Here we discuss Mikkyo, the secret teachings….Die Energiegewegung – the movement of energy… Which we have brought out of the Temple…. Mudras pdf
Mikkyo consists of using Mudras, Mantas and Mandalas to clear, energize and connect the chakras, meridians and energetic field. Below are some short videos and links to on-line classes to get you started and answer basic questions…..
With this blog I will be going into deeper detail and cover materials of interest to those who comment.
The Mikkyo that I am presenting here I learned over 8 years as a student of the Dragon Gate Sanctuary in the Shingon Temple, Honolulu.
Student’s Questions- “Thanks for your answers… the sword hand question was more related to what appeared to be a stacked or double sword hand and where / why that could be used and how / when to do use it. To clarify: it looked like one sword hand with a second sword hand fist closing around the first sword fingers. Thanks :)”
Answer- Thank you for your insightful question. Plainly put, the right hand “Sword Hand” mudra would be used for removing unwanted energies from people or places. The left hand Sword Hand mudra is used for healing. The right fits inside the left for the same reason that a real sword is carried in a scabbard. If a real Samurai sword were carried without a case, serious harm could happen accidentally.
Additionally, the intent of the practitioner is of the utmost importance as well. On the battlefield, one could save a life with a razor sharp sword or kill someone with a scabbard…
I am aware that this answer may create more questions, and these questions are beyond the scope of this limited, on-line class.
Thank you for your interest.
Question from a new student on Udemy- first question-
Retsu – initially shows a different finger position (both index fingers are touching) in both the first and second handout, although the second handout (module 2) detail shows the position shown in the video.
Zai – initial diagrams in both handouts show fingers together, explanation photos in module 2 agrees with video with fingers separated. (Also very interested in this one as it appears [as does the sword hand] in several qigong moves so I’m really excited to add some detail here too).
I just wanted to check that the video / detail is correct and to ask if these might be done differently for different results, or if this is simply variations as you explained in the intro.
Answer- As I explained in the intro, there are MANY variations in the mudras, and each group to use the mudras made their own changes. Activating different acupuncture points in the hands “turns on” different power pathways in the body, which are then used for different purposes.
Question 2- You use a double sword finger mudra at the end of cutting the grid. What is the purpose of that? Could you go into more detail here.
Answer- The Sword Hand Mudra’s power begins in the lower Dan Tien. The lower Dan Tien moves, which moves the spine, which moves the shoulder, which moves the elbow which moves the hand. The Sword Hand Mudra is used to project the energized, focused intent of the practitioner out into his / her environment. In this case, to cut the Mikkyo grid.
In the clearing example video ….. when you are cutting the grid you have your non-cutting hand behind your back (others have hands on lower dantien). Are you using a protection mudra behind your back here – if yes, could you elaborate, please. Either way, could you advise on the best placement for the non-active hand, or possible placement/s and why they would be used.
Answer- I believe I was using a Sword Hand Mudra with my left hand as well. Doing the Kuji-kiri, clearing and energizing the meridians & chakras will open one up to their intuition and higher self. The left hand mudra while cutting the Mikkyo Grid with the right hand is / was a spontaneous occurrence for me. Can one “plan” to hold a Sword Hand Mudra in the left hand? Sure! It’s the “I’ve got your back” energy and would prevent any energy from entering one’s energetic field from behind.
Letter from a Mikkyo student in Udemy Mikkyo class.
How do you use the mudras to meditate ? For instance, if you want to be more self confident, would you use de Rin mudra? what would the mantra be?
I will take your questions in order.
1. Using the Kuji-kiri to meditate. First run through all the mudras and mantras. Then choose one that corresponds to any issue you may want to meditate on. The correspondences are listed in the on-line course material. For a higher connection to source, one could hold the Zai mudra, chant Zai and focus on the crown chakra. Hold long and how often will differ from person to another. Try it for ten minutes and see how you feel.
2. Self confidence and self esteem emanate from the Solar Plexus – Toh. First run all the Kuji kiri in sequence. Then hold the Toh mudra and chant Toh. While you do this, bring your awareness to the Toh meridian and feel the energy moving through the meridian. This exercise will help clear blockages to self confidence. Hold long and how often will differ from person to another. Try it for ten minutes and see how you feel.
