Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Tāranātha and Nyingma lineage texts on Kālacakra

Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (('jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse' dbang po, 1820 - 1892) had a very strong connection with Tāranātha and the Kālacakra teachings via his deep friendship and connection with Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye ('jam mgon kong sprul blo gros mtha' yas, 1813-1899). According to his biographers:   ''Khyentse Wangpo met Jamgon Kongtrul at the end of… Continue reading Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Tāranātha and Nyingma lineage texts on Kālacakra

Letter of thanks from the Office of HH Dalai Lama regarding translation of his Shentong and Jonang teachings

Today, I received this letter from the Office of HHDL regarding the recent translation I did of his compilation of teachings on Jonang and Shentong (Empty-of-Other). It is dated 20th June, before HH left for Ladakh, so it took a while to get it. I offered the translation to his personal assistant at the end… Continue reading Letter of thanks from the Office of HH Dalai Lama regarding translation of his Shentong and Jonang teachings

Jetsun Tāranātha on having ‘Confidence in a Teacher’

Translator snippet this Saturday..... In his Introduction of the major text on the Kālacakra Six Yogas, One Hundred Blazing Lights, a Supplementary Commentary on Seeing the Meaningful, Tāranātha states one must have 'three confidences' on the path. These are 'confidence in the tantras'; 'confidence in the teacher' and 'confidence in oneself'. So why is confidence… Continue reading Jetsun Tāranātha on having ‘Confidence in a Teacher’