Kālacakra and the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul: a stunning record of empowerment and teaching

Jamgon Kongtrul lineage and Kālacakra As I have written about several times here and here, the Jamgon Kongtrul lineage of Kālacakra is very important not only for the Kagyu but also in continuing the Jonang and Shangpa lineage teachings.  Jamgon Kongtrul the Great received the entire empowerment of Kālacakra from Karma Kagyu masters, such as… Continue reading Kālacakra and the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul: a stunning record of empowerment and teaching

NEW PUBLICATION: Innate Kālacakra: Instruction Texts and Recitations

On this auspicious day of Lhabab Duchen, I am pleased to announce the translation and publication of the Innate Kālacakra e-booklet, as part of the new Dakini Publications publishing intiative. It can be freely downloaded here, Innate Kalacakra booklet.  The book is currently only available to read electronically, only by those who have the requisite… Continue reading NEW PUBLICATION: Innate Kālacakra: Instruction Texts and Recitations

Tantric Buddhism, vows, sex and women – the importance of love, respect and consent

 'Only the united beat of sex and heart together can create ecstasy.'-Anais Nin On this full moon day, this short new article is an attempt to clarify (in simple laywoman’s and unscholarly terms) some of the issues surrounding monasticism, sex, women, consorts in Vajrayana (or Tantric) Buddhism.  It does not claim to be comprehensive or in-depth but hopefully… Continue reading Tantric Buddhism, vows, sex and women – the importance of love, respect and consent

HE 12th Gyaltsab Rinpoche: ‘Knowing One Liberates All ‘ and Kālacakra

Liberating All by Knowing One - October 2019 I recently had the great fortune to attend the Liberating All by Knowing One (gChig shes kun grol) (sometimes translated as Knowing One Liberates All) empowerments given by Kagyu heart-son, HE 12th Gyaltsab Rinpoche at his Palchen Chosling Monastery seat in Ralang, Sikkim from 8th until 20th… Continue reading HE 12th Gyaltsab Rinpoche: ‘Knowing One Liberates All ‘ and Kālacakra