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- White Chakrasamvara Description (below)
- White Chakrasamvara (Lama Umapa)
The Shakyashri Bhadra form of the deity is in a standing posture and partnered with Vajrayogini in the Varahi form, red in colour. There are no retinue or accompanying mandala figures. The Sakya, Jonang, Kagyu and Gelug traditions mainly follow this tradition of White Chakrasamvara practice. There is also a long life practice associated with this deity, however the appearance remains the same, or it is depicted ion a seated posture.
"...Sahaja Shri Heruka [Chakrasamvara] has a body colour white like an autumn moon, one face, two hands holding a vajra and bell embracing the consort. The left leg is bent pressing down on black Bhairava, the right leg extended on red Kalaratri. With three eyes and bared fangs, the hair is a topknot adorned with a wish-fulfilling jewel and a half-vajra. In the lap is the consort Vajravarahi, with a body red in colour, one face, two hands, three eyes, the hair loose, a crown of five dry skulls, a necklace of fifty fresh heads, the five mudra [bone ornaments], holding a curved knife in the right [hand] and a blood filled skullcup in the left. The right leg is bent and left straight, embracing the partner. Both are fierce, attractive and youthful." (yi dam rgya mtho'i sgrub thabs rin chen 'byun gnas. Volume 1, folios 129-134. Blockprints preserved at bkra shis lhun grub chos grwa. Chophel Legden, New Delhi, 1976).
Shakyashri Bhadra Lineage of Taranata: Chakrasamvara, Varahi, Khache Panchen [Shakyashri Bhadra], Chel Lotsawa Chokyi Pal Zangpo, Yagde Lotsawa, Ngaripa Sanggye Yeshe, Jangsem Sonam Drag, Khenchen Dragtsulwa, Khenchen Gyal Zangpa, Khenchen Sorin, Khenchen Nyima Gyaltsen, Panchen Rinpoche, Dragmar Kunga Tsepel, Rabsal Dawa Gonpo, Rabsal Dawa Gonpo, Jetsun Drolchog, Je Doringpa, [Jetsun Taranata], [etc.].(yi dam rgya mtho'i sgrub thabs rin chen 'byun gnas. Volume 2, folio 274. Blockprints preserved at bkra shis lhun grub chos grwa. Chophel Legden, New Delhi, 1976).
Shakyashri Bhadra Lineage According to the Zurkha: Vajradhara, Varahi, Luipa, Darikapa, Maitripa, Nayagpa, Gandhapa, Kache Panchen Shakyashri, Chel Chokyi Palzang, Chel Amogha, Gwa Lotsawa Namgyal Dorje, Rongpa Sherseng, Bagton Shonnu Tsultrim, Sherab Dorje, Chopal Sherab, Sengge Pal, Dragtogpa Sonam Zangpo, Gongkar Dorje Denpa, Luwang Lingpa, Drepung Tsewang Tashi, Tsarchen Losal Gyatso, Jamyang Khyentse, Khenchen Labsum Gyaltsen, Je Wangchug Rabten, Gonpo Sonam Chogden, Gyalwa Ngapa Ngagwang Lobzang Gyatso, Neten Jamyang Dragpa, Kardo Gomchung Zopa Gyatso, Purbu Chog Ngagwang Jampa, Nyizur Ngagwang Dondrub, Dragri Kyabdag Dorje, Demo Tubten Jigme Gyatso, Tsangpa trichen Jampal Tsultrim, Gyalrong Trichen Lobzang Lhundrub, [etc.]. (lhag pa'i lha dang dam pa'i chos skyong ba'i sgrub thabs dang rjes gnang byed tshul gyi zur kha'i cho ga brgya rtsa dngos grub 'byung ngas. Compiled by Tho yon 'jam dbyangs 'phrin las, 19th century. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 2007).
Jeff Watt 9-2012 [updated 8-2018]