NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Homage to the Magnificent Source of Kālacakra Six Vajra-Yogas’: Chapter One of ‘A Hundred Blazing Lights’ by Jetsun Tāranātha

For this full moon today, am happy to publish the first English language translation of Chapter One – A Hundred Blazing Lights by Jetsun Tāranātha. Below is a reproduction of my detailed Introduction/Summary. For more information about the text, its editions and origin etc., see here. The full translation of Chapter One can be downloaded… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Homage to the Magnificent Source of Kālacakra Six Vajra-Yogas’: Chapter One of ‘A Hundred Blazing Lights’ by Jetsun Tāranātha

‘Love is the water of compassion’: Tāranātha on the ‘four immeasurables’ in ‘A Hundred Blazing Lights’

Today, for the anniversary of the parinirvāṇa of Jetsun Tāranātha (28th of the 3rd Tibetan month), and as part of the launch of the new publication of Tāranātha's 'Meaningful to See', this post, is about the section from his more extensive commentary, A Hundred Blazing Lights on the second preliminary practice, 'generating a mind of… Continue reading ‘Love is the water of compassion’: Tāranātha on the ‘four immeasurables’ in ‘A Hundred Blazing Lights’

Tāranātha on Vajrasattva in ‘A Hundred Blazing Lights’: the nature of karma, the four ‘opponent powers’ and the necessity of purification

As part of the launch of the first publication of 'Meaningful to See: Guidance on the Profound Path of the Vajra-Yogas' by Jetsun Tāranātha, and the launch of a new 'Vajrasttava' section on this website, I am sharing some of Tāranātha's instructions on Vajrasattva: Hundred Syllable Mantra practice of the Kālacakra preliminaries from his longer… Continue reading Tāranātha on Vajrasattva in ‘A Hundred Blazing Lights’: the nature of karma, the four ‘opponent powers’ and the necessity of purification

Tāranātha on the Benefits of Love and the Four Immeasurables

Translator snippet Friday!  THE BENEFITS OF LOVING-KINDNESS by Tāranātha. In his important text on the Six Vajra-Yogas, One Hundred Blazing Lights: A Supplementary Commentary on Seeing the Meaningful, Tāranātha gives several quotes on bodhicitta and the the four immeasurables from Nagārjuna's texts. He goes into detail about the benefits of loving-kindness quoting from a variety… Continue reading Tāranātha on the Benefits of Love and the Four Immeasurables