3. Healing. Running the mudras & mantras in order will help facilitate any type of healing by clearing and energizing the meridians, chakras and energetic body. If the healing is emotional, after running all the meridians, hold the Sha mudra and chant Sha. Bring your awareness into the heart center and feel …. Is there a dark spot or stuck feeling?
Just observe what is, do not resist, suppress or deny what is. Just be with any darkness or pain and keep chant Sha and holding the mudra. Hold long and how often will differ from person to another. Try it for ten minutes and see how you feel.
3 May 2018
Letter from a Mikkyo student in Udemy Mikkyo class- Dimitra. “Hallo, i am looking forward practicing Mikkyo daily. I would like to ask three things.
- Which procedure i must follow to receive my certificate?
- Also by putting Sword hand mudra & Mikkyo Grid to the photo of a person do i have to do the Mikkyo mudras and mantras first? Do i think of something specific by doing it?
- By practicing San Jiao, which mudras do i have to do since i cannot see them clearly at the video? Thank you in advance.
Answer to Dimitra- The Udemy Mikkyo certificate is available through the website, when you see the trophy after completing the course, click on it and you will be lead to the Certificate pdf. We now have Mikkyo certificates available through this website too.
2. It is always helpful to clear and energize your chakras and meridians before cutting the Mikkyo grid and projecting your strong, clear intent into it. If you are projecting a specific Reiki symbol for healing, then you would focus your intent on calling the symbol’s energy and then clear your mind to let the energy come through you (through your crown chakra & central channel) and then into the Grid.
3. In the San Jiao video, I use the Zai mudra when pulling in source energy to open the crown chakra. I then use Rin when pulling energy up from the pool beneath our feet and into the lower Dan Tien. I also use Sha when drawing energy up to the heart Dan Tien and Zai as I guide the energy from the pool, out the crown chakra and down the outside of the energetic body. Please enjoy your practice and let me know how it develops.
15 März 2017
San Jiao- Once the practitioner is familiar with the San Jiao exercise as described here, we can take another step. Complete the “draw down” portion of the San Jiao. When drawing up from the pool of accumulated Source/ Earth/ Self energy under the feet, direct the energy up through the body, through the three Dan Tien, out the crown chakra and back to the source. Reconnect with Source Energy for the same length of time that you drew down from it. Then allow your conscious awareness to go into the Source Energy with the energy you are sending to it. Stand there, eyes closed, hold the “Zai” hand mudra overhead, relax and let the Source Energy / Light communicate directly into your conscious awareness. When you are finished, return your conscious awareness to your body and record what you experienced.
This is a great exercise to expand your consciousness, increase your intuition, see beyond illusions and calm your mind.
Thanks for the question Timur….
Sifu Christopher Matsuo once told us in the Dragon Gate Sanctuary, that if a person took just one movement of Bagua and mastered it, like the palm change, that one move would be all that they ever need.
When it comes to Mikkyo, San Jiao might be the “one thing to master” above all.
San Jiao means ‘the three Dan Tien’ or ‘triple burners’ and refers to the three main energy centers in the human body. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to the three Dan Tien as centers within the body where energy is stored and refined.
The Dan Tien are different from the chakras, which are ‘energy vortices’ or vortexes where energy come into and out of the body. While separate from the Dan Tien, the chakras cooperate and work with them.
In the San Jiao exercise we draw source energy through the body, from the crown chakra, through the three Dan Tien and out the feet.
As we flow source energy through the body with San Jiao, we focus on passing the energy through the three Dan Tien. This clears, stimulates and strengthens the connection between the Dan Tien.
