‘LADY HEAR ME TONIGHT’: NIGUMA’S MANTRA AND MEANING WITH MELODY BY 2ND KALU RINPOCHE

On October 23, a couple of weeks after the New Delhi Niguma Yoga event, HE 2nd Kalu Rinpoche gave melodious and moving chanting renditions of the mantras used in the Shangpa Kagyu tradition, the Niguma, Six-Armed Mahākāla and Guru Yoga mantras, during a live public FB teaching, which is still available to watch here .… Continue reading ‘LADY HEAR ME TONIGHT’: NIGUMA’S MANTRA AND MEANING WITH MELODY BY 2ND KALU RINPOCHE

THE SACRED BONE INK OF STAINLESS LIGHT: LONGCHENPA’S COLLECTED WORKS RE-CREATED THROUGH BHUTANESE CALLIGRAPHY: Contents and editions of Longchenpa’s Works, Bhutanese project and new website

"It is said that each word in the text is guarded by the dharma protective deities, Ekajati, Rahul and Damchen Dorji Legpa, and through the protection of their thousand eyes."  --brochure of Bhutanese Collected Works project "The art of perfect calligraphy is the emanation of the Buddhas, There is no higher art than calligraphy to… Continue reading THE SACRED BONE INK OF STAINLESS LIGHT: LONGCHENPA’S COLLECTED WORKS RE-CREATED THROUGH BHUTANESE CALLIGRAPHY: Contents and editions of Longchenpa’s Works, Bhutanese project and new website

YIG-TSAL, FLOWING LINES OF AMAZING GRACE: POETIC TRIBUTE TO THE WORK OF A MASTER TIBETAN CALLIGRAPHER, JAMYANG DORJEE. Review of the master Tibetan calligraphy artist, Jamyang Dorje Chakirar and his exhibition in Bhutan (2022), with a new poem spontaneously created as tribute to his work and effort

“After retirement I engaged into serious Buddhist practices and realized how vast Buddhist philosophy is. I began looking inward within myself, there is a beauty; my story would inspire many retirees. When they (people) retire they feel that they have nothing to do. But now is the time when you can express yourselves.” "Art is… Continue reading YIG-TSAL, FLOWING LINES OF AMAZING GRACE: POETIC TRIBUTE TO THE WORK OF A MASTER TIBETAN CALLIGRAPHER, JAMYANG DORJEE. Review of the master Tibetan calligraphy artist, Jamyang Dorje Chakirar and his exhibition in Bhutan (2022), with a new poem spontaneously created as tribute to his work and effort

‘PURE’, ‘INDEPENDENT’ AND ‘HAPPY’ BHUTAN? A BRIEF CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE “LAST SURVIVING VAJRAYANA COUNTRY”. The founding history of Bhutan and 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche,freedom from Gelug domination, independence from Tibet, India and China and 21st Century issues, such as freedom of speech, gender equality, LGBT rights, multi-culturalism, religious tolerance and civil liberties

"During the 17-year period 1625-42, three governments were formed in Tibetan cultural regions of the Himalayas that endured into the 20th century, each with a distinctive religion-state basis. We refer to the Ganden Phodrang (dGa’-ldan Pho brang) government of the 5th Dalai Lama (1642), the state of Sikkim or Drejong (’Bras-ljongs) (1642), and the state… Continue reading ‘PURE’, ‘INDEPENDENT’ AND ‘HAPPY’ BHUTAN? A BRIEF CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE “LAST SURVIVING VAJRAYANA COUNTRY”. The founding history of Bhutan and 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche,freedom from Gelug domination, independence from Tibet, India and China and 21st Century issues, such as freedom of speech, gender equality, LGBT rights, multi-culturalism, religious tolerance and civil liberties

THE YOGA OF LADY NIGUMA AS COMPILED BY JETSUN TARANATHA AND PRESENTED BY 2ND KALU RINPOCHE: Niguma Yoga presentations in Bhutan and India by 2nd Kalu Rinpoche; and textual and historical background

"When one realizes that our many thoughts of anger and desire,which churn the ocean of Samsara,are devoid of any self-nature,everything becomes a land of gold, my child.--A Song of Niguma "When he requested these vajra verses [from Niguma], the learned and accomplished Kyungpo Naljor offered five hundred measures of gold to the wisdom dakini. He… Continue reading THE YOGA OF LADY NIGUMA AS COMPILED BY JETSUN TARANATHA AND PRESENTED BY 2ND KALU RINPOCHE: Niguma Yoga presentations in Bhutan and India by 2nd Kalu Rinpoche; and textual and historical background