STAINLESS IN THE WOMB AND THE MOON: NEW CONCISE LIBERATION-STORY AND ARTWORK OF 3RD KARMAPA (by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa)

"The one known as Dusum Khyenpa and the stainless, Dharmakaya Rangjung Dorjeare different in name and time, yet Actually, they are the same in essence." --2nd Karmapa, Karma Pakshi in his autobiography, Discourse on the Realization of the Oneness of the Timeless Three Times and Perfection of Great Abilities  "Then the 3rd Karmapa recited the… Continue reading STAINLESS IN THE WOMB AND THE MOON: NEW CONCISE LIBERATION-STORY AND ARTWORK OF 3RD KARMAPA (by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa)

‘NAKEDLY SEEING THE DHARMAKAYA’ FULL MOON OFFERINGS FOR JE GAMPOPA DAY: English language outline and overview of Je Gampopa Guru Yoga by Jamgon Kongtrul and other Guru Yoga/Praises Texts; the Paranirvana of Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje and live online puja today led by17th Gyalwang Karmapa

Gleaming golden-white, smiling, with with slender, gazing eyes.On the head, a meditation hat, wearing the three Dharma robes.With the samadhi mudra, holding a wish-fulfilling jewelSeated in vajra posture, blazing with magnificent bliss-emptiness. དཀར་སེར་བརྗིད་འཛུམ་ཟིམ་བུའི་སྤྱན་གྱིས་གཟིགས། །དབུ་ལ་སྒོམ་ཞྭ་སྐུ་ལ་ཆོས་གོས་གསུམ། ། ཏིང་འཛིན་ཕྱག་རྒྱས་ཡིད་བཞིན་ནོར་བུ་བསྣམས། །རྡོ་རྗེ་སྐྱིལ་ཀྲུང་བདེ་སྟོང་གཟི་བརྗིད་འབར། ། OM AH HUM MAHAGURU VAJRADHARA HUM ༀ་ཨཱཿཧཱུྃ་མ་ཧཱ་གུ་རུ་བཛྲ་དྷཱ་ར་ཧཱུྃ། ---Excerpt from 'Nakedly Seeing the Dharmakāya: Gampopa's Guru Yoga' by… Continue reading ‘NAKEDLY SEEING THE DHARMAKAYA’ FULL MOON OFFERINGS FOR JE GAMPOPA DAY: English language outline and overview of Je Gampopa Guru Yoga by Jamgon Kongtrul and other Guru Yoga/Praises Texts; the Paranirvana of Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje and live online puja today led by17th Gyalwang Karmapa

THE INSEPARABILITY OF THE DAKINI LINEAGE’S RED AVALOKITESHVARA (GYALWA GYAMTSO) AND 2ND KARMAPA, KARMA PAKSHI: Five-Deity Mandala of Red Avalokiteshvara and Karma Pakshi’s Guru Yoga mandala; female siddha lineage of Machig Drupe Gyalmo to Rechungpa; PLUS NEW TRANSLATION of Supplication and Short Daily Practice of five-deity Red Avalokiteshvara by Third Karmapa

"In the centre, on an unchanging vajra seat is Bhagavan, Great Compassionate One Gyalwa Gyamtso, surrounded by retinue I supplicate with devotion and longing, Bestow the blessings of appearances and peace!“ དབུས་མི་འགྱུར་རྡོ་རྗེའི་གདན་སྟེང་ན། ། བཅོམ་ལྡན་ཐུགས་རྗེ་ཆེན་པོ་ལ། ། རྒྱལ་བ་རྒྱ་མཚོའི་ཚོགས་ཀྱིས་བསྐོར། ། བདག་མོས་གུས་གདུང་བས་གསོལ་བ་འདེབས། ། སྣང་སྲིད་བྱིན་གྱིས་བརླབ་ཏུ་གསོལ། ། ---Excerpt of 'Supplication to Gyalwa Gyamtso' by Jamgon Kongtrul “One could think there is… Continue reading THE INSEPARABILITY OF THE DAKINI LINEAGE’S RED AVALOKITESHVARA (GYALWA GYAMTSO) AND 2ND KARMAPA, KARMA PAKSHI: Five-Deity Mandala of Red Avalokiteshvara and Karma Pakshi’s Guru Yoga mandala; female siddha lineage of Machig Drupe Gyalmo to Rechungpa; PLUS NEW TRANSLATION of Supplication and Short Daily Practice of five-deity Red Avalokiteshvara by Third Karmapa