We build a pool of Heaven / Divine / Source energy under our feet and collect it there. We “draw down” Heaven energy at least 9 times, but you can draw down for as long as you like….. It is a great moving meditation that clears the mind and energizes the body…
Once the draw down part is finished, we draw energy up from the pool into the body. This is an energetic mixture of Heaven energy, Earth energy and our energy. We draw energy from the pool into our lower Dan Tien 3 times, then into the Middle Dan Tien / Heart Center three times. And then we draw energy from the pool up to the upper Dan Tien three times and direct the energy out the crown chakra and guide it back down the energetic body and back to the pool.. This has the effect of strengthening the energetic body. A strong energetic body is an effective barrier to outside energies, and that makes San Jiao an important part of our energy work when we go to places in Germany where atrocities have taken place in our “Healing the Land” project. San Jiao helps keep out dark energies from places where people were treated inhumanely and murdered.
San Jiao continued…
When one begins to draw down the Source Energy with San Jiao “how much” one is receiving depends on what one is ready for….. As you advance in your study and use of Source Energy and the San Jiao exercise, it is possible to increase the flow of Source Energy through the three triple burners and the body… With focus and intent one can direct the Source Energy flow into and through the patterns and trauma that we humans tend to store in the body’s tissues. This can bring issues up for clearing. With awareness and consistent practice, San Jiao is an effective tool for gaining clarity.
As we continue our San Jiao discussion, we come to the Vortexes. The three Dan Tien within the body each form an energetic vortex. We connect the three Dan Tien with the San Jiao Exercise and then project and connect to form a vortex in our hand while in the Bagua or scanning position.
Krisztina, 25 März 2017
Michael, you said that in these Mikkyo classes, we just focus on healing ourselves, others and the land in the Mikkyo… and that we don’t examine the deeper meanings of the mudras and mantras at this time. Can you give us some more detail on the mudras and mantras in the blog?
Gladly… There are worlds of Mikkyo beyond what we are learning for our uses and the “Healing the Land” project. For example, I have described Mikkyo as the clearing, energizing and connecting of the chakras, meridians and energetic body through mudras and mantras. And that is enough for our purposes in Applied Spirituality. We apply Mikkyo as energetic self-defense when we go to clear mass graves and concentration camps from stuck energy, soul fragments and trauma.
Kuji-in refers to the nine mudras associated with the nine one-syllyble mantras. As we mentioned in the Mikkyo class, the Kuji-in were used in the past to connect to, control and direct psychospiritual aspects of ourselves and other energies/deities. One of the ancient uses of the Kuji-in was to manifest and unite all the forces of the universe against evil and harm. Because of this application, Kuji-in was often used to “clear the way” when traveling through the wilderness, particularly in the mountains. Remember that the Shugendo mountain people were the first to make written records of the Kuji-in (that we are aware of.) As was also mentioned in class, the list of one-syllable mantras form a prayer in Japanese that can be translated to mean; “Heavenly warriors, come down and form a vanguard before me.” Here are the longer Japanese mantras associated with the Kuji-in and the Deities or cosmic forces associated with them…
Rin On baishiramantaya sowaka. Tammon-ten
Pyo On ishanaya intaraya sowaka Gonzanze myô-o/
Toh On jiterashi itara jibaratanō sowaka. Jikoku-ten
Sha On hayabaishiramantaya sowaka. Kongō-yaksha myô-o
Kai On nōmaku sanmanda basaradan kan. Fudo myô-o
Jin On aganaya in maya sowaka. Gundari myô-o
Retsu On irotahi chanoga jiba tai sowaka. Komoku-ten
Zai On chirichi iba rotaya sowaka. Dai-itoku myô-o
Zen On a ra ba sha nō sowaka Zocho-ten
While living in Japan and studying calligraphy for two years, I visited many shrines and temples, like the Fudo myo Temple in Sasaguri. Fudo myo is said to be the firey protector of the Buddha.
For these entry level classes, I like to present exercises for Mikkyo that can make YOUR life better now, without years of study. Those who hear the call can get much deeper training…..
Noemi, 25 März, 2017
Der Einfachheit halber werde ich die entsprechenden Stellen am materiellen Körper als Bezugspunkt und Namen für die Chakren verwenden. Zunächst möchte ich erwähnen, dass das Wurzel- und das Kronenchakra unten bzw. oben aus dem Körper kommen. Alle anderen Chakren haben eine Vorder- und eine Rückseite. Nur die Kehle hat ein Mudra und Mantra für die Vorder- und ein anderes für die Rückseite das Chakras. Bedenkt man, wieviel Raum verbale Kommunikation in unserem Leben einnimmt, dann versteht man leicht, warum das so ist.
