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