NEW TRANSLATION: ”One Day’ Meditation on Mind of Awakening’ by 8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje

On this full moon day, I offer this spontaneous new translation of a short ‘instruction’ by 8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje 91507-1544), 'One Day' Meditation on the Mind of Awakening[1] taken from his Oral Instructions: The Excellent Tree of Immortal Nectar[2] (in Volume 19 of his Collected Works) also referred to as the 100 Short Instructions.… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ”One Day’ Meditation on Mind of Awakening’ by 8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje

NEW TRANSLATION: White Tārā by 8th Karmapa

Line drawing of White Tārā by HH 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje For Chokhor Duchen today, I offer this is the first English translation of a White Tārā Wish-Fulfilling Wheel Concise Daily Sadhana text[1] by the 8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje (1507-1544).  It can be downloaded here . For more on the 8th Karmapa's life see the short… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: White Tārā by 8th Karmapa

The 8th Karmapa on the ‘Single Intention’ by Jigten Sumgon, Drigung Kagyu founder

8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje སྐྱོབ་པ་འཇིག་རྟེན་གསུམ་གྱི་མགོན་པོ་འབྲི་ཁུང་པ་རིན་ཆེན་དཔལ་ལ་ཕྱག་འཚལ་ལོ༎་ འཇིག་རྟེན་གྲགས་འདུས་བྱས་བསླུ་བའི་ཆོས༎ གང་ཡིན་དེ་དག་རྫུན་དང་གསོག་གསོབ་པ༎ ཆོས་འདི་ཐམས་ཅད་སྒྱུ་འདྲ་བཏགས་པ་ཙམ༎ ཅི་ལྟར་སྣང་བ་ཙམ་གྱིས་རབ་དབེན་པ༎ དེ་ཚུལ་རྣམ་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་མཁྱེན་པའི༎ ཡེ་ཤེས་རབ་ཏུ་གསལ་བའི་དབང་ཕྱུག་གི༎ ཆོས་དང་ཆོས་ཉིད་ཀུན་གྱི་མགོན་པོ་སྟེ༎ འཁོར་འདད་ཀུན་གྱི་རྣམ་འདྲེན་ཟླ་མེད་པ༎ མཉམ་མེད་འདྲི་ཁུང་རིན་ཆེན་དེར་ཕྱག་འཚལ༎ To the Refuge Jigten Sumgon, Drigung Rinchen Pal, I pay homage! Deceptive, conditioned, worldly phenomena, Whatever it is, is false and hollow of meaning, and All like an illusion, merely labelled. The one ‘isolated’ from whatever merely appears, Method of omniscience… Continue reading The 8th Karmapa on the ‘Single Intention’ by Jigten Sumgon, Drigung Kagyu founder

The ‘vajra descent’ and ‘authentic completion stage’: the 8th Karmapa and Tāranātha on the meaning of ‘vajra’ and ‘non-conceptual primordial awareness’

In this post today, for the auspicious day of Saga Dawa, that celebrates the birth, enlightenment and paranirvana of Buddha Shakyamuni, I consider and share some thoughts from two great Tibetan Buddhist masters on the 'completion stage' and 'signs' of attaining full awakening and what the word 'vajra' means in that context. The first  text… Continue reading The ‘vajra descent’ and ‘authentic completion stage’: the 8th Karmapa and Tāranātha on the meaning of ‘vajra’ and ‘non-conceptual primordial awareness’