Today, HH 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, began the two-day empowerment of Red Avaloikiteshvara (Gyalwa Gyamtso) at the main temple, Dharamsala, India (which I was very fortunate to attend in person). The live webcast can be viewed on Youtube here:
I will write more about this empowerment and the lineage of Gyalwa Gyamtso in relation to the Dalai Lamas and the Gelugpa (and other Tibetan Buddhist lineages) very soon. Today, the tantric vows and commitments were also bestowed and kusha grass and protection threads bestowed.
For now, here is my previous article and new translations of Red Avalokiteshvara (Gyalwa Gyamtso) within the Kagyu practice from the dakini lineage of Machig Drupe Gyalmo to one of Milarepa’s heart students, Rechungpa. To get these new translations of the Supplication to Gyalwa Gyamtso and the short five deity sadhana by 3rd Karmapa, contact the website here https://dakinitranslations.com/support-and-contact/
May it be of benefit! Adele Tomlin, 13th June 2022.