Oct 23, 2017

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Letter to Disciples No. 229:  IMPRESSIVE HA LONG (Dấu ấn Hạ Long)

Letter to Disciples No. 229:  IMPRESSIVE HA LONG 

From the entrance

Outstanding words on the band roll:” Welcome to All Members of Center for Research, Practice and Application of Tibetan Yoga (Song Nguyen Tantric House) – Ha Long City, October 16, 2017″ may be not quite impressive toward the passers-by on the road which is named after the Ha Long City. It, however, laid an unforgettable imprint on the mind of members of Song Nguyen Tantric House. 

From the front entrance to the lobby of the four-star Novotel Hotel and right at the front door of the seminar hall, there all had images of Song Nguyen Tantric House. There I gave a lecture on “What is Tibetan Yoga.” The hall was decorated more formally and imposingly than the Prince Resort’s we’d hired last time. I was so joyful to see you all come here, youthfully and dynamically, listening carefully to know what Tibetan Yoga is and its six levels from Kriya Toga, Upa Yoga, Tantra Yoga to Maha Yoga, Anu Yoga and Ati Yoga.

Song Nguyen Tantra House at night


Picture of Guru near the car, under the band roll

Almost all disciples from Quang Ninh Province come from vocational colleges and universities. They have long been readers of chanhtuduy.com but until now do they comprehend the nature of Tibetan Yoga (or Mind-training Yoga). Tibetan Yoga is not a kind of Indian Yoga (Hatha, Svasti, Jnana Yoga..) which is prone to physical exercises for health improvement, but rather explore and develop the trainee’s wisdom to reach three goals: (1) Career success (2) Family’s happiness, (3) High social position


In the lobby

Looking at your sparkling eyes, I know from now on, any readers coming to chanhtuduy.com can distinguish between the essences of Indian Yoga and Tibetan Yoga. Now you’ve got the exact answer for that long-time question and realize advantages of Tibetan Yoga in which practitioners need no rooms, timetable, equipment, or spaces but are still able to learn and practice well everywhere and at any time.

You were taught that Tibetan Yoga (mind-training yoga) is based on the Buddhist’s right view and right thought, not on any secret, superstitious or magical aspects as made up by many unauthentic monks and spiritual fraudsters which had consequently led to a current controversial name: “Mat Tong” (SECRET Buddhist Sect), another name of Tibetan Yoga in Vietnam. It is the name “Mat Tong” that has caused serious misunderstanding about Tibetan Yoga as it is thought to have originated from China whose products are considered, by many people, of poor and unreliable quality.  


Guru delivered the sermon

Members listened to the sermon



You were also taught about the spiritual dialectics of Buddhism where Causal Principle is put at the top, Buddha’s wisdom is the source of reference, and practitioners seek salvation from both self-help practice and divinities support. Hence, the way of accessing Buddhism in Tibetan Yoga is far different from traditional methods of pagodas and monasteries where priorities are given to sutra chanting, vegetarian meals, worshipping activities. In fact, many of them are intentionally worshipping wrong subjects like Brahman and Deva, Demon and Object for personal interest, consequently propagating wrong views among pagoda goers.   

It’s not by chance a woman named Nguyen Thi Trang Khuyen made up by the Communication and Information Board of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha has stood out recently criticizing our Center, citing it’s just “a kind of sport” and the center is not permitted to teach members of Buddhist knowledge (through Tibetan Yoga). She purposefully denies benefits you all have experienced so far from practicing Tibetan Yoga where practitioners will gradually become peaceful and joyful, then come to being non-detached and finally attain pure mind completely.
In the meantime, look at those pagodas Trang Khuyen are shielding to know what they are doing: selling heretical publications (fengshui, fortunetelling, dream interpretation); raising the disadvantaged; earning money illegitimately by organizing travel tours to other countries under the mask of spiritual pilgrimage. When such shaming activities were laid bare by Song Nguyen Tantric House (see article:http://chanhtuduy.com/dao-su-thinley-nguyen-thanh-noi-voi-nhung-ke-dang-o-trong-nha-tu-luan-hoi/), they could not respond even a word.    


Saving memorable moment



Like many other gatherings before, this Yoga event took place successfully from the beginning to the end and we did not forget to dedicate our merits to father of Mat Dieu Hang, Mr. Nguyen Huu Nhiem, who passed away on October 16, 2017. May he be born into higher realms!

