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

"The Chief of the activity ḍākinīs will come to the area of Tidro cave in Drikung. This will be a nirmanakāya manifestation of Vajrayogini." --Cakrasaṃvara root tantra “I, Achi Chokyi Dolma, wrote this sadhana of myself. By this, for 15 generations, this woman (I) will take care of you.    If it is important, call me. … Continue reading GODDESS QUEEN OF SPACE: ACHI CHOKYI DROLMA. Life-Story, Texts, Depictions, ‘Praise to Achi’ by Jigten Sumgon and Teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

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

'I do not seem phenomena, I only see dharmāta/their nature. I do not see sentient beings, I only see Buddhas. I do not see consciousness, I only see primordial wisdom.’ ‘Within bliss I find emptiness. From bliss arises the sambhogakāya and from clarity arises the nirmanakāya.’--Jetsun Milarepa "[When] a dark-blue weapon—the perfection of self-born rikpa—arises in… Continue reading MELODIOUS SONG OF THE DEMON-DESTROYING VAJRA (Dujom Dorje Luyang): 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

 In brief, whatever you are doing,Ask yourself 'What's the state of my mind?'With constant mindfulness and mental alertnessAccomplish others' good -This is the practice of Bodhisattvas. --Verse 36 from Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva Introduction Today, I offer a short transcript of Garchen Rinpoche’s teaching about the Vajrayana commitments (samaya) of body, speech and mind,… Continue reading ‘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

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

“In her outer aspect, she is noble lady Tārā, in her inner aspect she is the Great Mother, in her secret aspect she is Vajravārāhi, and in her innermost secret aspect, she is the black wrathful Dakini." "Not knowing that to give away my body without attachmentWas to accumulate merit and wisdom,I have clung to… Continue reading BEGGAR’S BODY BANQUET (Kusāli Tshog Sog) with Vajravārāhi : Instructions by Je Jigten Sumgon and commentary by Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche

‘Guru Stories’ (Parts 1-4) booklet and new website section on 8th Garchen Rinpoche

Today, am happy to share a freely downloadable pdf file of the all the recent teachings from Guru Stories by Garchen Rinpoche: guru-stories-by-garchen-rinpoche-parts-i-ivDownload Here are Parts I to IV of HE 8th Garchen Rinpoche’s teachings on his Gurus, given in October to November 2021 (links to the videos are below). They are still quite raw… Continue reading ‘Guru Stories’ (Parts 1-4) booklet and new website section on 8th Garchen Rinpoche

THE EIGHT MAIN HEVAJRA LINEAGES AND ‘INNATE’ HEVAJRA OF SHANTIPA: Lineages, Texts and 2021 Teaching and Empowerment by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

  "Jigten Sumgon also said that the highest practitioner (or disciple) sees the guru as the dharmakāya; the average disciple, a medium capacity disciple sees the guru as sambhogakāya; and the lowest practitioner sees the guru as nirmanakāya."--8th Garchen Rinpoche For the new moon (and Indian festival of light, Diwali) today, am happy to offer… Continue reading THE EIGHT MAIN HEVAJRA LINEAGES AND ‘INNATE’ HEVAJRA OF SHANTIPA: Lineages, Texts and 2021 Teaching and Empowerment by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

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

"The mind of sentient beings, or the mind of self-grasping is like frozen snow, whereas love and compassion are like rain water. As long as there is self-grasping, it is like being stuck in snow and ice, and that kills sentient beings. In the end, snow is actually water by nature, so if one understands… Continue reading 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

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

Happy to offer a raw transcript (as in not heavily edited) of Part 2 of the Guru Stories teachings by 8th Garchen Rinpoche (video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws8FNm3Onjc), based on the oral translation of Ina Bieler and the original Tibetan. This teaching continued from Part 1 in explaining the powerful and profound impact Garchen Rinpoche’s yogi… Continue reading ‘SIGHT FOR SORE EYES’: FROM YOGI FATHER’S INTRODUCTION TO THE NATURE OF MIND TO SIDDHA CHIMEY DORJE’S UNBEARABLE DEVOTION, MIRACULOUS ROCK 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

'There are many lamas with transmissions, instructions and lineages but isn't there one who possesses compassion? There are many students with love and compassion, but isn't there one with real devotion?' – Je Milarepa Here is the write-up of the first episode of 8th Garchen Rinpoche’s teachings on ‘Guru Stories’, for video see here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_lDuV47DB0… Continue reading FROM SECRET CHILD TO STUDENT OF WRATHFUL FATHER, VAJRAKILAYA RETREAT AND PROFOUND PITH INSTRUCTIONS:  GURU STORIES (Part 1) by 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

For the new moon today, am happy to offer to Dharma brothers and sisters, a double treat of a transcript of part of the OM AH HUM teachings, HE 8th Garchen Rinpoche gave recently (2nd -3rd October) as well as a new translation of a song by Milarepa on the Ten Pāramitās. Below is a… Continue reading 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