‘THE BLACK TREASURY’ (DZO NAG)” 3RD KARMAPA’S EXTENSIVE COMPENDIUM OF MILAREPA’S LIFE AND SONGS. Origin, editions and contents.

"These sayings of great Jetsun Zhepa Dorje [Milarepa]As many as could be found, which I’ve collected here;May whoever practices, reads, writes, or rejoices in them,Abide on the vajra holder's ground!By the roots of virtue from erecting this sacred Dharma,May sentient beings of the six migrations, headed by mother and father,When appearances of this life begin… Continue reading ‘THE BLACK TREASURY’ (DZO NAG)” 3RD KARMAPA’S EXTENSIVE COMPENDIUM OF MILAREPA’S LIFE AND SONGS. Origin, editions and contents.

MIND-ONLY IN TIBET (PART II): FIVE DHARMAS OF MAITREYA; KAGYU, JONANG AND SAKYA ZHENTONG VIEWS AND DIFFERENCES; DOLPOPA’S ASSERTIONS ABOUT MIND-ONLY TEXTS AS ZHENTONG MIDDLE WAY; AND THE NEED FOR THE THIRD MAHAYANA SCHOOL ‘BUDDHA NATURE’ (17th Karmapa teaching, Day 8)

"Generally, when talking about the 3rd Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje, he had studied and contemplated the Five Levels and many other Mind-Only texts. However, he mainly emphasized the Dharmas of Maitreya, and was the first Kagyupa, in the general and the sub-Kagyu lineages to spread the teachings of the Dharmas of Maitreya in Tibet. He left… Continue reading MIND-ONLY IN TIBET (PART II): FIVE DHARMAS OF MAITREYA; KAGYU, JONANG AND SAKYA ZHENTONG VIEWS AND DIFFERENCES; DOLPOPA’S ASSERTIONS ABOUT MIND-ONLY TEXTS AS ZHENTONG MIDDLE WAY; AND THE NEED FOR THE THIRD MAHAYANA SCHOOL ‘BUDDHA NATURE’ (17th Karmapa teaching, Day 8)

INDESTRUCTIBLE MIND MANDALA OF THE KARMAPAS, TSURPHU MONASTERY: Origin, history, rebuilding and ‘Praises to Tsurphu’ by 3rd and 16th Karmapas

Introduction "When you listen to the sound of our river, you hear the mantra of Chakrasmavara.  It's power is secret and the river holds it forever." --Drupon Dechen Rinpoche about Tsurphu Monastery's river "In the centre of that, the Monastery of Tsurphu,Where the meadows are like Metog Drampa [AvakIr Nakusuma name of a future Buddha]A… Continue reading INDESTRUCTIBLE MIND MANDALA OF THE KARMAPAS, TSURPHU MONASTERY: Origin, history, rebuilding and ‘Praises to Tsurphu’ by 3rd and 16th Karmapas

The Kangyur and the Karmapas’ role in their publication and preservation

Tibetan woodblocks used to print Tibetan Buddhist texts According to the Tibetan calendar, the eighth day of the ninth month today marks the 39th Parinirvana Anniversary of HH 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. Yesterday, the official FB page of the Gyalwang Karmapa in the Tibetan language, Layjang, released a photo of 16th Karmapa, with some… Continue reading The Kangyur and the Karmapas’ role in their publication and preservation