Finally, I want to note down a wonderful spiritual imprint: I happened to see a solemnly decorated place in the Novotel’s precinct where worships “Three Buddhist saints”. There I gave bow to the Kwan Yin statute with a strong delight and gratefulness, feeling he always watches over every spiritual events of Song Nguyen Tantric House. Such a wonderful coincidence, isn’t it? What is the meaning of this symbolic language? You should find out by yourself!
May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
Om Ah Hum
Ha Long City, October 17, 2017                                               
Translated by Mat Hue Phap
  1. C H Lakshminarayan says:

    Respected Guruji I bow my head at the lotus feet of Guruji.

    I am Tantra Nirvadeva.

    At the outset, Tibetan Yoga is mind training  Yoga. The salient point Which drew my attention is, some times, Indian Yoga is mistakenly interpreted as only Hata Yoga which is prone to physical exercises for health improvement which is not so on the contrary !

    No doubt , Hata Yoga is one of the 8-limbs of scientific Yoga but it comprises the other 7- limbs of yoga  which include  yama, niyama Asana ,pranayama. Prathyahara,  Dharana, Dhyana (meditation).and Samadhi Which Altogether by right Practices (Dharma) lead to Enlightenment !

    Yoga is same  through out all nations being universal phenomena !  Slight differences is common depending on space, circumstances, time & Nationality ! It does not matter whether Tibetan,Indian, Vietnam or China !it has universal scientific approach and phenomenon !

    Tibetan Yoga is nothing but Tantra Yana(Vajrayana) just like other wings of Buddhism, Hinayana, Mahayana !

    I personally feel it is not fair to criticize of other schools of Buddhist teachings in the spirit of praising our own just like the woman Nguyen thi  Trang khuyen!

    There is no meaning in denying by her the benefits derived from the Tibetan Yoga in becoming  Peaceful and joyful at mind !

    We are all highly benefiting under the able guidance of our beloved Guruji by song Nguyen Tantra House and through Chanhtuduy following Tibetan Yoga!

    My condolences too to the sad demise of the father of my Kalyanamithra Mat Deu Hang, namely Mr.Nguyen Hui Nheiem who Passed away recently.The beautiful pictures Depicted in this article will talk themselves popularity of our beloved Guruji!.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Long live our beloved Guruji for upholding Dharma.

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan.

  2. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this information.

    May our tantra house be protected and keep on helping others in path of enlightenment.

    May Guru live long for other beings and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum..

  3. Tantra Mahavita says:

    Querido Guru : Muchas gracias por compartir estos articulos. Que el Guru tenga salud y pueda vivir muchos años para beneficio de  todos los seres sintientes. Que todos los seres esten libres de sufrimiento y sus causas. Que todos los seres encuentren la felicidad y sus causas. Que todos los seres vivan en ecuanimidad libre de apego y aversion . OM MANI PADME HUM


  4. Steve Rogers says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    I am Tantra Haramitra

    I have many troubles recently as you are aware through my friend an your follower. Recently one thing has stood out, the less study and practice in Tibetan Yoga the more my struggles take over me.

    I thank you and the work you are doing for bringing us these teachings to parts of the world where Tibetan Buddhism is not freely available to allow us to learn the right teachings and path.

    finally may I bring the merits of my learning to Mr Nguyen Huu Nhiem, may he born in a higher realm. 🙏🏼

    May the Holy Guru have good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings. May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha ‘s nature.

    May all sentient beings be free from suffering and its causes.

    Om mani padme hum

  5. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerebol GURU;

    My name is Tantra Siramitra.

    Introduction article!

    I must study Tibetan yoga I found it very interesting!

    Thank you very much.



    • Mật Diệu Hằng says:

      Kính bạch Thầy!

      con xin phép dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Siramitra (Salvatore Antonio Fois) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con là Tantra Siramitra.

      Con đã đọc bài viết này. Bài viết của Thầy cho con nhiều thông tin hữu ích về yoga Tây Tạng. Con thấy rất thú vị và con nhất định sẽ học yoga Tây Tạng.

