‘IF YOU EAT MEAT YOU ARE NOT KAGYUPA’: The 8th Karmapa and other Karmapas’ strict vegetarianism and the Great Encampment rules

On Days 13- 16, of the 'Good Deeds' teachings,  the Gyalwang 17th Karmapa gave detailed descriptions of the life of the 4th Karmapa and his founding of  the Karma Kagyu Great Encampment with its strict rules against meat eating and alcohol, as well as the reasons for the 8th Karmapa’s strong vegetarian stance. Today’s post… Continue reading ‘IF YOU EAT MEAT YOU ARE NOT KAGYUPA’: The 8th Karmapa and other Karmapas’ strict vegetarianism and the Great Encampment rules

LION-FACED DAKINI (Siṃhamukhā): Bari Lotsawa, Vanaratna, and Terma revealed by 1st Karmapa: ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Day VIII: part 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjjpscBQj2A For ḍākinī day today I am delighted to offer this short post on Lion-Faced Ḍākinī (Siṃhamukhā). On the eighth day of the 'Aspirations to End Adversity' with 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje, one of the texts recited was that of Lion-Faced Ḍākinīby the 8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje. This text (with the official English translation)… Continue reading LION-FACED DAKINI (Siṃhamukhā): Bari Lotsawa, Vanaratna, and Terma revealed by 1st Karmapa: ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Day VIII: part 2)

ASPIRATION IS THE BASIS OF ALL RESULTS: ‘Sutra of the Essence of Immeasurable Longevity and Awareness’ and ‘Aspiration for Rebirth in Sukhāvatī’: ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Part 5)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDqCZWQaGAw On the fifth day of the Aspirations to End Adversity with 17th Karmapa the texts recited are the Sutra of the Essence of Immeasurable Longevity and Primordial Awareness (Aparimitāyur­jñāna­hṛdaya­dhāraṇī) and Karma Chakme’s Aspiration for Rebirth in Sukhāvatī. Here is a transcript of the short teaching the Karmapa gave on the texts and some background… Continue reading ASPIRATION IS THE BASIS OF ALL RESULTS: ‘Sutra of the Essence of Immeasurable Longevity and Awareness’ and ‘Aspiration for Rebirth in Sukhāvatī’: ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Part 5)

Wrathful deities and the way to eliminate ‘enemies’ and ‘obstacles’: HE Garchen Rinpoche on Karma Chagme’s ‘Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen’

As I wrote about here, HE Garchen Rinpoche is currently giving teachings on a newly translated commentary by Karma Chagme ‘Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen: Instructions to Gelong Rinchen' (tr. Ina Bieler, Garchen Institute 2020). Yesterday, Rinpoche gave one of the most profound instructions on the section of the text that deals with how to… Continue reading Wrathful deities and the way to eliminate ‘enemies’ and ‘obstacles’: HE Garchen Rinpoche on Karma Chagme’s ‘Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen’

Lion-Faced Ḍākinī: New Translations and Website Section

In these current times, of epidemics, sickness, obstacles, 'demonic' emotions and actions and so on, another practice considered to be crucial for averting and expelling such conditions is Lion-Faced Ḍākinī. In addition, having always felt a close affinity and connection to Lion-Faced Ḍākinī for many years, am happy to announce this new section of the… Continue reading Lion-Faced Ḍākinī: New Translations and Website Section