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Practice of Phowa in Tibet
Practice of Phowa in Tibet
Published: 2012/05/05
Channel: shiva2012free
Garchen Rinpoche: Phowa I - Teachings (2014 Seattle Teachings)
Garchen Rinpoche: Phowa I - Teachings (2014 Seattle Teachings)
Published: 2014/03/10
Channel: Drikung Seattle
Sogyal Rinpoche ~ The Essential Phowa: A Practice for the Dying
Sogyal Rinpoche ~ The Essential Phowa: A Practice for the Dying
Published: 2012/07/10
Channel: Sogyal Rinpoche
Six Bardos & Phowa Meditation [1]
Six Bardos & Phowa Meditation [1]
Published: 2014/08/17
Channel: Khenpo Sherab Sangpo
¿Que es el Phowa?
¿Que es el Phowa?
Published: 2017/05/27
Channel: Sabiens
Drikung Phowa Chenmo by His Holiness Gyalwa Drikungpa
Drikung Phowa Chenmo by His Holiness Gyalwa Drikungpa
Published: 2014/01/21
Channel: dvp2005
El Phowa, El viaje de la consciencia por Óscar Mateo Quintana - Primera Parte
El Phowa, El viaje de la consciencia por Óscar Mateo Quintana - Primera Parte
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: Divulgadores del Misterio
24. Thiền định và cầu nguyện của Phowa sự chuyển di tâm thức đến cõi tịnh độ cực lạc
24. Thiền định và cầu nguyện của Phowa sự chuyển di tâm thức đến cõi tịnh độ cực lạc
Published: 2016/07/02
Channel: Đại Tạng Kinh Việt Nam
PHOWA - DEMO
PHOWA - DEMO
Published: 2016/01/05
Channel: PHOWA Banda
Phowa Part1 - Lower Realms
Phowa Part1 - Lower Realms
Published: 2015/01/02
Channel: KunzangPalyulCholing
Phowa (part 1)
Phowa (part 1)
Published: 2013/08/09
Channel: jairosoft
破哇法簡介 Dharma Talk: Short Introduction about Phowa
破哇法簡介 Dharma Talk: Short Introduction about Phowa
Published: 2011/04/30
Channel: Konchog Oesel
Charla: Introducción a Phowa y el Bardo /24.sept.2010
Charla: Introducción a Phowa y el Bardo /24.sept.2010
Published: 2011/03/01
Channel: verdeclaromexico
Phowa Teachings
Phowa Teachings
Published: 2016/02/12
Channel: Sangngak Tenzin Rinpoche's teachings
Phowa བདེ་ཆེན་ཞིང་སྒྲུབ་ཆེན་མོ།
Phowa བདེ་ཆེན་ཞིང་སྒྲུབ་ཆེན་མོ།
Published: 2013/11/25
Channel: yuan yao
Garchen Rinpoche: Phowa II - Practice (2014 Seattle Teachings)
Garchen Rinpoche: Phowa II - Practice (2014 Seattle Teachings)
Published: 2014/03/11
Channel: Drikung Seattle
Phowa Retreat & Birthday Celebration, 5th-11th March 2014
Phowa Retreat & Birthday Celebration, 5th-11th March 2014
Published: 2014/01/30
Channel: Drukpa Vietnam TV
Pháp hội Phowa chuyển di tâm thức chùa Vinh Nghiêm 04 Oct 2015
Pháp hội Phowa chuyển di tâm thức chùa Vinh Nghiêm 04 Oct 2015
Published: 2015/10/04
Channel: Hieu Pham Tran
Phowa, Death and Rebirth - Summer Course 2013 [ECTV]
Phowa, Death and Rebirth - Summer Course 2013 [ECTV]
Published: 2013/08/07
Channel: Europe Center
Phowa, Muerte y Renacimiento.
Phowa, Muerte y Renacimiento.
Published: 2013/10/23
Channel: Karma Dechen Ling
Phowa-Part 6: Amitabha and The Bardo of Becoming
Phowa-Part 6: Amitabha and The Bardo of Becoming
Published: 2015/01/11
Channel: KunzangPalyulCholing
Phowa Prayers, Ayang Rinpoche Bodh Gaya 2005
Phowa Prayers, Ayang Rinpoche Bodh Gaya 2005
Published: 2007/12/29
Channel: Geoversity
Phowa Teaching (English&Vietnamese) - 6th March by HH Gyalwang Drukpa
Phowa Teaching (English&Vietnamese) - 6th March by HH Gyalwang Drukpa
Published: 2014/03/06
Channel: Drukpa
21. Phowa: phép chuyển di tâm thức
21. Phowa: phép chuyển di tâm thức
Published: 2017/03/18
Channel: Đại Tạng Kinh Việt Nam
El Phowa, El viaje de la consciencia ( version ampliada) por Óscar Mateo Quintana - Segunda Parte
El Phowa, El viaje de la consciencia ( version ampliada) por Óscar Mateo Quintana - Segunda Parte
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: Divulgadores del Misterio
Lâm Mai Thy (Phổ Từ) Giới Thiệu Đạo Tràng Phowa Mới Tại Little Saigon
Lâm Mai Thy (Phổ Từ) Giới Thiệu Đạo Tràng Phowa Mới Tại Little Saigon
Published: 2016/02/06
Channel: VanHoaNBLV1
phowa 2007 karelia
phowa 2007 karelia
Published: 2007/07/12
Channel: Elizaveta Rumyantseva
