Garchen Rinpoche

HE 8th Garchen Rinpoche

This page is for research, transcripts and translations connected to the Drikung Kagyu master, H.E 8th Garchen Rinpoche and his teachers/students, such as Drupon Rinchen Dorje.

8th Garchen Rinpoche is clearly one of the greatest living bodhisattvas alive today and to hear more on his remarkable life, there is a movie, For the Benefit of Beings that can be freely watched (on a donation basis):

General articles

GODDESS QUEEN OF SPACE: ACHI CHOKYI DROLMA. Life-Story, Texts, Depictions, ‘Praise to Achi’ by Jigten Sumgon and Teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

SONG OF THE DEMON-DESTROYING VAJRA (Dujom Dorje Luwang): Jamgon Kongtrul’s Vajrakīlaya Supplication, Text, Lineage, Three Aspirations and Four Kīlas plus full transcript of teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

‘LET IT BE’, THE SAMAYA LIFE-FORCE OF SECRET MANTRA VAJRAYANA: Immeasurable love, wisdom and the samayas of body, speech and mind; Vajrakīlaya teaching of 8th Garchen Rinpoche

GATHERING ALL INTO ONE AND WISDOM OF THE WRATHFUL DAGGER: OM AH HUM vajra recitation, Vajrakīlaya and transforming afflictions (by 8th Garchen Rinpoche) and new translation of Milarepa’s Song on the Ten Pāramitās

BUDDHA AKSHOBYA (MITRUGPA) IN ‘VAJRA-ESSENCE’ TREASURE OF GURU PADMASAMBHAVA teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

THE FLUTE AT COPPER-COLOURED MOUNTAIN: Drikung Lho Nuden Dorje’s Terma ‘Heart-Essence of Great Bliss Mind-Accomplishment’ and Vajra Guru mantra teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

PURIFYING DUALISTIC KARMIC IMPRINTS INTO THE ESSENCE GROUND: GENERATION-STAGE VISUALISATION IN UNION WITH ONE-POINTEDNESS, teachings by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

7TH CENTURY CHINESE QUEEN’S SHOWER OF BLESSINGS ON A 21st CENTURY AMERICAN WILDFIRE: Garchen Rinpoche and the Gyanagma Wheel of Princess Wencheng: her life, influence and sacred objects in Tibet

SEEING SICKNESS AND SUFFERING AS POSITIVE: Female Mahasiddha and Lineage Founder, Gelongma Palmo and the 11-faced, 1000-armed Avalokitesvara (Nyung Ne) and teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

MAGNETISING RED QUEEN, KURUKULLA: “Outshining the perceptions of others and bringing afflictive emotions under control” teaching of 8th Garchen Rinpoche

MIND AS VAST AS SPACE: the question of giving and receiving of online empowerments

THE IMMEASURABLE ‘ROOT LIFE-FORCE’ OF ALL DEITIES AND SAMAYA: White Tārā teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche (April 2021)

Wrathful deities and the way to eliminate ‘enemies’ and ‘obstacles’: HE Garchen Rinpoche on Karma Chagme’s ‘Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen’

Oral transmission and instructions by HE Garchen Rinpoche on new English translation of Innate Kalacakra sadhana text by Jamgon Kongtrul the First (6th October 2018, Portugal)

Guru Stories (October-November 2021)

CLEAR RAIN MELTING FROZEN SNOW, THE GURU’S BLESSINGS: MEETING HIS MOTHER, LIFE AFTER PRISON, MAHASIDDHA KARMA NORBU, FINDING KHENPO MUNSEL AND GETTING MONASTIC VOWS. Guru Stories (Part 4) by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

INVINCIBLE COURAGE AND LOVE: LIFE-THREATENING BRAVERY IN A CHINESE JAIL AND ROOT GURU, DZOGCHEN MASTER, KHENPO MUNSEL. Guru Stories (Part 3) by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

‘SIGHT FOR SORE EYES’: FROM YOGI FATHER’S INTRODUCTION TO THE NATURE OF MIND TO SIDDHA CHIMEY DORJE’S UNBEARABLE DEVOTION, MIRACULOUSROCK FOOTPRINTS AND COURAGE IN A CHINESE PRISON: GURU STORIES (Part 2) by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

FROM SECRET CHILD TO STUDENT OF WRATHFUL FATHER, VAJRAKILAYA RETREAT AND PROFOUND PITH INSTRUCTIONS:  GURU STORIES (Part 1) by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche
Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche

BEGGAR’S BODY BANQUET (Kusāli Tshog Sog) with Vajravārāhi : Instructions by Je Jigten Sumgon and commentary by Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche

COMMENTARY ON THE ‘EXTREMELY CONCISE SADHANA OF CHAKRASAMVARA FIVE DEITIES: UTTER ILLUMINATION OF THE INNERMOST ESSENCE’ by Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche