HH 16th Karmapa in 1980 photo courtesy of Fraser Shein
The breaking of taboos creates access to blocked energy that is let loose in a forceful way. The left-hand path is about consciously breaking with a ‘sleepwalker orthodoxy’ to be able to act as a fully awakened and conscious individual. Orthodoxy means not thinking – not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness ~ Zeena Schreck (image;theshamanjourney.com)
Shaman: Tibetan #Shaman.
Lerab Lingpa, aka Terchen Sogyel, was a prominent Nyingma "terton" (treasure revealer) based in Kham. A teacher to many of the 20th century's major teachers, including HH the 14th Dalai Lama. His "terma" (treasures) are collected in 20+ volumes.
Chod is an amazing form of meditation that was developed by Machig Labdron, a female Tibetan Buddhist master who lived in twelfth century Tibet. Description from ganachakra.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Tibetan Buddhist Ngakpa Chod Practitioner
A Tibetan yogin doing the Chod practice. The Chod ritual is to "Cut through the ego". It is often done at a burial ground and the yogin recites the ritual while playing a two-sided drum and a thigh bone trumpet. The practice reinforces the truth of impermanence in this fleeting life. Image -early 20th Century.