‘CONFUSION DAWNING AS PRIMORDIAL AWARENESS’: the fourth Dharma, Chinese Zen and the debate on gradual vs instant awakening. ‘Four Dharmas of Gampopa’ by 17th Karmapa (Day 8: Part II)

"Next, is ‘confusion dawning as primordial awareness’, ultimately, when through the power of meditating on all phenomena as free from arising and ceasing, and whatever appears, or is thought, is severed into the essence, that is confusion dawning as primordial awareness." - Je Gampopa in 'Four Dharmas: An Excellent Summary' For Dakini day today, am… Continue reading ‘CONFUSION DAWNING AS PRIMORDIAL AWARENESS’: the fourth Dharma, Chinese Zen and the debate on gradual vs instant awakening. ‘Four Dharmas of Gampopa’ by 17th Karmapa (Day 8: Part II)

Suffering is ‘ready and waiting to happen’: The three types of suffering, being a Dharma practitioner and ‘Dharma going on the Path’. ‘Four Dharmas of Gampopa’ by 17th Karmapa (Day VII)

 “For the 'Dharma to go along with Dharma', month by month, and year by year, as you practice, your mental continuum will become softer and softer, your afflictions will get smaller and smaller. Not just from your thinking, but from your very depths, you will be able to accept defeat again and again. Your character… Continue reading Suffering is ‘ready and waiting to happen’: The three types of suffering, being a Dharma practitioner and ‘Dharma going on the Path’. ‘Four Dharmas of Gampopa’ by 17th Karmapa (Day VII)

‘THE CROWN JEWEL OF KAGYU’: Origin of the ‘Four Dharmas’; Gampopa’s Collected Works, Last Testament and Textual Sources : ‘Four Dharmas’ of Gampopa by 17th Karmapa (Part IV)

"Read well the two-volume 'Collected Works of Gampopa', the crown jewel of all the Kagyu. These teachings on the union of Kadampa and Mahamudra are more wondrous and greater in blessings than other works and termas. The Kagyu masters of the past all received siddhi through these profound teachings.  Meeting the Buddha’s teachings through the… Continue reading ‘THE CROWN JEWEL OF KAGYU’: Origin of the ‘Four Dharmas’; Gampopa’s Collected Works, Last Testament and Textual Sources : ‘Four Dharmas’ of Gampopa by 17th Karmapa (Part IV)

‘All Buddhists can be called ‘Kagyupa”: the ‘Four Dharmas’ of Gampopa by 17th Karmapa (Part I)

HH 17th Gyalwang Karmapa teaching yesterday on the 'Four Dharmas of Gampopa' Yesterday was the first day of HH Gyalwang Karmapa’s teachings on the ‘Four Dharmas of Gampopa’, given for the annual Kagyu debate meeting (this year held at Zurmang monastery, Sikkim). The 17th Karmapa was in excellent form, giving a detailed and interesting teaching… Continue reading ‘All Buddhists can be called ‘Kagyupa”: the ‘Four Dharmas’ of Gampopa by 17th Karmapa (Part I)