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  6. Tantra Mikaya says:

    Thank you, holy Guru, for your insightful article on the differences of Indian and Tibetan Yoga. I never hear yoga from yoga (sorry) I know Yoga as a kind of sport to keep the body fit. For me personally, Tibetan yoga is and was the focus right from the start. The enrichment of knowledge, the understanding of what the truth is and the transformation of being able to liberate myself in every situation from suffering. Only when we understand and live the Dharma can we be successful. For me it was like a birth and growing up and learning to walk in small steps. first shaky and at the hands of our parents (with your help holy guru). Then our shaky steps become sure steps. And at some point we walk alone. Our steps are safe. That’s how I got to know Buddhism and its Dharma. I understood that there is cause and effect. I learned to train my mind (albeit with mistakes) but I felt that every teaching of Buddha and your wise articles helped me to transform my life and myself. There was a time when we learned that we had to follow technology and make big money. Our mind was programmed and restless. We kept searching because an emptiness arrived. The brain began to realize that this is not the purpose of our lives. When we go through life without compassion and how remotely controlled. There are tablets to make you fall asleep and for all situations of life. For me it has been the fulfillment and the most precious experience to see that nothing is permanent and Buddha’s teachings as well as the meditations and purifying of the mind, the practice of boddhicitta will help us to fill our lives. Scientists tried to build the body with all its functions, but they miss it. Because body and mind belong together. And we ourselves have an influence on our well-being and our karma. So yoga and yoga are certainly useful but the Tibetan form of finding knowledge, harmony with mind and body allows us to be successful on the path of enlightenment. Thanks again for your wise article and the lovely photos of dear holy guru. May our holy guru be healthy and happy. May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature Om Mani Padme Hum

  7. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    In this article you narrate the Dharma event at Novotel Hotel, Ha Long City in 2017.

    You explain the difference between Indian Yoga which is focused more on physical health and Tibetan Yoga which trains and develops the follower’s mind and wisdom.

    You also explain the spiritual dialectics of Buddhism, and that Tibetan Yoga which is based on Right View and Right Thought is different from the teaching methods taught in many pagodas many of which also teach and practice superstition and wrong view.

    You conclude the article by narrating the successful completion of the Dharma event and the homage to Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara/Kwan Yin.

    May all sentient beings be healthy and well and be free from suffering.

    May Guru be healthy and live long for the benefit of all beings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)



  8. Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    my name is Tantra  Ashihata .

    I appreciate you for your wealth of knowledge and wisdom. It pleases me when I read this article and it made me to understand that buddah wisdom if one aquire it will lead to enlightenment.

    May Guru fill us with his spirit to acquire buddah wisdom.

    May Guru live long for the seek of happiness of all sentient being and may all sentient being free from suffering

    Om mani padme hum.

  9. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    In this article you explain about the Dharma conference in Novotel Hotel.

    I appreciate explanations about Right View as well as the included photos.

    May all sentient beings be healthy and well and be free from suffering.

    May Guru be healthy and live long for the benefit of all beings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)


  10. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    In this article you explain the meaning of Tibetan Yoga (Mind-training Yoga), how it differs from Indian Yoga, and you also explain that it is based on Buddhist Right View and Right Thought.

    You explain that the benefits of Tibetan Yoga include the practitioner becoming peaceful and joyful, being non-detached, and finally attaining pure mind completely.

    You narrate about paying homage to Kwan Yin (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) who watches over Dharma events and gives blessings to Buddhist practitioners.

    May all sentient beings be healthy and well and be free from suffering.

    May Guru be healthy and live long for the benefit of all beings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)

  11. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:

    Holy Guru, I bow my head before your lotus feet! Thank you for sharing this article “Impressive Ha Long” I am so grateful for a guru such as yourself. Your diligence is a beacon of hope, inspiration, and proof that proper practice cultivates proper results. Your method of teaching is straight, true and easy to follow. May your day be blessed and full of peace.

    Mat Hue Phap, I rejoice in reading your English translation of our guru’s discourse. You are a great instrument in sharing Dharma with the world. May all of your legitimate wishes be granted within the right orbit of Dharma.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    May our Guru and his consort live a long and healthy life for the sake of all sentient beings

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature

    May the global pandemic caused by the Corona virus soon end

  12. Tantra Aradhana says:

    Thank you so much Guru
    For a another wonderful article and I liked all the pictures you have shared as well i always look forward to reading all you have written and the pictures you always put in with the articles everyone always looks so happy as well
    Thank you again

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