Dakini Simhamukha of Ayu Khadro Teaching by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
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It was extraordinary Dharma event to listen Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche´s teaching Simhamukha Dakini mind terma of Ayu Khadro Dorje Paldron (1839-1953) on open webcast from Tashi Gar in Argentina .
In these days of March we celebrated 60 anniversary of Ayu Khadro .
DAKINI SIAMUKHA OF AYU KHADRO TEACHING
BY CHÖGYAL NAMKHAI NORBU
Homage to the Three Roots
Right from the beginning when I received Dzogchen teachings from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu (from June 1989 onwards ) I felt very close to the Dakini Siamukha who also has close connection to Guru Padmasambhava .
Tulku Thondup writes in his book Hidden Teachings of Tibet :All tertöns/hidden treasure discoverers have Mind-mandate transmission of Guru Rinpoche (Explanation of the Terma Tradition of the Nyingma School of Buddhism , Wisdom Intermediate Series , Wisdom Publications, 1986).
Uninterrupted Ati yoga Dzogchen Lineage of Samantabhadra-Vajrasattva-Guru Garab Dorje and all lineage masters , including Manjushrimitra, Shri Singha, Vimalamitra, Guru Padmasambhava , Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Nyala Pema Dündul , Ayu Khadro till present lineage masters like Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and others contemplate :
“The Mind transmission of the buddhas of three times is known as a transmission through blessings – naturally perfect blessings of all buddhas of the past and the future and of those who reside in the present.
Wellspring of the great perfection – The lives and insights of the early masters , compiled and edited by E.P. Kunsang, The Twelve Dzogchen Buddhas , An excerpt from the great history of the Heart Essence , part One belonging to the instruction section Cycle of the Heart Essence of Vimalamitra ,
Ayu Khadro was one of those gifted Dzogchen masters who upholded this lineage and manifested Rainbow body with remainder , the same as Drimed Ödser , son of Dudjom Lingpa , previous incarnation of Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche (1931-2011).
“ I was remembering when I was in Tibet and received teachings from my woman teacher Ayu Khandro. Ayu Khandro was a student of the first Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Nyagla Padma Dündul, and many of these important teachers.
So I went to receive the Vajrayogini empowerment because I did not know Ayu Khandro and what teachings she was related to. In our region Ayu Khandro was famous, but not famous like a teacher that many people would go to to receive teachings.
I had never met her but I already had the protection cord. Ayu Khandro lived at a small monastery that belonged to the Sakyapa tradition so I thought she was a Sakyapa practitioner. Also Vajrayogini belongs to the Sakyapa
When she read this letter she said, “Oh, you are a scholar studying in the college, a student of Khenpo Khyenrab, [my teacher was a very famous scholar], also you are a reincarnation, a studied one, I am only an old lady, what can I give you?”
It seemed she presented herself in a very humble way.
Then I thought maybe she does not want to give me the teaching. In any case, we met her that day. Nearby there was a Sakyapa monastery and that is where we put our tents and slept. I was not sure she would give me a teaching or not, but we tried again the next day.
Then when we arrived the next day before taking our breakfast, she sent a nun who was doing service for her and her niece, a very young lady, and they brought cheese and yogurt etc., and they said that Khandro sent this and asked me to come and have breakfast with her.
She and her friend were waiting some days there. One day Khyentse Wangpo asked them to come and he gave them a teaching called Khandro Sangdu. That is his terma teaching, Khandro means all dakinis, sangdu means the union of all secret teachings of the dakinis.
Meeting Ayu Khandro and the Drombu
“Dra Thal Gyur tantra explains : Dzogchen is the root of all Teachings on this earth. It is the essence….Dzogchen teaching will develop more and more till the end of our planet . Real state of Siamukha is our Real state. Dzogchen is final state of all Teachings.
Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche : “Guru Yoga and Song of the Vajra : most important Dzogchen practice is contemplation which is the state of Dharmakaya. …mantra is manifestation of Dharmakya through Sambhogakaya through Sounds .
Dra Thal Gyur tantra explains that the Root of all Knowledge is the Sound as transmitted by first of twelve Dzogchen Tummo practice can not be learned only from books, but from experienced Teachers. Books on Kamasutra don´t teach Tummo or inner heat practice. Our physical body has 5 vital energies (lungs) which must circulate correctly.
Meaning of the Bell : it is the method, prajna . Half of the Bell is Vajra, lower part is Sound . Method to get in our Real nature. All Sambhogakaya manifestations manifest from Samantabhadra /Samantabhadri. Union of YabYum represent state of MAHAMUDRA…
“Physical positions are for regulating our energy which depends on the body. Anuyoga uses non-gradual transformations. Anuttaratantra uses only gradual transformations: Kalachakra ptractice is very complicated and long , nowdays this practice become short , 10 pages long sadhana. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu : State of Dzogchen is non-dual of kadakh and lhundrub .
Western Tibet had Shang-shung area around Mt. Kailash .At that time Shang-shung influenced also Tazig Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche explains difference between Hinayana and Mahayana Refuge and Vajrayana initiation.
In Dzogchen we go for Refuge to the Teacher through Guru Yoga : Namo Guru Bhye , Namo Dewa Bhye, Namo Dakini Bhye . Real Buddha is state of Dharmakaya. …. Transmission for Long Tun and Ekajati, Rahula, Dorje Legpa .
Practitioners of lower tantras seek many mantras . More important is to have actual Knowledge . Mantras manifest through natural Sound of Dharmakaya to Sambhogakaya. Inner Sound can also manifest in good practitioners . With Dharma practice we must develop confidence .
Lung of peaceful and wrathful Vajrapani . Peaceful Vajrapani is connected with Guru Garab Dorje . Lung of Red Garudha <- terma of Adzom Drukpa . Gharuda mantra – terma of Changchub Dorje . Practice of Sang and Serkyem . Local guardians are very important in every place . ÖDZER