‘LADY HEAR ME TONIGHT’: NIGUMA’S MANTRA AND MEANING WITH MELODY BY 2ND KALU RINPOCHE

On October 23, a couple of weeks after the New Delhi Niguma Yoga event, HE 2nd Kalu Rinpoche gave melodious and moving chanting renditions of the mantras used in the Shangpa Kagyu tradition, the Niguma, Six-Armed Mahākāla and Guru Yoga mantras, during a live public FB teaching, which is still available to watch here .… Continue reading ‘LADY HEAR ME TONIGHT’: NIGUMA’S MANTRA AND MEANING WITH MELODY BY 2ND KALU RINPOCHE

THE YOGA OF LADY NIGUMA AS COMPILED BY JETSUN TARANATHA AND PRESENTED BY 2ND KALU RINPOCHE: Niguma Yoga presentations in Bhutan and India by 2nd Kalu Rinpoche; and textual and historical background

"When one realizes that our many thoughts of anger and desire,which churn the ocean of Samsara,are devoid of any self-nature,everything becomes a land of gold, my child.--A Song of Niguma "When he requested these vajra verses [from Niguma], the learned and accomplished Kyungpo Naljor offered five hundred measures of gold to the wisdom dakini. He… Continue reading THE YOGA OF LADY NIGUMA AS COMPILED BY JETSUN TARANATHA AND PRESENTED BY 2ND KALU RINPOCHE: Niguma Yoga presentations in Bhutan and India by 2nd Kalu Rinpoche; and textual and historical background

Jetsun Tāranātha, Jonang, Shangpa Kagyu, Kalu Rinpoche and the White Hat Karmapa, Tsa Tsa Rinpoche

Several great Kālacakra six Vajra-yogas masters of Kagyu, Nyingma and Jonang were also Shangpa Kagyu lineage holders and practitioners.  For example, most people associate Jetsun Tāranātha as being a master of the Jonang lineage, however, he was also one of the most important lineage holders of Shangpa Kagyu. This brief article gives an overview of… Continue reading Jetsun Tāranātha, Jonang, Shangpa Kagyu, Kalu Rinpoche and the White Hat Karmapa, Tsa Tsa Rinpoche

Tāranātha Text used for the Five Tantric Deities of Shangpa Kagyu Empowerment at Bokar Monastery today

Today, at Bokar Monastery, Karma Kagyu master HE 12th Gyaltsab Rinpoche began the initiation of the Five Tantric Deities of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition to Bokar Yangsi, Khenpo Donyo Rinpoche, tulkus, monastics and the public. I was fortunate to be in attendance (see photo below): HE 12th Gyaltsab Rinpoche with Bokar Rinpoche yangsi and Khenpo… Continue reading Tāranātha Text used for the Five Tantric Deities of Shangpa Kagyu Empowerment at Bokar Monastery today