This is an excerpt from extensive teachings on Lama Tsongkhapa’s commentary on the Six Yogas of Naropa. The teachings were given by Lama Yeshe at. The Tibetan tradition known as the Six Yogas of Naropa is one of the most popular tantric systems with all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Structured and arranged. This collection of readings on the six yogas contains important texts on this esoteric doctrine, including original Indian works by Tilopa and Naropa, and Tibetan.

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Six Yogas of Naropa – Rigpa Wiki

This bindu then leaves the central channel through the crown and comes to rest inside the heart of a deity that is one cubit above in space.

Separating the body and the mind without a support is achieved through the emptiness of great conceptlessness whereby the mind is not attached to the body and the body is not attached to the mind. The branches of that path. There are two methods to separate a body and a mind with support: Starting under the sole of the feet, each point radiates colored light.

Readings on The Six Yogas of Naropa. Before engaging in the actual practices of the Six Dharmas, one begins by doing the “six exercises of Naropa”.

The second Dalai Lama yogaas, Gendun Gyatso has compiled a work on these yogas. Editions du Seuil, Paris, This page was last edited on 26 Julyat Translated, edited and introduced by Glenn H. Part of a series on Tibetan Buddhism Schools. TibetanWylie transliteration and Sanskrit in parentheses. Mahamudra and Related Instructions. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms yogaas Use and Privacy Policy.


They are associated with external and internal signs of the appearance of mirage, yoggas, fireflies, butterlamp, cloudless sky; and whiteness, redness, blackness, and the clear light of early dawn which resembles a mixture of sunlight and moonlight, respectively. The teachings of Tilopa CE are the earliest known work on the six dharmas.

Views Read Edit View history. Tsongkhapa’s Commentary by Glenn Narop. The six dharmas were intended in part to help in the attainment of Buddhahood in an accelerated manner.

A translator and teacher in the lineage, Lama Sarah Hardinghas published a book about Niguma and the core role her teachings such as the six dharmas of Niguma have played in the development of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage. Jacoby, Love and Liberation: A Dictionary of Buddhism.

Six Dharmas of Naropa

Yoga philosophy Bhagavad Gita Yoga Vasistha. A Supplement by Pakmo Drupa Tib. Transference in stages involves dissolving the sufferings of the six realms into a bindu which ascends the body and travels upwards in the central channel. This latter is also the main source of the jaropa informations contained herein. While many of the traditional lists of types of consorts to seek out for joint practice to gain spiritual attainments are written for males and from a male point of view, there are some rare instructions for these sadhanas and for consort choice from the point of view of female practitioners.


There are various lists, usually some combination of the following: Indian Buddhist Tantra Anuttarayoga Tantra. Here the body is envisioned as being entirely without substance, appearing in the mind like a rainbow in the sky.

Six Yogas of Naropa

Once the bindu has reached the crown, it has the nature of five colors, corresponding to the last five stages black is not counted.

The six dharmas are a synthesis or collection of the completion stage practices of several tantras. This gives rise to five signs: An action mudra is a woman, phenomena mudra is all appearance, commitment or pledge mudra is tummowisdom mudra is the meditation deity, and non-duality is the great mudra.

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The six dharmas are ordered and progressive, each subsequent set of practices builds on previous attainments. These next three are considered the main practices of the completion stage Wylie: The four emptinesses are: