JE TSONGKHAPA AND THE KAGYU LINEAGE: Marpa’s Guhyasamāja and Nāropa’s Cakrasaṃvara and Six Yogas. ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day 12)

Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) “If there is Guhyasamāja there are teachings of Tsongkhapa,  and if there is no Guhyasamāja, then there are no Tsongkhapa teachings.” The Gelugpa founder and master, Je Tsongkhapa, Lobzang Dragpa (1357-1419)  has been  mentioned several times during the 17th Karmapa’s current teachings on the 8th Karmapa’s ‘Good Deeds’.  Previously,  the 17th Karmapa… Continue reading JE TSONGKHAPA AND THE KAGYU LINEAGE: Marpa’s Guhyasamāja and Nāropa’s Cakrasaṃvara and Six Yogas. ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day 12)

Milarepa’s ‘Song to the Hunter’ and the living ‘ear-whispered’ lineage of Chira Kagyu in Nepal

It is a pleasure and honour to share the first published English-language quotes and photos from Dharma friend, and living lineage holder of the Chira Kagyu lineage, the 37th Chira Kagyu Choge Chiba (38 years old, born in Tibetan Dog-Water Year)  whose father is the 36th Chira Kagyu Choge Chiba (70 years ago in 1951… Continue reading Milarepa’s ‘Song to the Hunter’ and the living ‘ear-whispered’ lineage of Chira Kagyu in Nepal

Jetsun Tāranātha and the Shangpa Kagyu

Several great Kālacakra six Vajra-yogas masters of Kagyu, Nyingma and Jonang were also Shangpa Kagyu lineage holders and practitioners.  For example, most people associate Jetsun Tāranātha as being a master of the Jonang lineage, however, he was also one of the most important lineage holders of Shangpa Kagyu. This brief article gives an overview of… Continue reading Jetsun Tāranātha and the Shangpa Kagyu

The Treasury of Kagyu Mantras (Kagyu Ngag Dzo) – Composition, Sources, Contents and Editions

The Treasury of Kagyu Mantras (bka' brgyud sngags mdzod) is one of the Five Treasuries (mdzod lnga) compiled and composed by Kagyu and Rime lineage holder and master, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye (’Jam mgon kong sprul blo gros mtha’ yas (1813-1899)) - for a short, yet informative biography, see here). It is a compendium of mandala rituals,… Continue reading The Treasury of Kagyu Mantras (Kagyu Ngag Dzo) – Composition, Sources, Contents and Editions

Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye (1813-1899) and Kālacakra, PLUS new english language translation of Kongtrul’s ‘Innate Kālacakra’ text

I recently returned from the Innate Kālacakra ('dus khor lhan skyes) empowerment by HE Garchen Rinpoche in Portugal at which my new English language translation of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye's (1813 - 1899) concise and profound Innate Kālacakra sadhana text was also launched and taught. For more info about that event see here. I am… Continue reading Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye (1813-1899) and Kālacakra, PLUS new english language translation of Kongtrul’s ‘Innate Kālacakra’ text