TREASURE TRADITION OF PHOWA: PRACTICE GIVEN BY BUDDHA AMITABHA TO GURU PADMASAMBHAVA FOR TIBETAN KING TRISONG DETSEN. Introduction to the Treasure Phowa Tradition, its history, practice and transcript of teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

"The King desiring to end the suffering of his minister went to Ch'im-phu cave to request the help of Padmasambhava. The King Trisong Detsen offered him a golden disk (representing the sun) and a silver disk (representing the moon) as a mandala offering, requesting him to give special instruction to the Minister so that he… Continue reading TREASURE TRADITION OF PHOWA: PRACTICE GIVEN BY BUDDHA AMITABHA TO GURU PADMASAMBHAVA FOR TIBETAN KING TRISONG DETSEN. Introduction to the Treasure Phowa Tradition, its history, practice and transcript of teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

‘IMMUTABLE, GREAT BLISS’: GURU PADMASAMBHAVA AND THE KARMAPAS

"Om Swasti!To Dharmakāya, limits of appearances; Sambhogakāya, Avalokiteśvara;Nirmanakāya, Great Padmasambhava,With continual devotion of body, speech and mindBy this heart-felt supplication, bestow the blessings of the siddhis! In particular, for those of the degenerate age lacking refuge,May the incomparable, supreme protector of the three secrets and all the qualities,Bless our three ‘doors’ with luminous clarity,Purifying all… Continue reading ‘IMMUTABLE, GREAT BLISS’: GURU PADMASAMBHAVA AND THE KARMAPAS

BLISS QUEEN: YESHE TSOGYEL AND VAJRAYOGINĪ.Their connection, supplications and new translation of Yeshe Tsogyel Supplication by Terton-Yogini, Tare Lhamo

རང་ཉིད་སྐད་ཅིག་དྲན་རྫོགས་སུ། །Perfect in the moment of recollection,རྡོ་རྗེ་རྣལ་འབྱོར་མཚོ་རྒྱལ་སྐུར། །I am Vajrayoginī in the form of Yeshe Tsogyal-From the Concentrated Essence: A Sādhana of Yeshe Tsogyal[1] by Dudjom Rinpoche[2] The mother of all the Buddhas, Vajrayoginī;རྒྱལ་བ་ཀུན་ཡུམ་རྡོ་རྗེ་རྣལ་འབྱོར་མ།Queen of the ocean of melodies, Sarasvatī;སྒྲ་དབྱངས་རྒྱ་མཚོའི་མངའ་བདག་དབྱངས་ཅན་མ།The liberator of all beings with compassion, Arya Tārā;ཐུགས་རྗེ་འགྲོ་ཀུན་སྒྲོལ་མཛད་རྗེ་བཙུན་མ༎The ḍākinī  who is kind to Tibet.བོད་ལ་བཀའ་དྲིན་ཆེ་བའི་མཁའ་འགྲོ་མ༎-from Supplication… Continue reading BLISS QUEEN: YESHE TSOGYEL AND VAJRAYOGINĪ.Their connection, supplications and new translation of Yeshe Tsogyel Supplication by Terton-Yogini, Tare Lhamo

BUDDHA AKSHOBYA (MITRUGPA) IN ‘VAJRA-ESSENCE’ TREASURE OF GURU PADMASAMBHAVA teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

As a short break between the remaining posts on the 17th Karmapa’s teachings on the Origins of Secret Mantra, here is a write-up of the recent teaching and empowerment (11th September 2021) given by HE 8th Garchen Rinpoche on the Buddha Akshobhya (see video here). I received this online empowerment from Garchen Rinpoche, and have… Continue reading BUDDHA AKSHOBYA (MITRUGPA) IN ‘VAJRA-ESSENCE’ TREASURE OF GURU PADMASAMBHAVA teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

NEW: Guru Padmasambhava page and sacred places in Bhutan

Today for Guru Rinpoche Day, the tenth day of the sacred lunar month of Saga Dawa, here is a brief catalogue of the works and research so far published on Guru Padmasambhava and his two main students/consorts, Yeshe Tsogyel and Mandarava. These are now listed on a new website page dedicated to Padmasambhava. Work on… Continue reading NEW: Guru Padmasambhava page and sacred places in Bhutan

DAKINI SCRIPT (Khandro Da-yig): Mysterious Symbolic Key to Hidden Treasures

“Even just one symbol of Dākinī script can unlock in the treasure-revealer's mind the entire teaching that is contained within it. They are the 'passwords' that allow the Terton to download the entire treasure of wisdom.” Introduction For today, the first day of the sacred Buddhist month of Saga Dawa, I offer a short research… Continue reading DAKINI SCRIPT (Khandro Da-yig): Mysterious Symbolic Key to Hidden Treasures

NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Yeshe Tsogyel Guru Yoga’ by 15th Karmapa

"You are a fully qualified dakini and the mother who gives life to all triumphant buddhas. Yours is the great force of all buddhas, as the motherly loving protector of all beings of the six realms. My own qualities as Lotus-Born don’t come from me— they come from you." ---Praise of Guru Rinpoche to Yeshe… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Yeshe Tsogyel Guru Yoga’ by 15th Karmapa

15th Karmapa on the ‘Immortal Life-Essence Bindu’ treasure: long-life practice of Padmasambhava and Mandāravā

Thangka of the Immortal Life-Essence Bindu (Chime Sogtig) For Ḍākinī day today am happy to offer this article (and new translation) of the 15th Karmapa’s lineage supplication, and information about his works on a treasure cycle, Immortal Life-Essence Bindu, the long-life practice of Guru Rinpoche and Mandāravā. (Scroll down for the translation, it can also… Continue reading 15th Karmapa on the ‘Immortal Life-Essence Bindu’ treasure: long-life practice of Padmasambhava and Mandāravā