torstai 16. kesäkuuta 2016

Bhumi Study Series, Part 2: 6th bhumis with notes

Bhumi Study Series, Part 2
6th bhumis with notes

Bhumi Study Series presents information on many of the contemporary gurus, lamas and spiritual teachers, and their respective spiritual attainments, or bhumis. This study has been conducted by two founding teachers of the Open Heart-method, Kim Katami and Pauliina Katami on the basis of photographs available about the concerned persons. For more info on Open Heart, go to http://www.openheart.fi

Familiarizing yourself with the Open Heart bhumi-system is recommended, in order to understand what this series is about. Read "Stages of Spiritual attainment" and go through Kim Katami's video documentation on the topic to get a better picture of what bhumis are. Studying and understanding bhumis in this manner is a deep subject which requires meditation and analytical skills. One may or may not be able to discern the outcome of this study series without extensive practice experience. On the other hand, the differences are quite easily seen when studied attentively and when the information is offered in context as has been done here, where one may compare between teachers, right next to each other. The study has been divided into several categories. As the Open Heart-bhumi model is universal, it applies regardless of possible differences in methods used by distinctive traditions.

This Bhumi Study Series has been made public in order to bring awareness, lucidity and clarity to the present spiritual culture of the world by explaining and showing what many of our well known teachers have actually been able to attain. There is much confusion about this topic, so we wanted to clarify this matter from our part, for the benefit of all.  

May this study help and serve many in their understanding and study of the path of mind training.



Bhumi Study Series

Bhumi Study Series, Part 1: Before and after awakening, and 2nd-5th bhumisBhumi Study Series, Part 2: 6th bhumis with notes
Bhumi Study Series, Part 3: 7th bhumis
Bhumi Study Series, Part 4: 8th bhumis
Bhumi Study Series, Part 5: 9th bhumis  
Bhumi Study Series, Part 6: 10th bhumis
Bhumi Study Series, Part 7: 11th bhumis 
Bhumi Study Series, Part 8: 12th bhumis
Bhumi Study Series, Part 9: 13th bhumis  
Bhumi Study Series, Part 10: From Zero to Mahasiddha Bhumis
Extra: How to do Bhumi Mapping


Related posts:

6th bhumis with notes

Bhumi 5/13:


Bhumi 6/13:



Note: "S", the person above, started regular Open Heart-practice, Tibetan Heart Yoga, in August of 2013. Before this she had practiced Hugging Saint Amma's IAM-meditation for a year. This was preceded by some reiki courses a decade earlier. Since 8/2013 until today 6/2016 she has practiced Tibetan Heart Yoga almost constantly, with some short breaks due to hard physical pains and aches. This has included all four levels of Tibetan Heart Yoga.

S awakened (1st bhumi) in February 2015 and proceeded through bhumis 1-6 during a time period of 1 year and 4 months. The total time frame for mind purification, including awakening, being 2 years and 10 months as mentioned above.


Bhumi: 5/13:



Bhumis 6/13:


Note: "P", the person above, has been very active in her Open Heart-practice since 2009. Prior to this she practiced different forms of hatha yoga, like astanga and iyengar, for 4 years. In 2009 she started Open Heart-practice with kriya yoga, kept at it until 2014 and switched to Tibetan Heart Yoga in early 2014. She awakened (1st bhumi, Open Heart Bhumi Model) in October 2014 and progressed through bhumis 1st-6th within a time period of 1 year and 8 months. She has been very busy in daily life from early 2014, after mothering two children.



Bhumi 5/13:



Bhumi 6/13:


Note: ”N”, the person above, started Tibetan Heart Yoga, exactly two years ago. He awakened with the two step formula (1st bhumi) 1½ years ago and since has been steadily progressing in his bhumis. Prior to this he had some hatha yoga experience but no regular training of any sort.

Bhumi 5/13:


Bhumi 6/13:

 
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Note: Karl, the person above, started regular Tibetan Heart Yoga Introduction practice, in January of 2016. Before this he had practiced meditative relaxation for some time and joined one 10-day vipassana retreat. Karl awakened (1st bhumi) in January 2016 and proceeded through bhumis 1-6 in a time period of 8 months. He reached 3rd bhumi by the time of his Tibetan Heart Yoga level 1 course and initiation in 6/2016. The total time frame for mind purification, including awakening, in his case was 8 months.


Bhumi 5/13:


Bhumi 6/13:


Note: Tiia started Sundara Kriya Yoga daily practice on 09/2012. She hadn't practiced any other method before, only had done some hatha yoga and energy healing since 2009.  

Awakening (1st bhumi opening) took place on 04/2014. Kriya Yoga was switched to Tibetan Heart Yoga on 08/2014. 6th bhumi opened on 08/2016. 

Altogether it took 2 years 4 months to progress from 1st to 6th bhumi. 

She's practicing approx. 1,5 - 2 hours per day. She has three children and a daytime job. 

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All people in this episode are Open Heart-practitioners.
   Thank you to all people who offered to use their pictures here!