REVEALING ONE’S INNATE, SHINING ‘VAJRA’ FACE: YIDAM DEITY YOGA. Part II of the Five-fold Mahāmudrā path (Garchen Rinpoche teachings, January 2022)

“Vajra-holder, originator of samsara and nirvana, primordially perfected yidam, deity of the mandala appearing before ordinary beings to be tamed: I pray to the guru—the exalted deity!”   ---Rigdzin Chokyi Dragpa from 'Five-fold Mahāmudrā Supplication' "In one’s body, the king of deity forms, If the stable support of the unchanging base is not held, Mother dakinis,… Continue reading REVEALING ONE’S INNATE, SHINING ‘VAJRA’ FACE: YIDAM DEITY YOGA. Part II of the Five-fold Mahāmudrā path (Garchen Rinpoche teachings, January 2022)

THE EIGHT MAIN HEVAJRA LINEAGES AND ‘INNATE’ HEVAJRA OF SHANTIPA: Lineages, Texts and 2021 Teaching and Empowerment by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

  "Jigten Sumgon also said that the highest practitioner (or disciple) sees the guru as the dharmakāya; the average disciple, a medium capacity disciple sees the guru as sambhogakāya; and the lowest practitioner sees the guru as nirmanakāya."--8th Garchen Rinpoche For the new moon (and Indian festival of light, Diwali) today, am happy to offer… Continue reading THE EIGHT MAIN HEVAJRA LINEAGES AND ‘INNATE’ HEVAJRA OF SHANTIPA: Lineages, Texts and 2021 Teaching and Empowerment by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

REVIVING MARPA THE TRANSLATOR’S LINEAGE AND LEGACY: Hevajra Tantra, Marpa-Ngog Lineage, Six Bone Ornaments of Nāropa, Editions and contents of Marpa’s Collected Works and Drikung Kagyu

“The lineage is not renownedYet it possesses the Dharma vision of ḍākinīs.The forefather is not renownedYet Tilopa is the innate face of Buddha.The guru is not renownedYet he possesses the Dharma vision of Nāropa.I, myself, am not renownedYet I am the heart son of Nāropa.The pith instructions are not renownedYet they are three wish-fulfilling gems.The… Continue reading REVIVING MARPA THE TRANSLATOR’S LINEAGE AND LEGACY: Hevajra Tantra, Marpa-Ngog Lineage, Six Bone Ornaments of Nāropa, Editions and contents of Marpa’s Collected Works and Drikung Kagyu

‘GOLDEN TEACHINGS’ OF KAGYU TANTRA: Marpa the Translator and student Ngog, the Seven Ngog Mandalas, Thirteen Tantras of Marpa, Kongtrul’s ‘Treasury of Kagyu Mantras’, 17th Karmapa’s birthday teaching and Drikung Kagyu ‘Mar-Ngog’ activities

བཅས་པའི་སྐོར་འདི་༣་གནང་གསུང་༔སྤོང་ཐག་ལན་༣་བྱས་པས་ཆོས་སྐོར་༣་ལས་མ་གནང་༔བླ་མ་ལ་ཆོས་ཡོད་པ་ལ་ཡིན་ཏེ་༔ང་རང་ནོར་གྱིས་དེ་ལས་མ་འདངས་གསུང༔ “I made three great surrenders, but did not receive more than three cycles of teachings–not because the master did not have teachings but because my wealth was not enough."--Ngog Choku Dorje on Marpa (Ducher, 2017:388) མར་པ་ལོ་ཙྰའི་བ་བརྒྱུད་ལ།In this lineage of Marpa Lotsawa,གཏམ་སྙན་མང་པོའི་འོང་སྒོ་ཡོད།Many good tidings will arrive at the door.མི་ལ་རས་པའི་སྙིང་རུས་ལ།In the hard-core determination of Milarepaསངས་རྒྱས་བསྟན་པའི་སྲོག་ཤིང་ཡོད། །Is the… Continue reading ‘GOLDEN TEACHINGS’ OF KAGYU TANTRA: Marpa the Translator and student Ngog, the Seven Ngog Mandalas, Thirteen Tantras of Marpa, Kongtrul’s ‘Treasury of Kagyu Mantras’, 17th Karmapa’s birthday teaching and Drikung Kagyu ‘Mar-Ngog’ activities