Das Wort Chakra bedeutet Wirbel oder Spinnrad. Die sieben Chakren sind die Hauptzentren spiritueller und energetischer Kraft im menschlichen Körper. Die früheste überlieferte Vorstellung von Chakren stammt aus dem Jahr 2.500 v.Chr. in Indien. Stellen Sie sich zwei kleine Windhosen vor, deren Spitzen sich in der Mitte des Körpers verbinden – so könnten die vorderen und hinteren Chakren aussehen… Es gibt mehrere Hundert Chakren im Körper. Die sieben wichtigsten, die wir behandeln werden, beginnen am unteren Ende des Rumpfes und verlaufen nach oben; das letzte kommt aus dem Scheitel. Sie stehen mit bestimmten Wirbeln im Rückgrat und mit wichtigen Knotenpunkten des Nervensystems in Verbindung.
Rin entspricht dem Wurzelchakra, das sich am unteren Rumpfende befindet. Das Wurzelchakra gilt als die Grundlage unseres materiellen Körpers, als unsere Verbindung zur Erde, die die Lebenskraft im Körper stimuliert. Es ist mit den Nebennieren verbunden. Wenn das Wurzelchakra gereinigt und aktiviert ist, lassen wir das in unser Leben, was wir brauchen. Wir verbannen überflüssige Dinge und ungesunde Situationen aus unserem Leben.
Pyo entspricht dem Sakralplexuschakra, das jeweils zwei Fingerbreit unter und hinter dem Bauchnabel liegt. Ein »Plexus« ist ein wichtiger Knotenpunkt des Nervensystems. Das Sakralchakra ist die Energiequelle unsere Sexualität, Empfindsamkeit und niederen Gefühle. Es ist mit den Organen im Unterleib verbunden: mit den Sexualorganen, dem Bauch, den Gedärmen und der Prostata. Wenn das Sakralplexuschakra gereinigt und aktiviert ist, erleben wir einen Strom von Fülle, Kreativität und Freude in unserem Leben.
Toh entspricht dem Solarplexuschakra, das sich am vorne am unteren Ende des Brustkorbs befindet. Das Solarplexuschakra steht mit unserer Willensstärke und mentalen Aspekten in Beziehung und es balanciert und steuert unsere persönliche Kraft, Selbstkontrolle und höhere emotionale Angelegenheiten. Körperlich ist es für die Organe des oberen Bauchs zuständig: Magen, Milz, Nieren, Bauchspeicheldrüsen, Leber und Gallenblase. Wenn das Solarxplexuschakra gereinigt und aktiviert ist, sind wir energiegeladen, leidenschaftlich und gesund.
Sha entspricht dem Herz-Chakra, das in der Gegend des Herzes liegt und als das zentrale Chakra die Brücke zwischen unserem körperlichen Dasein und unserer spirituellen Erfahrung bildet. Es gilt auch als Sitz des Astralleibs, wird von Liebe angetrieben und beeinflusst unser Mitgefühl, Vertrauen und Verbundensein mit der Menschheit. Körperlich beeinflusst es Herz, Herzbeutel, Lungen, Thymusdrüse und Immunsystem. Wenn das Herzchakra gereinigt und aktiviert ist, sind wir liebevoll, freundlich, mitfühlend, dankbar und großzügig zu uns selbst und anderen.
Kai entspricht der Vorderseite des Kehlchakras. Viele im Körper und im Unbewussten gefangene Muster gehen auf Dinge zurück, die wir gesagt haben oder uns zu sagen nicht getraut haben. Im Laufe eines Lebens kommt es oft vor, dass man sich »auf die Zunge beißt« und aus Angst etwas nicht sagt, obwohl wir denken, dass es gesagt werden sollte…
Die Vorderseite des Kehlchakras befindet sich im unteren Ende des Halses und beeinflusst Kommunikation, Aufrichtigkeit und Hellhörigkeit. Körperlich beeinflusst es Mund, Zähne, Hals und Zahnfleisch. Wenn die Vorderseite des Kehlchakras gereinigt und aktiviert ist, kommunizieren wir mühelos und kraftvoll unsere Wahrheit. Andere hören und verstehen klar, was wir zu sagen haben.
