THE BRAVE ‘KAGYU FOX’: Meaning and origin of the name ‘Karmapa’, the ‘midnight-blue crown’ and ‘Karmapa Khyenno’ mantra: ‘Good Deeds of 8th Karmapa’ by 17th Karmapa (Day One)

“All qualified lamas that accomplish the activity of all the Buddhas can be called Karmapa” -–17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje “When there is a debate between the tigers and lions of Sakya and Gelug scholars, the foxes of the Kagyu meditators should be very careful!”  ---5th Dalai Lama The renowned Karmapa's midnight-blue crown On the… Continue reading THE BRAVE ‘KAGYU FOX’: Meaning and origin of the name ‘Karmapa’, the ‘midnight-blue crown’ and ‘Karmapa Khyenno’ mantra: ‘Good Deeds of 8th Karmapa’ by 17th Karmapa (Day One)

NEW TRANSLATION: Guru Yoga on Second Karmapa: ‘Naturally-Present Heart Drop’, by Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro

For the full moon today, and the birthday of one of the Karmapa's main heart-sons, HE Gyaltsab Rinpoche, I offer this first translation of Naturally-Present Heart Drop[1] a guru yoga on the 2nd Karmapa, Karma Pakshi (1204-1286),  (ཀརྨ་པྐཤིའི་བླ་སྒྲུབ་རང་བྱུང་ཐུགས་ཐིག) by the 2nd Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro (1893-1959); another guru yoga on Karmapa composed by him. He… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: Guru Yoga on Second Karmapa: ‘Naturally-Present Heart Drop’, by Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro