‘DAKINI IS TRUTH!’: NEW WEBSITE SECTION ON MAHASIDDHA TILOPA

མི་མནོ། - Don’t remember.མི་བསམ། - Don’t think.མི་ཤེས། - Don’t understand.མི་དཔྱོད། - Don’t act.མི་སྒོམ། - Don’t meditate.རང་སར་བཞག།   Remain restful.---Tilopa’s Six Words of Advice[i] "Like space gazing at space, both the ‘gazer’ and the ‘gazed at’, are naturally dissolved in purity."----‘Wisdom Ḍākinī’s Oral Instructions on the Bardo to Tilopa ‘ 'There are no demons, the dakini is truth!' ཉེས་པ་ཟད་པ་རྫུན་གྱི་ཚིག།… Continue reading ‘DAKINI IS TRUTH!’: NEW WEBSITE SECTION ON MAHASIDDHA TILOPA

GURUS OF THE EIGHTH KARMAPA (PART II): FIRST SANGYE NYENPA. ‘Gnarled blue Uncle’, vegetarian yogi Siddha from Denma – First Sangye Nyenpa, Tashi Peljor

Having utterly fled the corpse of the ‘eight attachments’, honour and gain, Like deer fleeing in fear of a hunter. Unable to be misled by the trivialities of this life, Sangye Nyenpa, I supplicate at your feet! Having swiftly discarded karma and afflictions, the causes of samsara, Like discarding a large, poisonous snake. Unconfused by… Continue reading GURUS OF THE EIGHTH KARMAPA (PART II): FIRST SANGYE NYENPA. ‘Gnarled blue Uncle’, vegetarian yogi Siddha from Denma – First Sangye Nyenpa, Tashi Peljor

REVEALING ONE’S INNATE, SHINING ‘VAJRA’ FACE: YIDAM DEITY YOGA. Part II of the Five-fold Mahāmudrā path (Garchen Rinpoche teachings, January 2022)

“Vajra-holder, originator of samsara and nirvana, primordially perfected yidam, deity of the mandala appearing before ordinary beings to be tamed: I pray to the guru—the exalted deity!”   ---Rigdzin Chokyi Dragpa from 'Five-fold Mahāmudrā Supplication' "In one’s body, the king of deity forms, If the stable support of the unchanging base is not held, Mother dakinis,… Continue reading REVEALING ONE’S INNATE, SHINING ‘VAJRA’ FACE: YIDAM DEITY YOGA. Part II of the Five-fold Mahāmudrā path (Garchen Rinpoche teachings, January 2022)

GOING BACK TO OUR ROOTS: WATERING THE TREE OF LOVE AND COMPASSION TO REAP THE JUICY FRUIT OF AWAKENING. Bodhicitta, first of the Five-fold Māhamudrā path (8th Garchen Rinpoche teaching, January 2022)

དཔེར་ན་ལྗོན་ཤིང་སྡོང་པོ་ཡལ་ག་ལོ་འདབ་རྒྱས། །རྩ་བ་གཅིག་བཅད་ཡལ་ག་ཁྲི་འབུམ་སྐམ། །དེ་བཞིན་སེམས་ཀྱི་རྩ་བ་བཅད་ན་འཁོར་བའི་ལོ་འདབ་སྐམ། ༈For example, a tree trunk with foliage, branches and leaves;Chopping its single root, thousands of branches will wither.Likewise, if the root of mind is chopped, the foliage of samsara withers.---Tilopa from Ganges Māhamudrā “The embodiment of bodhicitta, which arises from a sea of loving-kindness and compassion, bestows the way to benefit and… Continue reading GOING BACK TO OUR ROOTS: WATERING THE TREE OF LOVE AND COMPASSION TO REAP THE JUICY FRUIT OF AWAKENING. Bodhicitta, first of the Five-fold Māhamudrā path (8th Garchen Rinpoche teaching, January 2022)

NEW TRANSLATION: ‘WHITE TĀRĀ PRACTICE, TREASURE OF IMMORTALITY NECTAR’ BY 16TH DRIGUNG THRONE-HOLDER, GYELWANG KUNGA RINCHEN

Introduction Today for Tārā Day, I offer the first published translation of a very brief White Tārā sadhana by one of the major founders and lineage holders of the Drigung Kagyu, Gyelwang Kunga Rinchen (rgyal dbang kun dga' rin chen 1475-1527 1484-1527)[1]. Before the translation (with Tibetan and phonetics) here is a brief introduction to… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ‘WHITE TĀRĀ PRACTICE, TREASURE OF IMMORTALITY NECTAR’ BY 16TH DRIGUNG THRONE-HOLDER, GYELWANG KUNGA RINCHEN

RIDING THE STALLION-HORSE MIND IN A CLOUD-FREE SKY: Five-fold Mahāmudrā in the Drigung Kagyu tradition: ‘Song of Realization’ by Jigten Sumgon and ‘Supplication’ by Rigdzin Chokyi Dragpa and 8th Garchen Rinpoche teachings 2022

བྱམས་དང་སྙིང་རྗེ་རྟ་ཕོ་ལ། །                              གཞན་ཕན་གྱི་དཀྱུས་ཐོག་མ་བཅད་ན། །ཁྲོམ་ལྷ་མིའི་འོར་ཆེ་མི་འབྱུང་བས། །                           སེམས་སྔོན་འགྲོ་འདི་ལ་ནན་གཏན་མཛོད། །On the stallion-horse of love and compassion,If stamina in the race of benefiting others is not present,The applaud of multitudes of gods and humans will not arise.Thus, earnestly strive for this preliminary mind! ---Verse from Song of Realization of Five-Fold Mahāmudrā by Jigten Sumgon Today, as an… Continue reading RIDING THE STALLION-HORSE MIND IN A CLOUD-FREE SKY: Five-fold Mahāmudrā in the Drigung Kagyu tradition: ‘Song of Realization’ by Jigten Sumgon and ‘Supplication’ by Rigdzin Chokyi Dragpa and 8th Garchen Rinpoche teachings 2022