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TREASURE TRADITION OF PHOWA: PRACTICE GIVEN BY BUDDHA AMITABHA TO GURU PADMASAMBHAVA FOR TIBETAN KING TRISONG DETSEN. Introduction to the Treasure Phowa Tradition, its history, practice and transcript of teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

“The King desiring to end the suffering of his minister went to Ch’im-phu cave to request the help of Padmasambhava. The King Trisong Detsen offered him a golden disk (representing the sun) and a silver disk (representing the moon) as a mandala offering, requesting him to give special instruction to the Minister so that he… Continue reading TREASURE TRADITION OF PHOWA: PRACTICE GIVEN BY BUDDHA AMITABHA TO GURU PADMASAMBHAVA FOR TIBETAN KING TRISONG DETSEN. Introduction to the Treasure Phowa Tradition, its history, practice and transcript of teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

THE ‘GOLDEN GODDESS’ NUN WHOM BUDDHA SAID WAS BEST AT RECOLLECTING PREVIOUS LIVES AND ATTAINED ARHATSHIP: BHADDA-KAPILANI. Introduction to Bhaddā Kāpilānī’s life-story, previous lives and excellent qualities.

66. “Similar is Bhaddā Kāpilānī, a triple-knowledge bearer, killer of death; Who bears the last body, having conquered Māra and his mount. (Tatheva bhaddā kāpilānī, tevijjā maccuhāyinī; Dhāreti antimaṃ dehaṃ, jetvā māraṃ savāhanaṃ.) 67. “Having seen danger in the world, both of us ordained; We are taintless, tamed, cooled down, we are liberated. (Disvā ādīnavaṃ… Continue reading THE ‘GOLDEN GODDESS’ NUN WHOM BUDDHA SAID WAS BEST AT RECOLLECTING PREVIOUS LIVES AND ATTAINED ARHATSHIP: BHADDA-KAPILANI. Introduction to Bhaddā Kāpilānī’s life-story, previous lives and excellent qualities.

‘FLESH AND BLOOD’ EMBODIMENT OF DHARMA AND ‘TREASURY OF MUCH LISTENING’: ANANDA (ALL-JOYFUL) BUDDHA’S BEST AND MAIN ATTENDANT. An Introduction to the life-story of Ananda and his eight special qualities by 17th Karmapa (Day 7, August 2022)

“Through the full twenty-five years, My dharma practice improved. I never felt worldly cravings And realized the nature of true Dharma.” —Ānanda’s verse on being Buddha’s attendant from “Verses of the Elders” (Theraghātā) “4. Even though Ananda was my attendant, and had not abandoned all the afflictions of desire, while accompanying me to royal palaces… Continue reading ‘FLESH AND BLOOD’ EMBODIMENT OF DHARMA AND ‘TREASURY OF MUCH LISTENING’: ANANDA (ALL-JOYFUL) BUDDHA’S BEST AND MAIN ATTENDANT. An Introduction to the life-story of Ananda and his eight special qualities by 17th Karmapa (Day 7, August 2022)

“THE ESSENCE OF GLORY: A SHAKYAMUNI PUJA IN THE KADAMPA TRADITION”: NEW SADHANA BY 17TH GYALWANG KARMAPA. Inspirations behind its composition, an overview of the new sadhana, and transcript of the teaching by 17th Karmapa

“Should I pay homage first to you? Or before that to the great compassionThat remained in samsara, despite knowing all its faults?” –Excerpt from Essence Of Glory: A Shakyamuni Puja by 17th Karmapa “The reason why we have the Buddhist teachings, is because of the kindness of the Buddha Shakyamuni. So, all of us Buddhists… Continue reading “THE ESSENCE OF GLORY: A SHAKYAMUNI PUJA IN THE KADAMPA TRADITION”: NEW SADHANA BY 17TH GYALWANG KARMAPA. Inspirations behind its composition, an overview of the new sadhana, and transcript of the teaching by 17th Karmapa

STAINLESS IN THE WOMB AND THE MOON: NEW CONCISE LIBERATION-STORY AND ARTWORK OF 3RD KARMAPA (by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa)

“The one known as Dusum Khyenpa and the stainless, Dharmakaya Rangjung Dorjeare different in name and time, yet Actually, they are the same in essence.” –2nd Karmapa, Karma Pakshi in his autobiography, Discourse on the Realization of the Oneness of the Timeless Three Times and Perfection of Great Abilities  “Then the 3rd Karmapa recited the… Continue reading STAINLESS IN THE WOMB AND THE MOON: NEW CONCISE LIBERATION-STORY AND ARTWORK OF 3RD KARMAPA (by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa)

