CONCISE LIBERATION-STORY OF JE GAMPOPA BY 17th GYALWANG KARMAPA (2022): Influential doctor, Kadampa Masters, Milarepa’s Dream and Unifying Sutra and Tantra

"That physician, Gampopa will benefit many sentient beings. Last night, I had a dream that a yellow bird flew away from me in the direction of central Tibet. It landed on the peak of a great mountain. Then many large flocks of geese from all directions gathered there. After a short while, each flock was… Continue reading CONCISE LIBERATION-STORY OF JE GAMPOPA BY 17th GYALWANG KARMAPA (2022): Influential doctor, Kadampa Masters, Milarepa’s Dream and Unifying Sutra and Tantra

A YOGI’S ‘INTENTIONS FULFILLED’: ‘CANDYMAN’ MILAREPA’S SECRET STASH OF ‘GOLD’ CANDY AND MIRACULOUS PARTING GIFTS AND FINAL ADVICE ‘TO EAT SH*T!’ Milarepa’s last testament and miraculous gifts and new translation of his song ‘Intentions Fulfilled’ from ‘The Black Treasury’

"If my corpse is not surrounded by people,And no one mourns the deathWhen dying in this mountain retreatA yogi’s intentions are fulfilled."ངའི་རོ་ལ་འཁོར་མི་མེད་པ་དང་།    ཤི་ན་ངུ་མི་མེད་པ་རུ། །རི་ཁྲོད་འདི་རུ་འཆི་ནུས་ན། །       རྣལ་འགྱོར་བསམ་པ་འགྲུབ་པ་ཡིན། །-excerpt from the Milarepa's Song 'Intentions Fulfilled' “To those people who thought that Milarepa had gold, go and eat sh*t!”.---Je Milarepa In this post, for the… Continue reading A YOGI’S ‘INTENTIONS FULFILLED’: ‘CANDYMAN’ MILAREPA’S SECRET STASH OF ‘GOLD’ CANDY AND MIRACULOUS PARTING GIFTS AND FINAL ADVICE ‘TO EAT SH*T!’ Milarepa’s last testament and miraculous gifts and new translation of his song ‘Intentions Fulfilled’ from ‘The Black Treasury’

‘JOYFULLY JOYOUS’ SIDDHA’S ROAR : PADAMPA SANGYE’S ‘DHARMA THAT PACIFIES SUFFERING (ZHIJE)’ SONG TO MILAREPA AND MARPA LOTSAWA’S SUPPLICATION TO MACHIG LABDRON

“That side, this side! Hand seal, foot seal! Such nauseating talk in the name of Dharma! Chasing after Dharma! Infatuated with sense objects! Studying meaning for the sake of the examples! Would you send a child to the enemy? Would you cover the one with everything? Would you sell out the meaning for the words?… Continue reading ‘JOYFULLY JOYOUS’ SIDDHA’S ROAR : PADAMPA SANGYE’S ‘DHARMA THAT PACIFIES SUFFERING (ZHIJE)’ SONG TO MILAREPA AND MARPA LOTSAWA’S SUPPLICATION TO MACHIG LABDRON

MELODIOUS SONG OF THE DEMON-DESTROYING VAJRA (Dujom Dorje Luyang): Jamgon Kongtrul’s Vajrakīlaya Supplication, Text, Lineage, Three Aspirations and Four Kīlas plus full transcript of teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

'I do not seem phenomena, I only see dharmāta/their nature. I do not see sentient beings, I only see Buddhas. I do not see consciousness, I only see primordial wisdom.’ ‘Within bliss I find emptiness. From bliss arises the sambhogakāya and from clarity arises the nirmanakāya.’--Jetsun Milarepa "[When] a dark-blue weapon—the perfection of self-born rikpa—arises in… Continue reading MELODIOUS SONG OF THE DEMON-DESTROYING VAJRA (Dujom Dorje Luyang): Jamgon Kongtrul’s Vajrakīlaya Supplication, Text, Lineage, Three Aspirations and Four Kīlas plus full transcript of teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

NEW TRANSLATION: Milarepa’s Song on the Ten Pāramitās

"Great Kind, Lord Marpa Translator, Please be a refuge for sentient beings of degenerate times. May your dharma blessing pacify jealousy. Listen, Darlo, you teacher who seek fame: Thinking one is immortal, Obsessing over words that connect or contradict, Thirty-two years wasted without sensing it, If you practice now, that would be best." --Excerpt from… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: Milarepa’s Song on the Ten Pāramitās

Hermit-Yogi Caves and Fortresses (Part I): Jetsun Milarepa’s Twenty-Eight Sacred Places

