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Dorje Khadro
« on: July 23, 2012, 05:25:47 PM »
I found an interesting Buddha that basically looks like a wrathful Vajradhara, but not much info can be found on him. It also seems that FPMT is the only center that does his practice extensively. Does anyone know more about him, his origins? Apparently, his practice is one of the preliminary practices to burn up negative karma in the form of black sesame seeds. He seems to be from the Chakrasamvara cycle of tantras.

here's an image of him:

and a statue of him:

And a line drawing:

Dorje Khadro Practice
Each time you offer seeds of negativity into Dorje Khadro’s mouth, his holy mouth is fully satisfied by them. Every session should be performed with the realization of impermanence and death. Think that maybe you will die before you finish this session. To cut worldly attachment and clinging to the “I,” you need to cut off the worldly dharmas. You need to make your actions Dharma. If not, you think you are practicing, but the results don’t come.

Your motivation is very important. While making offerings, see them as empty, then your practice becomes very rich and powerful. Until we are enlightened, we have negative imprints on our mind, even after we realize the emptiness of the “I.” Understand that the appearance of the “I” from its own side is not true. While dreaming, we can recognize that it is a dream. We still see hallucinations, visions of water, and mirages, but understand in your heart that they are not real. It is important to practice mindfulness, seeing things as empty even though they appear real. You must purify your negative imprints.

Recognize that the object of negation, the “I,” is totally empty. Think of it as a dream, and understand that it is not real. This helps us not to grasp it. It is extremely powerful purification, and becomes the antidote to suffering, to all delusions, and to be free of samsara.

When you practice the Dorje Khadro puja, it is good to think of all sentient beings, including your family, and then the puja becomes also for them and purifies their negative karma. This is very powerful. If someone has cancer, AIDS, is dying, or dead, you can do this puja for them.

When Nyudrung Ngawang Khädrub was young, he asked the Panchen Lama where he would be born, and was told in Amitabha Pure Land. Later, he became a teacher in Sera Je Monastery. One time, he used the offerings made to the Sangha for himself and some other monks—food and money—which was a polluted act. He asked a medium what would be the consequences, and the medium said he would be born in hell. He performed a Dorje Khadro puja, asked again, and the medium then said he would be born in Amitabha Pure Land.

So, the Dorje Khadro fire puja can purify even heavy karma to burn in the hell realms; you can liberate yourself from that, and also be born in the higher realms. You can accomplish all work for all sentient beings. This is the root of it. Whatever you do—study, meditation, etc.—becomes very effective. The mind can see its delusions and reduce them. Also, harm, obstacles, and sicknesses are all purified and all your wishes are fulfilled. You are especially able to develop the greatest wisdom.

In all your lifetimes, it is very important to benefit sentient beings, and be connected with Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings. Also, with the tantric path, it is easy to understand, practice, realize, and achieve enlightenment. And at death, you will go to Tushita Pure Land. It is impossible to be born in the lower realms.

There are many guru yoga practices, with different deities, but Lama Tsongkhapa guru yoga is especially good for spreading Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings and achieving wisdom realizations.

Does anyone have any more ideas about him, and why is it only unique to Thutben Chordon and Lama Zopa, but not elsewhere?


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Re: Dorje Khadro
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 02:52:47 PM »
 Through the inspiration of our precious guru, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, a full human-size statue of the fierce and wrathful meditation deity Dorje Khadro (Vajra Daka) has been carved out of white volcanic rock.

 Appropriately, this volcanic rock erupted violently from the Rotorua crater around 200,000 years ago, and even changed the course of New Zealand’s main waterway, the Waikato River. The Dorje Khadro statue has been placed in a unique hexagonal retreat hut at the Mahamudra Centre.

 It is now available for those who wish to perform the powerful Dorje Khadro practice for purifying negative karma. This purification practice is often included in the nine preliminary practices of the Gelugpa lineage.The Dorje Khadro statue has been hollowed out sufficiently so that black sesame seeds, representing our negativity and visualized in the form of scorpions, can be fed into the gaping mouth of Dorje Khadro.

The sesame seeds are then joyously devoured by the wrathful deity and are totally burned in glowing charcoal in the base directly under Dorje Khardo, as we visualize all physical, emotional, inner and outer blocks to our spiritual progress being annihilated.