Jin entspricht der Rückseite des Kehlchakras. Sie liegt an der Mitte des Halses und ist für Kommunikation, Aufrichtigkeit und Hellhörigkeit zuständig. Körperlich beeinflusst sie Halsmuskulatur, Zungenwurzel, Mandeln und Kehlkopf. Wenn die Rückseite des Kehlchakras gereinigt und aktiviert ist, können wir einen inneren Dialog erfahren, der weniger aus unbewussten Mustern unseres Ichs kommt und stärker aus den höheren Gestalten unseres Selbst.
Retsu entspricht dem Stirnchakra oder Dritte Auge, das in der Mitte der Stirn liegt. Dieses Chakra steht für die Elemente des Geistes, Lichtes, der Intuition, Vorstellungskraft und Einsicht. Körperlich beeinflusst es Hypophyse, Zirbeldrüse, Augen, Nebenhöhlen und Hirn.
Zai entspricht dem Kronenchakra. Dieses befindet sich ganz oben am Schädel und ist die Grundlage unseres spirituellen Körpers sowie unsere Verbindung zur Quellenergie. Das Kronenchakra beeinflusst den spirituellen Willen, unsere Inspiration, unser Vermögen, etwas zu »wissen«, ohne das man es uns mitgeteilt hat. Körperlich beeinflusst es das Gehirn, das zentrale Nervensystem und andere Strukturen im Hirn. Wenn das Kronenchakra gereinigt und aktiviert ist, sind wir stark mit unserer Quelle verbunden. Quellenergie und göttliche Leitung fließen leichter in unser Leben…
Zen entsprechen keine Meridiane oder Chakren. Stattdessen verbindet es alle vorherigen Chakren, Meridiane und Energie zu einer einzigen stimmigen Einheit. Außerdem entspricht Zen dem gesamten Energiekörper.
The mind looks for a way to manifest and express what it is holding in the subconscious. Holding, storing, hiding, supressing….
It is possible – not to push the emotion away in avoidance – and not to wallow in the emotion… just let it be there and be present. At first this is not comfortable. However, the feeling changes. What we label and experience as fear changes … melts.
The mind looks for a way to manifest and express what it is holding in the subconscious. One cannot handle and resolve emotions like fear with the same mind that created it. Doing so may open the door for the mind to blow up and exaggerate the emotion… “Its just too big.. its just too much…”
From my personal experience, our greatest fear and our greatest joy is self created and self labeled. Be present with the emotion that your mind created and step inside of it. Bring your conscious awareness with you. Notice the energy that makes up the inside of your greatest fear. When you are able, use the mind to summon up your greatest joy. Allow Joy to take on a shape, and then step inside of that shape. Notice the energy that makes up the inside of your greatest joy…. You will notice that it is made of the same energy as your greatest fear. We humans take source energy with our minds and create everything and then label it. We then go into pursuit of it (joy) or avoidance of it (fear.)
Be present with it (whatever it is), then step into it and notice what (the energy) you used to create it and then watch it change, dissolve.
We use Mikkyo to clear, energize and connect our meridians, chakras and energetic body. Different groups applied Mikkyo differently in the past. One group of warriors and ninjas applied the mentality of Miyamoto Musashi, who wrote that one “investigate this thoroughly” through practice rather than trying to learn them by merely reading. They would practice Mikkyo like an 8 hour per day job until they mastered the ability to forcefully project the Kuji-kiri (Mikkyo Grid) and knock an opponent’s consciousness right out of their body. Once the consciousness was merely observing from above, it was an easy matter for the Mikkyo master to step in with a sword and end the fight. Who has the diligence to train in this manner today?
Realizing that there is no “other”, our use of Mikkyo focuses on getting ourselves clear and connected to source. In “Healing the Land, we use Mikkyo to clear the energy of murder and bloodshed from places of atrocities. Basically, we are the generation that cleans up the energy left behind by men like Musashi Sensei…..
