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

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

NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Supplication to Guru Rinpoche’ by 13th Karmapa

For the tenth lunar Guru Rinpoche day today, here is the first translation of a Supplication to Guru Rinpoche by the 13th Karmapa[i], Dudul Dorje (1733-1797). He composed two prayers to Padmasambhava the second[ii] will be translated for the next Guru Rinpoche day! The 13th Karmapa had a special connection to Guru Rinpoche and was… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Supplication to Guru Rinpoche’ by 13th 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

NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Supplication to Padmavajra’ (Guru Rinpoche) by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Padmasambhava statue at Tsho Pema lake, India. For the tenth day of the lunar month, celebrating Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava, I offer this new Supplication to Padmavajra (Tshokye Dorje: Lake-Born (or Lotus) Vajra) by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, spontaneously translated today. The text can be found in his Collected Works. Padmavajra is one of the names of… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Supplication to Padmavajra’ (Guru Rinpoche) by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Praises to Mandāravā’ by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Mandāravā Here is the first English translation of Praises to Mandāravā composed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. The idea to translate this text came a couple of days ago, from a female Dharma friend who felt there was not so much available in English about Mandāravā. So, having recently received the entire transmission of Jamyang Khyentse… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Praises to Mandāravā’ by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Yeshe Tsogyel’s Descent to the Hell Realms and How She Got Her Name

As part of the purpose of this page and website is to promote the work and lives of female practitioners, teachers, scholars and translators, here is a quote from a recent PhD on the life of Yeshe Tsogyel, Literature and the Moral Life: Reading the Early Biography of the Tibetan Queen Yeshe Tsogyal (p123-4) by… Continue reading Yeshe Tsogyel’s Descent to the Hell Realms and How She Got Her Name

Part VII: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and the ‘Union of All Innermost Essences’, from the ‘Pure Visions’ of the 5th Dalai Lama

The seventh installation about the Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions is on the 'Union of All Innermost Essences ' empowerment from the pure visions of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama, given on the 13th day of the event (22 January 2020), photos of which can be seen here.   Bearing the Seal of Secrecy/Sangwa Gyachen The… Continue reading Part VII: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and the ‘Union of All Innermost Essences’, from the ‘Pure Visions’ of the 5th Dalai Lama