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Great Clouds of Blessings 2

Great Clouds of Blessings 2 – HIGHLIGHT

A continuation of comments on A Supplication for Magnetizing the Phenomenal World by Russell Rodgers Vajrayogini Some of the deities that arise in the next section of the chant are familiar to senior practitioners. Vajravarahi is also known as Vajrayogini. Padmaraja is an aspect of Padmasambhava. Kurukulla is another ... continue
Posted September 22, 2017 by CGH
Great Clouds of Blessings 1

Great Clouds of Blessings 1 – HIGHLIGHT

Comments on A Supplication for Magnetizing the Phenomenal World by Russell Rodgers Jamgön Mipham Gyatso This is a less well-known optional morning chant that anyone can do. It was written by the great Jamgön Mipham Gyatso 1879. It belongs to a class of practices that are appropriate when special ... continue
Posted September 20, 2017 by CGH
Supplication to Padmasambhava 2

Supplication to Padmasambhava 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Continuing our look at a supplication chant to Guru Rinpoche by Russell Rodgers O Jetsün Guru Rinpoche, Refuge of all beings in the three realms, Consider your vow. Dispel outer, inner and secret obstacles. Jetsün is an honorific term for especially revered gurus. The three realms refer to the realm in ... continue
Posted June 18, 2017 by CGH
Supplication to Padmasambhava 1

Supplication to Padmasambhava 1 – HIGHLIGHT

Some background to help us understand a supplication chant to Guru Rinpoche by Russell Rodgers Buddhism’s tremendous success in Tibet can be traced to the activities of an eighth century Indian yogi named Padmasambhava, known by Tibetans as “Guru Rinpoche.” His story is important for us here in ... continue
Posted June 16, 2017 by CGH
Concluding Request to the Protectors

Concluding Request to the Protectors – HIGHLIGHT

Understanding apparent contradictions in a text that many Shambhalians chant daily as an ongoing part of their practice by Russell Rodgers Doesn’t the Concluding Request to the Protectors contradict other Buddhist teachings? Certainly, this is the most frequent comment I hear about this chant. The line requesting “glory, ... continue
Posted June 10, 2017 by CGH
Senior Teacher Jude Robison

Ekajati and the Ati Teachings – HIGHLIGHT

Exploring depth and meaning in the Ekajati protector chant by Russell Rodgers Ekajati: Queen of the Mamos, thangka painting by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche This chant has an extraordinary level of teaching in it about the nature of mind and the nature of reality. To the extent that one truly ... continue
Posted January 2, 2017 by CGH
Is Vetali Real?

Is Vetali Real? – HIGHLIGHT

Our series of essays on the Shambhala chants continues, with a look at the “reality” of another protector by Russell Rodgers “Is Vetali real” seems like a simple enough question, deserving a “yes” or “no” answer. In fact, this question has many levels. In one of the previous ... continue
Posted December 31, 2016 by CGH
Entender la "Proclamación de la bondad"

Entender la “Proclamación de la bondad”

Foto de Susanne Long Keniley, Centro Shambhala de Albuquerque Esta simple súplica de cuatro líneas compuesta por Sákyong Mipham Rimpoché tiene muchísimo contenido. Uno de sus significados está al nivel de los pensamientos y asociaciones ordinarias. Luego hay otro nivel que las palabras no pueden expresar directamente ... continue
Posted November 6, 2016 by luz_rodriguez
Meet the Four Armed Mahakala

Meet the Four Armed Mahakala – HIGHLIGHT

What is a mahakala? Do they exist in reality? by Russell Rodgers These are questions provoked by doing the chants. In this essay, I’ll explore those questions a little more, and in addition talk about the Four Armed Mahakala in particular. In the previous essay, “The Protector Ritual,” we ... continue
Posted October 27, 2016 by CGH
Aspiración de Shambhala

Aspiración de Shambhala

por Russell Rodgers En medio de nuestra corriente de pensamientos habituales, tendemos a olvidar lo que nos es más importante. Los cantos de aspiración son recordatorios. Si aspiramos conscientemente a algo, es más probable que ocurra. Si no aspiramos, la probabilidad es puramente aleatoria. Aun peor, el ... continue
Posted October 24, 2016 by luz_rodriguez
Súplica al linaje Shambhala

Súplica al linaje Shambhala

por Russell Rodgers En este canto Sákyong Mipham Rimpoché reconoce las fuentes del Linaje de Shambhala. Había cuatro linajes principales en el Tíbet: los gelugpa (el linaje del Dalai Lama), los sakya, los kagyü y los ñingma. Considerando nuestro “Linaje Shambhala”, en el momento en que se ... continue
Posted October 24, 2016 by luz_rodriguez
Canto de los protectores de Shambhala

Canto de los protectores de Shambhala

por Russell Rodgers Un flujo constante de coincidencia conforma nuestras vidas. Nos levantamos por la mañana. Está lloviendo y eso siempre nos deprime un poquito. Hay un colapso de tráfico en el camino al trabajo. En el trabajo pierdes a un cliente importante. Luego sale el sol, ... continue
Posted October 24, 2016 by luz_rodriguez
The Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra – HIGHLIGHT

An explication of The Sutra of the Heart of Transcendent Knowledge by Russell Rodgers The “Heart Sutra” is chanted by Mahayana practitioners all over the world. You could do it at home to start your meditation. Its full title is “The Sutra of the Heart of Transcendent Knowledge.” ... continue
Posted October 23, 2016 by CGH
La Dedicación de Mérito de Shambhala

La Dedicación de Mérito de Shambhala

por Russell Rodgers Que por la confianza del áureo Sol del Gran Este, florezca el jardín de lotos de la sabiduría del Rigden. Que se disipe la oscura ignorancia de los seres sensibles. Gocen de profunda y brillante gloria todos los seres.  En general, dedicar el mérito nos hace prestar atención ... continue
Posted October 22, 2016 by CGH
Supplication to the Takpo Kagyu

Supplication to the Takpo Kagyu – HIGHLIGHT

We continue exploring the Shambhala chants with a look at the Kagyu lineage supplication by Russell Rodgers Kagyu Monlam, The Kagyu lineage is one of the three main Tibetan lineages that form the basis of Shambhala Buddhism. Each of these lineages contributed a unique approach to enlightenment. The particular ... continue
Posted October 21, 2016 by CGH


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