"Though in deepest faith and devotionWe have never been apart,Remembering the guru in my heart,Such unbearable, tormented longing,Chokes and suffocates me speechless.Please relieve this man's torment!" སྤྲང་མོས་གུས་ཀྱི་ངང་ནས་འབྲལ་མེད་ཀྱང་། །བླ་མ་སྙིང་ནས་དྲན་པ་ཡི། ། འདོད་པས་གདུངས་ནས་བཟོད་གླགས་མེད། ། དབུགས་སྟོདེ་དུ་འཚངས་ནས་སྐད་མ་ཐོན། །བུ་ཡི་གདུང་བ་སོལ་ཅིག་བཀའ་དྲིན་ཅན། ---- Jetsun Milarepa, excerpt from ‘Thoughts of My Guru’ sang at Chonglung Fort  "At Mount Yolmo Gangra in Nepal; in six well-known… Continue reading Hermit-Yogi Caves and Fortresses (Part I): Jetsun Milarepa’s Twenty-Eight Sacred Places

‘GOLDEN TEACHINGS’ OF KAGYU TANTRA: Marpa the Translator and student Ngog, the Seven Ngog Mandalas, Thirteen Tantras of Marpa, Kongtrul’s ‘Treasury of Kagyu Mantras’, 17th Karmapa’s birthday teaching and Drikung Kagyu ‘Mar-Ngog’ activities

བཅས་པའི་སྐོར་འདི་༣་གནང་གསུང་༔སྤོང་ཐག་ལན་༣་བྱས་པས་ཆོས་སྐོར་༣་ལས་མ་གནང་༔བླ་མ་ལ་ཆོས་ཡོད་པ་ལ་ཡིན་ཏེ་༔ང་རང་ནོར་གྱིས་དེ་ལས་མ་འདངས་གསུང༔ “I made three great surrenders, but did not receive more than three cycles of teachings–not because the master did not have teachings but because my wealth was not enough."--Ngog Choku Dorje on Marpa (Ducher, 2017:388) མར་པ་ལོ་ཙྰའི་བ་བརྒྱུད་ལ།In this lineage of Marpa Lotsawa,གཏམ་སྙན་མང་པོའི་འོང་སྒོ་ཡོད།Many good tidings will arrive at the door.མི་ལ་རས་པའི་སྙིང་རུས་ལ།In the hard-core determination of Milarepaསངས་རྒྱས་བསྟན་པའི་སྲོག་ཤིང་ཡོད། །Is the… Continue reading ‘GOLDEN TEACHINGS’ OF KAGYU TANTRA: Marpa the Translator and student Ngog, the Seven Ngog Mandalas, Thirteen Tantras of Marpa, Kongtrul’s ‘Treasury of Kagyu Mantras’, 17th Karmapa’s birthday teaching and Drikung Kagyu ‘Mar-Ngog’ activities

MEAT IS MURDER: ‘Tibetan Buddhist Vegetarianism: Ancient and Modern’ compiled teachings by 17th Karmapa

"How devastatingly hateful this murdering beings ‘custom’!How hugely regrettable this self-deception ‘custom’!How heavy a weight this killing parents ‘custom’!How much wrong action for this stacks of meat ‘custom’!What to be done for this masses of blood ‘custom’!However hungry, this eating meat ‘custom ’!What are these mental appearances of this delusional ‘ custom ’?!Such major evil… Continue reading MEAT IS MURDER: ‘Tibetan Buddhist Vegetarianism: Ancient and Modern’ compiled teachings by 17th Karmapa

JE MILAREPA’S SONG ON THE SUFFERING OF ANIMALS AND THE ‘CUSTOM’ OF MEAT-EATING

In the second part of Day 17, the 17th Karmapa continued to teach on the suffering of animals caused by eating murdered animal flesh and animal produce. He gave two examples of vegetarian masters within the Kagyu tradition, Jetsun Milarepa and Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye. “In particular, in the 21st century most of the Tibetan… Continue reading JE MILAREPA’S SONG ON THE SUFFERING OF ANIMALS AND THE ‘CUSTOM’ OF MEAT-EATING

NEW PAGE: ‘BUDDHIST VEGETARIANISM’

Contrary to popular belief, and despite the difficulties of giving up meat in countries like Tibet (due to lack of plant food available), there are many examples of Tibetan Buddhist masters who advocated strict vegetarianism. One recent article, 'The Hidden Vegetarians of Tibet' by Geoffrey Barstow (author of 'Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and… Continue reading NEW PAGE: ‘BUDDHIST VEGETARIANISM’