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

I, a yogin, realized that the guru, my mind, and Buddha are identical. Thus, I have no need for fabricated devotion. ---Drikung Jigten Sumgon As an offering for Guru Rinpoche day today, and to HE 8th Garchen Rinpoche (1936- ) here is an excerpt of the teachings he gave on the Padmasambhava Vajra Guru mantra… Continue reading 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

HE 8th Garchen Rinpoche (1937- ) ‘Without a single thought, decisively look at your ultimate nature.’ ---Tilopa "Even if one has experience, and has many different practices, bringing all that into one single essence is important." 8th Garchen Rinpoche For today, Dakini Day, am happy to offer PART 1 of a transcript of a recent… Continue reading 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

"Thank you! Now people worldwide will hear about the Gyanagma Wheel. This is a great addition to its rich history. Thank you, now we can show Gyanagma to the world! Everyone has to know.” ---HE 8th Garchen Rinpoche “Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always… Continue reading 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

“Generally, speaking samsara is an ocean of suffering, but it is not necessarily a negative thing. Dzogchen Patrul Rinpoche said: ‘I prefer not to be happy, I prefer to suffer. When I suffer, I am purifying my negative karma. Yet, when I am happy the five poisons/afflictive emotions increase.””  ---excerpt from teachings on 1000-armed Avalokitesvara… Continue reading 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

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

"Love and compassion is the life-force of the deity. It is said that what we call the deity is actually bodhicitta. Thus, the samaya is to maintain love and compassion for all sentient beings and when others harm you, one should practice patience and hold onto that love. Samaya is love and compassion for others."HE… Continue reading 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’

As I wrote about here, HE Garchen Rinpoche is currently giving teachings on a newly translated commentary by Karma Chagme ‘Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen: Instructions to Gelong Rinchen' (tr. Ina Bieler, Garchen Institute 2020). Yesterday, Rinpoche gave one of the most profound instructions on the section of the text that deals with how to… Continue reading Wrathful deities and the way to eliminate ‘enemies’ and ‘obstacles’: HE Garchen Rinpoche on Karma Chagme’s ‘Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen’

PART VIV: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and the Great Bliss Queen, Yumkha Dechen Gyalmo

On this full moon day, the Day of Miracles in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, here is my final instalment about the final day of the Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions, Siliguri, January 2020, which ended with a ritual feast offering and sadhana for the Great Bliss Queen (Yumkha Dechen Gyalmo). Photos can be seen here. Longchen… Continue reading PART VIV: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and the Great Bliss Queen, Yumkha Dechen Gyalmo

Video teaching by HE Garchen Rinpoche on Kalacakra and the forthcoming Kalacakra empowerment on 6-7th October, Portugal

Today the Instituto Changchub posted a new video of HE Garchen Rinpoche speaking about the forthcoming concise Kalacakra empowerment in Porto, Portugal on 6th and 7th October. This will be the first time the Kalacakra empowerment has been given in Portugal. Rinpoche gives a profound and concise teaching on Kalacakra, practice and the empowerment itself.… Continue reading Video teaching by HE Garchen Rinpoche on Kalacakra and the forthcoming Kalacakra empowerment on 6-7th October, Portugal