DIY Energetic Art Workshop
FB Event Here we apply Mikkyo to energize the Art we make….
The event photo displays work from the previous DIY Orgonite Art Workshops.
This entry level workshop is for people who would like to make their own Orgonite Pyramid Converter and Pendulum.
Why is this important? The Orgonite Converter is an inexpensive way to convert the low frequency energy emitted by WiFi, Microwave ovens and other sources into higher, life supporting energy.
Watch a video about Energy Converters
Thanks for the appreciation and good question on Kaji, David. Sifu Chris always taught us the External and Internal martial arts, self-defense and healing, together. That also seems only natural to me.
Kaji is defined as, “the practice of connecting with ‘enlightened energy’ for healing, protection and spiritual development.” Many would say that a requirement for the practice of Kaji is a sincere belief and connection with Dainichi Nyorai. The Shugenja or Yamabushi mountain ascetics practiced Kaji and kept the ceremonial part of Kaji to a minimum.
In Mikkyo, we first focus on getting our own system clean, energized and connected through San Jiao. An interesting thing about San Jiao is that we begin by pulling down “Source Energy” and guiding it through the body and into the earth under our feet to form a ‘pool’ of energy there. Recently I had students use a ‘Bio-Life Force’ chart to personally check (with pendulum) their energy level before we started a 10 minute San Jiao Set. We then checked our body’s energy level after the San Jiao and everyone saw the increase in energy. Then I took this one step further…… and had everyone do another 5 minutes of San Jiao with the intent to DOUBLE the amount of energy they were pulling down and flowing through their body…. Everyone saw their personal energy level double. The point is that one can increase the energy in their body, step by step, with San Jiao. Then we use this energy with Kuji-in (the nine one-syllable mantras) and Kuji-kiri (the nine mudras). In class we have the associated Meridian for each on a big screen TV and run a ball of energy through the meridian as we hold the mudra and chant the mantra. This is an excellent exercise to do at home and as the source energy runs through the body, emotional and mental patterns hidden / stored in the body are weakened and dissolved. Which, in turn, allows one to feel more comfortable “downloading” higher levels of energy from the source.
As a Mikkyo Practitioner gets clearer and energetically stronger, and they connect with the meridian points of someone who is sick, they can run high levels of source energy through the meridians of the patient. If one wants to call this source energy “Dainichi Nyorai” then please do. My personal experience from standing in this energy, is that it is what makes up everything. The greatest joy, the greatest fear, the biggest tree and smallest turd…. all made from the same source energy, once you stand inside the energy of them. Running source energy through the body of another will help loosen and dissolve their emotional and mental patterns stuck / stored in the body.
Thanks again David, and I will talk more about this in next week’s post…. bis dann!
9 July, 2017. Sunday Full moon “Power Place Reconnect” was super! A gathering of beautiful souls in a hi-energy place…
Coming up this weekend is a entry level Mikkyo 1 class…
learn all about how to apply Taoist methods to clear, strengthen and connect your meridains, chakras and energetic body.. and get a tasty lunch at the same time!
Here is the FB event page…
Just finished a new video…. here is the San Jiao Video Link
and another one for – Sword Hand Mudra & Mikkyo Grid Video Link
And we have another exciting DIY Orgonite Energetic Art Workshop. See the FB Event here
We will be creating high-energy 7cm square pyramids and pendants. Attendance is limited to 6 so let me know right away if you would like to attend…
Matthew Anderson asked if we use the Makka Ho exercises to accent our practice. While I am aware of the Makka Ho, we have not been teaching them. So, lets talk a little about Makka Ho exercises and other practices to help Chi flow through the meridians.
In Mikkyo 1 we teach “Running the Meridians”, and begin with the Rin meridian and take each mudra and mantra in sequence up to the crown chakra (2 for the throat, front & back) and to Zen, which represents the energetic body and has no meridian…. Here are the Mikkyo 1 meridians, mudras & mantras in order…..
Makka Ho exercises follow a set pattern…
Metal element and the Lung / Large Intestine meridians.
