Tibetan Yoga Retreat

Lama Norbu

With Lama Norbu

September 11th- 13th  2015

10am-4pm

At Happy Corner
Meditation Shack
689 E 18th St Chico

(530) 828 2589

Tibetan yoga is an ancient and powerful purification practice which takes one beyond limitations and beliefs, helping to break through perceived barriers with deep love and compassion. Employing yantra, mudra, and mantra, you will be guided to balance the five elements of your body – fire, earth, water, wind, and space. Through love, this practice transforms imbalance into balance and perfection, opening the practitioner to the experience of ultimate Oneness with the Universe.

The mystical practice of Tibetan Yoga is known to awaken intrinsic abilities of the human body as those exhibited by the Tibetan Buddhist monks meditating for hours in the snow wearing nothing but thin robes. Open your heart and receive a deep teaching and a direct transmission from a true Vajra Master.No prior yoga experience is necessary.

 

 

Lama Norbu is a master of Vajrayana in the Tibetan tradition. During 20 years at Sera Monastery, he was blessed to study both Sutras and Tantras with many renowned teachers. Having mastered his studies, Lama Norbu has dedicated his life to sharing the treasure of Tibetan Yoga and spreading Dharma around the world.
“Through the practice of Tibetan Yoga I, myself, have experienced extraordinary benefits and have witnessed a transformation within myself beyond any tradition. By the kindness of my Guru, it is now time to share this teaching with people.”

A Happy Song to Invoke your Primordial Nature

 

With the sun in my heart

Shining love to all beings

I contentedly sit in the

Great wholly site of Mother Nature

and write an invocation of your primordial nature.

 

Having for so so long mis identified

Myself with the constantly

overlapping distracted thoughts

about vague and confused topics.

(a completely unrealistic basis!)

I have fully gone ahead with all manner of ill conceived

attitudes and actions that

assuredly produce the full range of suffering

from mild disconnectedness to

soul crushing anguish.

 

Yet, although this, my gloomy darkness of mind

has persisted for millennial

the sun-like radiance of your original nature

is in no way diminished

and naturally dispels any and all traces of

my ignorance

by virtue of its essential energy.

(If the show is such that identification still need be made

this would be a more realistic basis.)

 

 

Limitless and illimitable relaxation

accompanying every respiration

Devoid of spurious ideation

Accomplishes natural liberation

 

Deep in your heart

Know you are kind

Breaking Free of the

Double Bind

Stop trying to smell your own behind

What is the odor of your currently present mind?

 

 

Is it a phenomena?

Then there is an offering.

Does something arise?

Then it is a divine gift to deity.

 

How does it abide?

What is its duration?

As it does, there is Deities ornamentation.

 

Did it go away? Subsided in Deity’s Display?

 

Then just let it play.

View

View or position (Pali diṭṭhi, Sanskrit dṛṣṭi) is a central idea in Buddhism. In Buddhist thought, in contrast with the commonsense understanding, a view is not a simple, abstract collection of propositions, but a charged interpretation of experience which intensely shapes and affects thought, sensation, and action. Having the proper mental attitude toward views is therefore considered an integral part of the Buddhist path.

Positions

Views are produced by and in turn produce mental conditioning. They are symptoms of conditioning, rather than neutral alternatives individuals can dispassionately choose.  The Buddha, according to the discourses, having attained the state of unconditioned mind, is said to have “passed beyond the bondage, tie, greed, obsession, acceptance, attachment, and lust of view.”

The Buddha of the early discourses often refers to the negative effect of attachment to speculative or fixed views, dogmatic opinions, or even correct views if not personally known to be true. In describing the highly diverse intellectual landscape of his day, he is said to have referred to “the wrangling of views, the jungle of views.”  He assumed an unsympathetic attitude toward speculative and religious thought in general.  In a set of poems in the Sutta Nipata, the Buddha states that he himself has no viewpoint. According to Steven Collins, these poems distill the style of teaching that was concerned less with the content of views and theories than with the psychological state of those who hold them.

Those who wish to experience nirvana must free themselves from everything binding them to the world, including philosophical and religious doctrines.  Right view as the first part of the Noble Eightfold Path leads ultimately not to the holding of correct views, but to a detached form of cognition.

Four wrong views

Gyurme (1987: p. 1431) in his treatise on the principal Nyingma Mahayoga tantra, the Guhyagarbha Tantra and its detailed Dzogchen commentary by Longchenpa, conveys the following ‘four false views’ (Tibetan: ཕྱིན་ཅི་ལོག་བཞི, Wylie: phyin ci log bzhi) they are inappropriate subtle ‘activities’ (Wylie: phyin) of the mindstream formed from ‘habitual patterns’ (Sanskrit: vāsanā) that collapse the ‘expanse of possibility’ or ‘openness’ (Sanskrit: sunyata) into structures of fixed views or ‘formations’ (Sanskrit: saṅkhāra) in regards to ‘purity of conduct’ (Wylie: Śīla), ‘suffering’ (Sanskrit: dukkha), ‘selflessness’ (Sanskrit: anatman) and ‘impermanence’ (Sanskrit: anitya):

The ‘”four erroneous views” (phyin ci log bzhi) are to apprehend impurity as purity, to apprehend selflessness as self, to apprehend suffering as happiness, and to apprehend impermanence as permanence.

The definition of a wrong view is an intellectually-formed wrong awareness that denies the existence of an object that it is necessary to understand to attain liberation or enlightenment. Examples of wrong views are denying the existence of past and future lives; denying the existence of the two truths; denying the existence of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha; denying the existence of the four noble truths; and denying the existence of the five paths. Such wrong views block our progress to liberation and enlightenment.

The effects of developing such wrong views are that we will become very dull and ignorance, and that we will be reborn in countries where there is no Buddhadharma or during a dark age when no Buddha has taught the doctrine. As wrong views are so harmful we should strive to overcome them by developing correct views.

 

We will now demonstrate that what you usually take to be the apparently separately existing external world is in fact a best guess hunch that your brain is assembling from your senses.

Move in close and put your face about a palms distance from the screen.

Gaze intently at the +  in the middle of the photo.  Continue to look at it very closely.

You will start to see a green dot that rotates around the circle -eating up the purple dots until they are all but gone…

 

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