FROM RICHES TO RAGS: THE MAN TO WHOM BUDDHA GAVE HIS OLD ROBES: MAHAKASHYAPA’S LIBERATION-STORY BY 17th KARMAPA

“When Buddha sat on Mahākāśyapa’s robe, he said, “This robe of yours is really soft, it is really nice.” Mahākāśyapa immediately said, “As you said Buddha, this robe is soft, please accept this robe.” The Buddha’s outer robes were made out of rags that had been thrown out along the road and in the filth.… Continue reading FROM RICHES TO RAGS: THE MAN TO WHOM BUDDHA GAVE HIS OLD ROBES: MAHAKASHYAPA’S LIBERATION-STORY BY 17th KARMAPA

‘MAGNETISING ALL (WANGDU)’ GREAT CLOUDS OF BLESSINGS SUPPLICATION BY JU MIPHAM RINPOCHE (NEW TRANSLATION) AND ORAL TRANSMISSION BY 17TH KARMAPA

“If due to having no control over your mind, you are unable to give rise to bodhicitta, emptiness and other non-worldly accomplishments, reciting Wang Du with diligence will allow you to gain these qualities with ease.”– Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche Introduction Yesterday, on Day 13 of the Summer Teachings, HH 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley… Continue reading ‘MAGNETISING ALL (WANGDU)’ GREAT CLOUDS OF BLESSINGS SUPPLICATION BY JU MIPHAM RINPOCHE (NEW TRANSLATION) AND ORAL TRANSMISSION BY 17TH KARMAPA

AN ACTUAL BEACON OF LIGHT NOT AN IMAGE OF ONE: THE DHARMA AS THE REAL REFUGE AND TEACHER; AND VINAYA AND SECRET MANTRA AND THE THREE SETS OF VOWS (Day Five, 17th Karmapa teachings, August 2022)

“You must be your own light to dispel the darkness. You must be your own protector. To do so, hold the dharma like a lamp. Hold the dharma as a protector and guardian. The dharma is the beacon of light that shows you the way.” –Shakyamuni Buddha’s words before he passed away “The Victor is… Continue reading AN ACTUAL BEACON OF LIGHT NOT AN IMAGE OF ONE: THE DHARMA AS THE REAL REFUGE AND TEACHER; AND VINAYA AND SECRET MANTRA AND THE THREE SETS OF VOWS (Day Five, 17th Karmapa teachings, August 2022)

A CELIBATE LIFE WITH LITTLE DESIRE FOR WORLDLY PLEASURES: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MONASTICS AND HOUSEHOLDERS: Origin and development of the Vinaya rules, the eight kinds of precepts, four defeats, the origin and meaning of the Pratimoksha Sutra and comparison between different Vinaya versions and schools (Day Four, 17th Karmapa teaching, August 2022)

“The four parajikas (defeats) are rules entailing expulsion from the monastic community (Sangha) for life. If a monk or nun breaks any one of the rules he/she is automatically ‘defeated’ in the monastic life and falls from it immediately. S/He is not allowed to become a monk/nun again in his/her lifetime. Intention is necessary in… Continue reading A CELIBATE LIFE WITH LITTLE DESIRE FOR WORLDLY PLEASURES: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MONASTICS AND HOUSEHOLDERS: Origin and development of the Vinaya rules, the eight kinds of precepts, four defeats, the origin and meaning of the Pratimoksha Sutra and comparison between different Vinaya versions and schools (Day Four, 17th Karmapa teaching, August 2022)

FROM WANDERING MENDICANTS TEMPORARILY SHELTERING FROM THE RAIN TO LARGE, AUTONOMOUS MONASTIC COMMUNITIES IN MONASTERIES: Development of monasteries and categories and terminology for Sangha dwellings and members (Day 3, 17th Karmapa (2022)

“As more monks began to reside at the location, it became a place for the monastics to engage in listening, contemplating and meditation and to gather, and perform the main rituals, such as (like ‘poṣadha’, the rains retreat, ‘pravāraṇa’, and ‘kaṭhina’) created a need for permanent, more practical, structures and they began to construct assembly… Continue reading FROM WANDERING MENDICANTS TEMPORARILY SHELTERING FROM THE RAIN TO LARGE, AUTONOMOUS MONASTIC COMMUNITIES IN MONASTERIES: Development of monasteries and categories and terminology for Sangha dwellings and members (Day 3, 17th Karmapa (2022)

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