LADAKH TRILOGY (PART III): THE DRUGPA (DRAGON) KAGYU IN LADAKH. Tiger’s Nose (Stakna) Monastery, a cathartic Lama Chopa puja, Tibetan History and masters: past and present, the Bhutanese connection, current activities/teachers and the Kung Fu cycling nuns

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived; but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou “Those in power write the history, while those who suffer write the songs.” --Frank Harte “History is written by the victors.” –-Winston Churchill INTRODUCTION So as the final part of my Ladakh research trilogy… Continue reading LADAKH TRILOGY (PART III): THE DRUGPA (DRAGON) KAGYU IN LADAKH. Tiger’s Nose (Stakna) Monastery, a cathartic Lama Chopa puja, Tibetan History and masters: past and present, the Bhutanese connection, current activities/teachers and the Kung Fu cycling nuns

NEW TRANSLATION: ‘THE THIGLE DROP THAT ILLUMINATES THE EQUAL TO SPACE CHAKRASAMVARA TANTRA’ BY JE PHAGMO DRUPA

INTRODUCTION "Out of great compassion, the authentic, perfect Buddha taught three levels of the Dharma wheels depending on the thinking and capacities of those to be tamed.  First, he taught in Varanasi where he turned the Dharma wheel of the four noble truths. Second, was at Vulture’s Peak, the Dharma wheel without characteristics. Third, in… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ‘THE THIGLE DROP THAT ILLUMINATES THE EQUAL TO SPACE CHAKRASAMVARA TANTRA’ BY JE PHAGMO DRUPA