LADAKH TRILOGY (PART I): THE KARMAPAS IN LADAKH. Previous visits and the Karma Drubgyu Monastery

  For Dakini Day today, am offering a new research piece and photographs of the Karma Kagyu monastery in Ladakh, called Karma Drubgyu Choling, on the outskirts of Leh. Not to be mistaken for the Karma Drubgyu Tharling (Tilokpur) nunnery, located in Himachal Pradesh, India, as I have written about here. I am currently on… Continue reading LADAKH TRILOGY (PART I): THE KARMAPAS IN LADAKH. Previous visits and the Karma Drubgyu Monastery

HAPPY 87TH BIRTHDAY OFFERING TO HH 14TH DALAI LAMA

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” –HH 14th Dalai Lama"Illusory, self-manifesting appearances, naked ne ne,reference-less awareness, luminous la la;the inexpressible expanse lingers la la;the Great Bliss flickering li li .སྒྱུ་མའི་རང་སྣང་རྗེན་ནེ་ནེ། །གཏད་མེད་རིག་པ་གསལ་ལ་ལ། །བརྗོད་མེད་དབྱིངས་སུ་ཐལ་ལ་ལ། །བདེ་བ་ཆེན་པོའི་ཁྲིལ་ལི་ལི།--one of the 14th Dalai Lama's favourite quotes by Jetsun Taranatha (tr. Adele Tomlin)   Today is… Continue reading HAPPY 87TH BIRTHDAY OFFERING TO HH 14TH DALAI LAMA