Often students and followers of Vajrayana get confused about what qualities are seen as essential requirements in a Vajrayana guru. They falsely believe that they should not examine a teacher and that they should take the first teacher they meet and feel intense devotion for. Fortunately, a great Vajrayana master and guru, Jetsun Tāranātha, explains… Continue reading NECESSARY QUALITIES OF A VAJRAYANA TEACHER BY TARANATHA in ‘A HUNDRED BLAZING LIGHTS’
Jonang Lama Khentrul Rinpoche will be visiting Taiwan this month to give teachings on Shambhala and Kalacakra. The lectures will be given at Dekyi bookshop. Contact details: (02) 2375-2611 or firstname.lastname@example.org Course location: Deyi Book Square, 6th Floor, No. 61 Section 1, Chongqing South Road, Beishi City (near Sanmin Bookstore) Online registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OEfzAH7yU7-8rTDG7LqzZd9pJ1z7RkoQchfFlPUHX2s/edit 6/28、6/30、7/1… Continue reading Teachings on Shambhala and Kalacakra by Khentrul Rinpoche in Taiwan, 28th June until 1st July
Hot of the press! One of the greatest living Buddhist masters (and Kalacakra masters), HE Garchen Rinpoche will be giving the Innate Kalacakra empowerment and teachings at the Instituto Changchub, Portugal between 4th to 7th October. This teaching will be part of a European tour of teachings and empowerments Rinpoche will give in September and… Continue reading Innate Kalacakra empowerment and teachings by HE Garchen Rinpoche in Portugal, 4th- 7th October.
Khentrul Rinpoché (of the Tibetan Buddhist Rime Institute) will be travelling to Toronto, Canada at the request of the Terma Foundation. Rinpoche will give a series of teachings starting with the Greatness of the Vajra Yogas of Kalachakra. This will be followed by teachings on Bringing the Bardo into Kalachakra Practice and concluded with a… Continue reading Vajravega empowerment and the Greatness of the Kalacakra Vajra-Yogas on 9-12 August 2018, Ontario, Canada.
Khentrul Rinpoché invited His Eminence Kathog Rigzin Chenpo to TIbetan Buddhist Rimé Institute in Belgrave, Melbourne Australia a few days ago to teach the rich history of Tibet's five major Buddhist traditions - Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, Jonang and Gelug. There is a link to the live video recordings of the teachings on the Jonang lineage.… Continue reading History of the Jonang and other Tibetan Buddhist lineages- teaching by HE Khatog Rinpoche
Here are some recent photos and videos of the 13th annual Shentong Madhyamaka debate happening at the Jonang monastery, Golok, Tibet. O O ne of the scholars attending this important debate for Jonang is a Khenpo called Ngawang Ngodrub. My attention was drawn to this Jonang Lama by a monk from the Dzamthang monastery. He… Continue reading 13th Annual Meeting on Shentong Madhyamaka in Golok, Tibet and Khenpo Ngawang Ngodrub
I am happy to announce that Taranatha's Lion-Faced Dakini Sadhana text (seng gdong ma'i lzog pa) is now available in English (with Tibetan and phonetics) for the first time. For anyone experiencing obstacles, psychic attacks, obstructions, harmful influences and so on, the Lion-Faced Dakini practise is renowned for eliminating them. As the practise is only… Continue reading Taranatha’s Lion-faced Dakini text now available in English
HH the 14th Dalai Lama has been a strong advocate and supporter of the Jonang teachings on Kalacakra and Shentong flourishing in exile. He was good friends with the late, 9th Jetsun Kalkha Dhampa. HE 9th Jetsun Khalka Dhampa An example of HH's support can be read in his beautiful Aspiration for Jonang Teachings composed… Continue reading HH the 14th Dalai Lama on the Jonang Kalacakra Six Yogas and Shentong – English translation
For many, the distinction between 'empty-of-other' (gzhan stong, pronounced shentong) and 'empty of self (rang stong, pronounced rang tong) is an intellectual debate only that they need not concern themselves with in terms of practice, or one which is simply too high level philosophically to engage with. However, this would be a misunderstanding of the… Continue reading New on the website – An Introduction to Shentong
Khentrul Rinpoche of the Jonang lineage will be teaching on Kalacakra in Moscow, Russia, between the dates of 20-24 June. The schedule states that he will give the necessary oral transmission and instructions for students to enter the Path of the Kalacakra Preliminaries. For more details see his Facebook page here. (Google Translate the Russian).