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Garchen Rinpoche: Phowa I - Teachings (2014 Seattle Teachings)
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Practice of Phowa in Tibet
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Phowa, Death and Rebirth - Summer Course 2013 [ECTV]
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Phowa Teaching (English&Vietnamese) - 7th March by HH Gyalwang Drukpa
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Phowa Teaching (English&Vietnamese)- 6th March-Revision by HE Gyalwa Dokhampa
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Phowa Teaching (English&Vietnamese) - 8th March by HH Gyalwang Drukpa
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Phowa Teaching (English&Vietnamese) - 6th March by HH Gyalwang Drukpa
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Phowa (part 1)
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Giới thiệu khóa Chuyên tu Phowa - Pháp tu chuyển di tâm thức
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Horror Inc. - Phowa
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Lâm Mai Thy Chia Sẻ Kinh Nghiệm Tu Tập Pháp Môn Phowa - Giới Thiệu Khóa Tu Phowa 2014 & 2015
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Drikung Phowa Chenmo by His Holiness Gyalwa Drikungpa
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Short Introduction about Phowa 2011
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Phowa - Giới Thiệu Khóa Tu Chuyển Di Thần Thức Năm 2014 & 2015 Part 1
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Phowa 2010 con Lama Ole Nydahl (Lima-Peru)
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PHOWA 2013
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Lâm Mai Thy - Pháp Môn Phowa "Chuyển Di Thần Thức"
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Six Bardos & Phowa Meditation [1]
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Six Bardos & Phowa Meditation [3]
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Phowa, Muerte y Renacimiento.
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Phowa - Giới Thiệu Khóa Tu Chuyển Di Thần Thức Năm 2014 & 2015 Part 3
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Phowa - Giới Thiệu Khóa Tu Chuyển Di Thần Thức Năm 2014 & 2015 Part 2
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Teaching on Phowa by Garchen Rinpoche 2/2 噶千仁波切頗瓦法教授下集(1/25/2014)
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Six Bardos & Phowa Meditation [2]
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Phap vuong Ayang Rinpoche giang phap tu Phowa
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2011 Hong Kong Phowa Course  花絮 1
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Phowa Prayers, Ayang Rinpoche Bodh Gaya 2005
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Phowa Teaching (Mandarin&French) - 7th March by HH Gyawlwang Drukpa
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Phowa Retreat & Birthday Celebration, 5th-11th March 2014
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Six Bardos & Phowa Meditation [4]
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Drikung Phowa Chenmo by His Holiness Gyalwa Drikung Pa Part 3
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Drikung Kagyu Phowa DVD by H. H. the Drikung Kyabgon Rinpoche  (For Free!!!)
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Phowa (Tibetan: འཕོ་བ་; Wylie: 'pho ba; also spelled Powa or Poa 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 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 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.[citation needed]

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. To demonstrate a successful practice traditionally a Kusha-grass was pushed into the small opening created in the fontanel.[3][4]

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.[5]

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).[citation needed] 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.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

Some lineages of phowa include a rite of incision, or opening of the sahasrara at the cranial zenith, to assist with transferral.[9]

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.[10]

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. ^ Website with phowa-skulls
  4. ^ Lu Kuan Yü, Secrets of Chinese meditation - with detailed chapter of the exercise ]
  5. ^ Dudjom Lingpa, via Chagdud Tulku. 1985. Tröma: Treasury of Dharmata. (Chöd Text). Cottage Grove: Padma Publishing. p. 12, 17, 24, 29, 38, 48.
  6. ^ Douglas, Nik and Meryl White. 1976. Karmapa: The Black Hat Lama of Tibet. London: Luzac. p. 15.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ http://ayangrinpoche.org/an-introduction-to-phowa/
  9. ^ The Secrets of Chinese Meditation ; Lu Kuan Yu , page 249
  10. ^ 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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