Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. Essential Instructions for the Practice of Gomadevi

The practice of Jnanadakini Gomadevi belongs to the precious cycle of teachings The luminous clarity of the universe, heart essence of the Dakini (Klong chen 'od gsal mkha' 'gro 'i snying thig), and was received by Master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu through a series of revelations in dreams in a period going from 1985 to 2007. This practice, which can be combined with the Dance of the Song of the Vajra, has been transmitted in different forms: long, medium and short. This book contains all three versions. One can do the practice using ritual instruments such as the damaru and the vajra and bell, or only with the vajra and bell, or even without using ritual instruments simply by doing the mudra. The first part of the book contains essential instructions for doing the practice, the second part contains the text of the practice, complete with illustrations for the visualization and with instructions for the use and the timing of ritual instruments. The Appendix contains instructions for ritual offerings and the benefits of the practice.

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