Phowa Practice coached by Sungjang Rinpoche
Phowa Practice coached by Sungjang Rinpoche
Published: 2009/05/10
Channel: fungwillable
El Phowa, El viaje de la consciencia ( version ampliada) por Óscar Mateo Quintana - Primera Parte
El Phowa, El viaje de la consciencia ( version ampliada) por Óscar Mateo Quintana - Primera Parte
Published: 2017/11/13
Channel: Divulgadores del Misterio
Horror Inc. - Phowa
Horror Inc. - Phowa
Published: 2013/08/09
Channel: Substantia Nigra
Phowa Practice 1, Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche 7/9/2017
Phowa Practice 1, Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche 7/9/2017
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: bv
Lâm Mai Thy - Pháp Môn Phowa "Chuyển Di Thần Thức"
Lâm Mai Thy - Pháp Môn Phowa "Chuyển Di Thần Thức"
Published: 2012/03/31
Channel: VanHoaNBLV
El Phowa, El viaje de la consciencia por Óscar Mateo Quintana - Segunda Parte
El Phowa, El viaje de la consciencia por Óscar Mateo Quintana - Segunda Parte
Published: 2017/07/25
Channel: Divulgadores del Misterio
Chùa Bảo Phước - Pháp Hội Thính Pháp - Đại Pháp Phowa - Pháp Chuyển Di Thần Thức
Chùa Bảo Phước - Pháp Hội Thính Pháp - Đại Pháp Phowa - Pháp Chuyển Di Thần Thức
Published: 2014/06/07
Channel: hien64phapmontinhdo
Teaching on Phowa by Garchen Rinpoche 1/2 噶千仁波切頗瓦法教授上集(1/25/2014)
Teaching on Phowa by Garchen Rinpoche 1/2 噶千仁波切頗瓦法教授上集(1/25/2014)
Published: 2014/03/24
Channel: rinchencholing
Prayers during the Drikung Phowa
Prayers during the Drikung Phowa
Published: 2008/01/05
Channel: Geoversity
Giới thiệu khóa Chuyên tu Phowa - Pháp tu chuyển di tâm thức
Giới thiệu khóa Chuyên tu Phowa - Pháp tu chuyển di tâm thức
Published: 2014/01/30
Channel: Drukpa Vietnam TV
Phap vuong  Ayang rinpoche giang phap Phowa
Phap vuong Ayang rinpoche giang phap Phowa
Published: 2014/04/14
Channel: Nguyen kha vi Cam
lễ phowa
lễ phowa
Published: 2017/10/30
Channel: Tri Hoang
Amitabha Phowa empowerment (1) / 阿彌陀佛頗瓦灌頂(1 ) by Ven Lama Thubten Nima
Amitabha Phowa empowerment (1) / 阿彌陀佛頗瓦灌頂(1 ) by Ven Lama Thubten Nima
Published: 2014/10/28
Channel: rinchencholing
Longchen Nyingtig phowa by Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok
Longchen Nyingtig phowa by Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok
Published: 2015/09/07
Channel: Ling Lhamo
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's Singapore Program 6 May: Introduction to Phowa - Part 1
Published: 2016/05/19
Channel: Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana
Six Bardos & Phowa Meditation [10]
Six Bardos & Phowa Meditation [10]
Published: 2014/10/31
Channel: Khenpo Sherab Sangpo
Six Bardos & Phowa Meditation [2]
Six Bardos & Phowa Meditation [2]
Published: 2014/08/24
Channel: Khenpo Sherab Sangpo
TTT THÔNG LAI / Conroe, TX "Phowa Cho Cụ Bà Quảng Liên" Oct 1, 2017
TTT THÔNG LAI / Conroe, TX "Phowa Cho Cụ Bà Quảng Liên" Oct 1, 2017
Published: 2017/10/03
Channel: ly tran
Phowa Course, Ayang Rinpoche
Phowa Course, Ayang Rinpoche
Published: 2007/12/10
Channel: Geoversity
KHÓA TU PHOWA DO NGÀI AYANG RIN PONCHE
KHÓA TU PHOWA DO NGÀI AYANG RIN PONCHE
Published: 2015/10/13
Channel: Lâm Minh Đạo
Phowa - Giới Thiệu Khóa Tu Chuyển Di Thần Thức Năm 2014 & 2015 Part 2
Phowa - Giới Thiệu Khóa Tu Chuyển Di Thần Thức Năm 2014 & 2015 Part 2
Published: 2013/10/28
Channel: VanHoaNBLV1
•【¡Phowa!】•
•【¡Phowa!】•
Published: 2015/06/21
Channel: El Tio Disturbio
Amitabha Buddha
Amitabha Buddha's Phowa oral transmission by HH Sakya Trizin, Jomsom, Mustang, Nepal. 2014.
Published: 2015/03/03
Channel: Jamyang Zangpo
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Phowa (Tibetan: འཕོ་བ་; Wylie: 'pho ba; also spelled Powa or Poa[citation needed] phonetically; Sanskrit: saṃkrānti) is a Vajrayāna Buddhist meditation practice. It may be described as "the practice of conscious dying", "transference of consciousness at the time of death", "mindstream transference", or “enlightenment without meditation” (Wylie: ma-sgom sangs-rgyas).

