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

NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Yeshe Tsogyel Guru Yoga’ by 15th Karmapa

"You are a fully qualified dakini and the mother who gives life to all triumphant buddhas. Yours is the great force of all buddhas, as the motherly loving protector of all beings of the six realms. My own qualities as Lotus-Born don’t come from me— they come from you." ---Praise of Guru Rinpoche to Yeshe… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Yeshe Tsogyel Guru Yoga’ by 15th Karmapa

NEW PUBLICATION: ‘The Explicit and Hidden Aspects of Tāra: A Commentary on the Twenty-One Tāras’ by Jetsun Tāranātha

On the the Kālacakra New Year, the full moon of the third lunar month (Nagpa Dawa),  I am happy to announce the first English translation (and publication) of the Commentary on the Praises to the Twenty-One Tāras (Phyag 'tshal nyer gcig gi bstod pa'i rnam par bshad pa), The Explicit and Hidden Aspects of Tāra, composed… Continue reading NEW PUBLICATION: ‘The Explicit and Hidden Aspects of Tāra: A Commentary on the Twenty-One Tāras’ by Jetsun Tāranātha

NEW TRANSLATION: Tilopa’s Gangama Māhamudrā Instructions

Mahasiddha Tilopa As preparation for my forthcoming English translation of the Shentong commentary, 'Music of the Ultimate Sphere' on the Third Karmapa's Mahamudra Aspiration Prayer, by HE 10th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and also listening to Rinpoche’s teachings on these verses,  I completed a new translation in one day of these precious verses as an offering, on… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: Tilopa’s Gangama Māhamudrā Instructions

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