ENTERING THE 16TH KARMAPA’S MANDALA: AS TOLD BY HIS TRANSLATOR, ACHI TSEPEL: The 16th Karmapa’s magnetic qualities, Hugh Richardson’s weeping, meeting foreign leaders, gifts of Bumthang valley land and diplomatic passport by the Bhutanese and severe sickness before Rumtek monastery founding ceremony. (41st Parinirvana Anniversary of 16th Karmapa)

“When I first met him, HH reached out to me when I went to get the blessings, he touched me and when he made eye contact, I felt like I just melted and there was like a very sublime experience of light.  Just something very wonderful where I felt an intense kind of a sense… Continue reading ENTERING THE 16TH KARMAPA’S MANDALA: AS TOLD BY HIS TRANSLATOR, ACHI TSEPEL: The 16th Karmapa’s magnetic qualities, Hugh Richardson’s weeping, meeting foreign leaders, gifts of Bumthang valley land and diplomatic passport by the Bhutanese and severe sickness before Rumtek monastery founding ceremony. (41st Parinirvana Anniversary of 16th Karmapa)

NEW TRANSLATION: Karmapa’s Midnight-Blue ‘ Dākinī Hair’ Crown: Praise, Source and Benefits by 8th Karmapa and 1st Jamgon Kongtrul

Today, on ḍākinī day, I offer new research and translation about the Karmapas’ black crowns (zhwa nag), that includes first-time published translations of original Tibetan texts by 8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje, (1507-1554), Praise to the Source of the Gyalwang Karmapa’s Black Crown, and Summary of the Benefits of the Black Crown by 1st Jamgon Kongtrul… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: Karmapa’s Midnight-Blue ‘ Dākinī Hair’ Crown: Praise, Source and Benefits by 8th Karmapa and 1st Jamgon Kongtrul