Earth element and the Stomach / Spleen meridians
Fire element and the Heart / Small Intestine meridians
Water element and the Kidney / Bladder meridians
Secondary Fire and the Triple Heater / Pericardium meridians
Wood element and the Liver / Gall Bladder meridians
Here are the meridians in order….
In the advanced Mikkyo practice, we have a standing meditation. Stand in a “Tree Stance” and run the energy through the meridians in sequence; Lung, Large Intestine,Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder, Kidney, Pericardium, San Jiao, Gall Bladder and Liver.
This is the “proper sequence” of meridians given in “A Manual of Acupunture.” by Peter Deadman. Exercises like Makka Ho or the 5 Tibetians also work to energize these meridians in sequence.
Reply to Antony, 24 Oct 2017
Hello Antony, Thank you very much for your question!
What a coincidence, that you ask about Sacred Art, and this week I am finishing my on-line course on
DIY Orgonite Energetic Art Workshop.
In the course, I start with my inspiration, sacred art from the mountain temples in Japan. I will continue this answer in the main-post so that I can post photos of the Taizokai & Kongokai mandalas that we are talking about…..
What about the vajra and Bell… I will start with the bell. In the Shingon temple the Mikkyo and Bagua Master (now Grand Master) would begin each session with tingsha and playing a Tibetian Bell. When he played the bell, one could feel their connection to the light grow stronger…
This was done, to clear the mind. To leave the “world” behind, and prepare to receive the clear light of the Mikkyo or Bagua teachings.
Listening to someone play the bell will quickly tell you how clear they are… When the bell-ringer is empty, the bell if free to resonate with the cosmos and bring healing to those who hear its tones. When the bell-ringer is in their mind, the bell will “catch” and “skip”… creating a chaotic-tone that reflects their inner mind…. Bell playing practice in private will help clear a chaotic-mind.
The Vajra is a hand-held symbol meaning “thunderbold” or “diamond”….We are familiar with them as meditation tools or items used in rituals. The Vajra symbolizes the properties of the diamond and thunderbolt, bringing together that which is indestructible with the irresistible force.
To hold the Vajra in meditation helps to focus the mind and gives the subconscious the message that we are aligning with the that which is eteranal… The light that both makes up this world and at the same time, is beyond this world.
Taizokai & Kongokai Mandals and their use
The top row are the Kongokai Mandala and the bottom row are the Taizokai Mandala. These images are collected from the internet, I do not own them.
The top row are the Kongokai Mandala and the bottom row are the Taizokai Mandala. These images are collected from the internet, I do not own them.
To answer Antony`s question on how they are used, I can only share my personal experience. When I was in India studying chanting in Shiva Temples in 2010, I got to trade Shamanic Trance sessions with Dr. Ragu. During one of my sessions, I found myself in a place that was black, like the midnight sky without stars. I entered a circle of lights and one of the lights was larger than the rest….. As I was visiting Shiva Temples in India, I took “it” to be Shiva…. the pattern in this mandala reminds me of that experience…
Using my experience from my training in Hawaiian Shamanism, I entered into the “main” entity of light. The one I took to be Shiva. I was expecting to feel love and compassion for the human condition, however that was not the case. There was nothing. No judgement, no love, no hate…. nothing. The Observer.
Just observing personalities… asleep in the dream…. Dr. Ragu let me stay in the light for 45 minutes, and when he brough me back, the first thing I said was; “I could have stayed longer..”
So how does one use these Mandalas to help with their enlightenment? I would suggest to go into deep meditation in front of one, chanting the names as you put yourself into a trance. Then go into each individual energy and see for yourself what they have to share with you… If nothing else, it WILL help you see beyond the illusion we call reality.
Thanks for the question Antony..
Mikkyo in Berlin, 2018
We have been enjoying private Mikkyo classes so far in 2018. I am delighted that people are taking the initiative to empower themselves and learn how to energetically clear commercial and residential properties with Mikkyo.
Saturday, 3 März we will have our first (for 2018) open-to-the-public Mikkyo 1 class. Details can be found on the FB Event page and all over this blog. See you at 10:00am at WerderStr. 18, Tempelhof 12105 Berlin!
New Mikkyo Certificates!