Three Vajras

Five types (families) of practitioners

Ratna family (the Yellow Buddha and Tara family) Representatives of the Ratna family are more prone to creativity. It is sufficient for them to obtain common principles of the Teaching and let the very creative process supplement and remake it in their own way. “Ratnas” preserve the basics of the Teaching but bring in their originality. If “ratnas” would be demanded to follow instructions precisely – then their creative potential diminish, because such an approach leads to a conflict with their nature of mind. So, while teaching the ratna family,…read more

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The White Tara Sadhana (Practice of contraction and expansion)

In the beginning of the practice we learn to distance and diminish those objects and phenomena which cause suffering and to enlarge and bring closer those objects and phenomena which are desirable for us. By enlarging and bringing phenomena closer we increase the clarity of their perception. We then learn to contract objects to the size of a point and to expand them to the size of universe. Exercise: In our heart we visualize a star-like spot of bright white-and-pale-blue light. It has a size of the tip of a…read more

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The Sun and Moon Sadhana

The problem we work with in this sadhana is the problem of directing and containing sexual energy. Sexual relationships are an acute problem for those who practice Dharma. When we consider the flow of sexual energy, we may say that a process of polarization is taking place resulting in tension between two poles: the left and the right, the female and the male. In order to compensate that which is not compensated between the left and the right, an individual seeks for an outer source, i.e. for a partner. An…read more

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Sadhana of the Clear Lights (Sadhana of Green Tara)

This sadhana is a practice focusing on the short central channel: a channel with its lowest point in the base of the spine and its highest point just below the heart (this point supports the physical heart). In this practice we work with four points of Clear Lights by both visualizing and praying to these Lights. These are Blue, Green, Yellow and Red lights. All the points, except the point of Red light, are visualized along a straight line in the center of our body (in the central channel); the…read more

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Black Tara

The Immeasurable Feeling of the Black Tara is Repentance. Her organ is gallbladder. Her fundamental doctrine is the Adoption of Samaya Vows. Repentance is usually perceived as a necessary but unpleasant thing. A person works their way through repentance and then tries to avoid it in order not to remain in guilt. This approach is deeply flawed because Repentance is an Immeasurable Feeling. And like any other Immeasurable Feeling, it frees. When we experience other Immeasurable Feelings such as Loving Kindness, or Peace, we don’t feel this need to “get away” from…read more

Yellow Tara

The Yellow Tara expresses the energy of the colon. Her key Immeasurable Feeling is Peace. Her fundamental doctrine is about the Immeasurable Feelings. Her transfer of teaching is the most “human” one among those of other Buddhas and Taras (best suitable for human beings); her language is  purely human. Her teaching is based on the explanation of human communication (that is, what is the reason people tend to unite into families and Sanghas). Yellow Tara describes precisely the phenomenon of human communication and commitment to each other. Her theory (doctrine) is more ancient than Buddhism,…read more

Green Tara

The Green Tara expresses the energy of the small intestine. Her key Immeasurable Feeling is Joy. Her main doctrine is the Six Realms of Existence. Joy is the only infinite emotion that all beings want to feel. Its uniqueness is universal: all beings want to be happy. No creature in existence wants to be sad or scared. When meditating on the emotion of joy, we must understand that this feeling is something that is much more, than the external reasons that we usually associate with. It is necessary to study its absolute nature that represents the…read more

Red Tara

The Red Tara expresses the energy of the stomach. The Infinite Feeling of the Red Tara is Benevolence. Her fundamental teaching is about the Five Hindrances. The nature of the Red Tara is dynamic. She is depicted dancing, or in an angry posture with sharp teeth, hair standing on end and angry attributes like skulls and dagger. She covers the entire cycle of energy and as its mistress, she sets it in motion (stomach receives energy of food). Her Infinite Feeling is Benevolence. The correct form of Benevolence towards all sentient beings is wanting them to wake up from the nightmare of…read more

White Tara

The White Tara expresses the energy of the bladder. The Immeasurable Feeling, inherent in it, is Compassion. Her fundamental doctrine is the Five Skandhas. The White Tara has regal character. She is depicted with the royal crown, long hair and rich ornaments. She has seven eyes (portrayed is a third eye, plus two on the palms and two on the soles of her feet – symbols of the Five Skandhas) – she sees the emptiness of the five groups of attachment that allow you to eliminate the Five Hindrances in practice. In her right…read more

Blue Buddha – Medicine Buddha

An Immeasurable Feeling of the Blue Buddha is Loving Kindness. His organ in a body – Kidneys. His fundamental doctrine is of the Twelve Nidanas. The essence of his teachings is the interdependence that exists on the process of occurring of all phenomena – the doctrine of the Twelve Nidanas. The mutual dependence of occurrence of all phenomena means the lack of existence of the “I”. The Twelve Nidanas are twelve links of interdependent occurrence of all phenomena, that is, there is no independent or permanent source from which these phenomena would occur….read more

Yellow Buddha Ratnasambhava

Energy of Ratnasambhava is in Spleen. An Immeasurable Feeling – Patience. The fundamental teaching – of Death. Buddha Ratnasambhava is the Buddha who occupies a central position in many mandalas as it symbolizes the Earth element – the central element. His Immeasurable Feeling is Patience. He has the character of detached philosopher, cemetery ascetic. He may be depicted decorated with jewels, but precisely because these jewels are the result of detachment from worldly thinking and lifestyle. He expresses the energy of taking the knowledge of Death as a guide for…read more

Green Buddha Amoghasiddhi

Amoghasiddhi expresses the energy of the liver. His key Immeasurable Feeling – Gratitude. His main teaching – Karma. An Immeasurable Feeling of the Green Buddha – Gratitude – is the foundation for successful action in life. Therefore, when we talk about the Green Buddha – we are talking about the Buddha of Perfect Actions. Gratitude shows us the unmistakable direction for the right way forward. Appearance of the Green Buddha: he is a warrior by nature of his power, military commander. He leads the troops of our skills, combines them…read more

Red Buddha Amitabha

Amitabha expresses the energy of the heart. His Infinite Feeling is Giving. His main teaching is about the Nature of Mind. He expresses the principle of the integrity of consciousness, that is, he shows us that the Nature of the Mind is integral and not designed. The Nature of Mind does not emerge or disappear; is not reduced or increased; is not existent or non-existent. Amitabha is contemplated as a 16-year-old, in freely-fitting rich clothes. He is often depicted in the free position, like he is feasting. Human consciousness is…read more

White Buddha Vairocana

White Buddha expresses the energy of lungs His Immeasurable Feeling is Confidence His main teaching is Acceptance of refuge in the Three Jewels (Triratna) Vairocana is a disciple of all other Buddhas and Dakinis and represents the image of the ideal student: respectful, modest gatherer of all the teachings with the mind supple as bamboo, an example for the whole Sangha. With all the qualities of an ideal student, he helps the practitioner to take refuge in the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha). Taking a decision about accepting refuge…read more

Sadhana of Zombidakini

By Vladimir Pyatsky Translation by: Helga Ivars Anderes Von Krauzinsh Ocean, surpassing the forms of the Pure Consciousness, Indifferent to bliss and suffering, Containing the experiences of clarity, bliss and silence of the mind! I have nothing to tell You, For I cannot labor under delusion about You any longer, As I am – Your speech. I cannot worship You And cannot avoid You, As I am -Your sight. I cannot meet You And cannot part with You As I am – Your heart. Such is the practice of Zombi…read more

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