experience the Christ in other realms. Could this be what the secrets of the gnostics consisted of, and what the Christ alluded to as ,in part, the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven.? How many were privy to all of these secrets we could never know, at least not in the present. Just conjectural at present.

  • A seed or syllable evokes the password to open the file or chakra. The supreme improtance of chanting and mantras in the Eastern traditions or ,in the semitic tradition, of utterance of speech or correct words, the power of words to create worlds, if we only knew the words to utter in our blighted ignorance.

  • Tantric practice produces bliss, I am assuring myself, blissful states even though short lived,and leads to control over perception and cognition.Some would say a never ending state is tantamount to becoming a god, bodhissatva or like compassionate individual who cannot die.

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According to contemporary buddhist teacher Tarthang Tulku, the heart
chakra is very important for the feeling of existential fulfillment.[citation
A result of energetic imbalance between chakras is an almost
continuous feeling of dissatisfaction. When the heart chakra is agitated, people
lose touch with feelings and sensations, and that breeds the sense of
dissatisfaction. That leads to looking outside for fulfillment.
When people
live in their heads, feelings are secondary, they are interpretations of mental
images that are fed back to the individual. When awareness is focused on
memories of past experiences and mental verbalizations, the energy flow to the
head chakra increases and the energy flow to the heart chakra lessens
. Without
nurturing feelings of the heart a subtle form of anxiety arises which results in
the self reaching out for experience.
When the throat chakra settles and
energy is distributed evenly between the head and the heart chakras, one is able
to truly contact one's senses and touch real feelings.[10]
Chögyal Namkai
Norbu Rinpoche
teaches a version of the Six Lokas sadhana which works with the
chakra system.[citation
The kye-rim (Tibetan) and dzog-rim (Tibetan) stages work
with the 'chakra' (Tibetan: khorlo).

Chakras, as pranic centers of the body, according to the Himalayan Bönpo tradition, influence the quality of experience, because movement of prana can not be separated from experience. Each of six major chakras are linked to experiential qualities of one of the six realms of existence.[11]
A modern teacher, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche uses a computer analogy: main chakras are like hard drives. Each hard drive has many files. One of the files is always open in each of the chakras, no matter how "closed" that particular chakra may be. What is displayed by the file shapes experience.
The tsa lung practices such as those embodied in Trul Khor lineages open channels so lung (Lung is a Tibetan term cognate with prana or qi) may move without obstruction. Yoga opens chakras and evokes positive qualities associated with a particular chakra. In the hard drive analogy, the screen is cleared and a file is called up that contains positive, supportive qualities. A seed syllable (Sanskrit bija) is used both as a password that evokes the positive quality and the armor that sustains the quality.[11]
Tantric practice eventually transforms all experience into bliss. The practice liberates from negative conditioning and leads to control over perception and cognition.[11]
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche teaches a version of the Six Lokas sadhana which works with the chakra system.

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