Application of Phowa[edit]

The method can be applied at the moment of death to, according to Vajrayāna Buddhist belief, transfer one's consciousness through the top of the head directly into a Buddha-field of one’s choice. By so doing, one bypasses some of the typical experiences that are said to occur after death.[1] Example destinations are Sukhāvatī, Abhirati, Ghanavyūha, Aṭakāvatī, Mount Potala, the Copper-Colored Mountain (Wylie: Zangs-mdog dpal-ri), and Tuṣita;[2] the most popular in Chinese, Japanese and Tibetan Buddhism is Sukhavati.[citation needed] Phowa is also performed by specialists (Wylie: ’pho-’debs bla-ma) on the behalf of the deceased, as a post-mortem ritual. [3]

Mark of Phowa practice[edit]

The mark of a successful phowa practice is a small drop of blood directly from the center of the vertex.[clarification needed] To demonstrate a successful practice traditionally a Kusha-grass was pushed into the small opening created in the fontanel.[4][5]

Lineages[edit]

The main lineage of phowa is one of the Six yogas of Naropa, although other transmissions also exist.[citation needed] The chöd subsumes within its auspices aspects of phowa sadhana.[6]

The Kagyu phowa lineage is from the Six yogas of Naropa. Nāropa received it from the Indian mahāsiddha Tilopa and later passed it to his Tibetan disciple Marpa.

Nāropa’s teachings describe a second method of ’pho-ba that entails the transference of one’s consciousness to another body (Wylie: ’pho-ba grong-’jug). Milarepa’s query regarding these teachings forced Marpa to search for explanatory treatises on the subject among his Indian manuscripts, and, having found none, to return to India to obtain more scriptures.[7]

The Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism is known for their phowa teachings. A major pilgrimage and cultural celebration is known in the Tibetan world as the Great Drikung Phowa (Wylie: ’Bri-gung ’pho-ba chen-mo). This festival was traditionally held once in every twelve-year calendrical cycle, and its last observance took place in August 1992 in gTer-sgrom, Central Tibet, after a hiatus of 36 years due to a ban enforced by the Chinese authorities.[8] Choeje Ayang Rinpoche from Eastern Tibet belongs to the Drikung school and is an authority on Buddhist afterlife rituals; he gives teachings and initiations to the practice of phowa annually in Bodh Gaya, India.[9]

Some lineages of phowa include a rite of incision, or opening of the sahasrara at the cranial zenith, to assist with transferral.[10]

In Dzogchen[edit]

Shugchang, et al., in an exegesis of the Zhitro, discuss phowa in Dzogchen:

Phowa has many different meanings; in Tibetan it means "transferring consciousness." The highest form is known as the phowa of the dharmakaya which is meditation on the great perfection. When you do Dzogchen meditation, there's no need to transfer anything, because there's nothing to transfer, no place to transfer it, nor anyone to do it. That's the highest, and greatest phowa practice.[11]

See also[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Chagud Khadro : Phowa-Commentary - Instructions for the practice of Consciousness Transference, Pilgrims Publishing, 2003, ISBN 8177690973

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lingtrul Rinpoche. Teachings on Phowa
  2. ^ Karma Chagmé 2000, Naked Awareness, p.196
  3. ^ Halkias, T. Georgios. 2013. Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet, chapter 5.
  4. ^ Website with phowa-skulls
  5. ^ Lu Kuan Yü, Secrets of Chinese meditation - with detailed chapter of the exercise ]
  6. ^ Dudjom Lingpa, via Chagdud Tulku. 1985. Tröma: Treasury of Dharmata. (Chöd Text). Cottage Grove: Padma Publishing. p. 12, 17, 24, 29, 38, 48.
  7. ^ Douglas, Nik and Meryl White. 1976. Karmapa: The Black Hat Lama of Tibet. London: Luzac. p. 15.
  8. ^ Kapstein, Matthew. 1998. “A Pilgrimage of Rebirth Reborn: the 1992 Celebration of the Drigung Powa Chenmo”. In Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet, ed. M. Goldstein and M. Kapstein, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 95-119.
  9. ^ http://ayangrinpoche.org/an-introduction-to-phowa/
  10. ^ The Secrets of Chinese Meditation ; Lu Kuan Yu , page 249
  11. ^ Shugchang, Padma (editor); Sherab, Khenchen Palden & Dongyal, Khenpo Tse Wang (2000). A Modern Commentary on Karma Lingpa's Zhi-Khro: teachings on the peaceful and wrathful deities. Padma Gochen Ling. Source: [1] (accessed: December 27, 2007)

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