THE IMMEASURABLE ‘ROOT LIFE-FORCE’ OF ALL DEITIES AND SAMAYA: White Tārā teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche (April 2021)

"Love and compassion is the life-force of the deity. It is said that what we call the deity is actually bodhicitta. Thus, the samaya is to maintain love and compassion for all sentient beings and when others harm you, one should practice patience and hold onto that love. Samaya is love and compassion for others."HE… Continue reading THE IMMEASURABLE ‘ROOT LIFE-FORCE’ OF ALL DEITIES AND SAMAYA: White Tārā teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche (April 2021)

NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Actually Realising’ White Tārā Daily Practice’ by 13th Karmapa

White Tārā, Wish-Fulfilling Wheel (18th Century Karma Kagyu thangka, with 13th Karmapa depicted in it). Today for Tārā day, I offer the first translation and publication of a very concise White Tārā  daily practice composed by the 13th Karmapa, Dudul Dorje (dDud-'dul rDo-rje, 1733-1797). The text (compiled in English, Tibetan and phonetics) can be downloaded… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Actually Realising’ White Tārā Daily Practice’ by 13th Karmapa

‘The Eyes Of Tārā’ by Jonang Ngawang Lodro Dragpa

On the 8th day of the lunar month, Tārā day, I offer a short practice text on Noble Tārā from the Jonang tradition, composed by a twentieth-century Jonang and Rimey master, Khenpo Ngawang Lodro Dragpa, (Ngag-dbang-blo-gros-grags-pa) (1920-1975).  He spent a significant part of his life at one of the main monasteries in Dzamthang, Tsangwa monastery.… Continue reading ‘The Eyes Of Tārā’ by Jonang Ngawang Lodro Dragpa

NEW TRANSLATION: ‘The Melodious Tune that Accomplishes All Aims’ Supplication Praise to Noble Tārā’s root mantra by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

In these troubled times of Covid-19 virus and the restrictions accompanying it, many Buddhists are turning to the practice and recitation of Noble Tārā.  The root mantra of Tārā is one of the most famous in the Buddhist canon. In Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s Collected Works, there are several short praises to Tārā and here is… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ‘The Melodious Tune that Accomplishes All Aims’ Supplication Praise to Noble Tārā’s root mantra by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Part VIII: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, ‘The Heart Essence of Chetsun’ and ‘The Heart Essence of the Noble Lady of Immortality’

On the last but one day of the Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions, Siliguri, January 2020, the life-force of the protectors of the Luminous Essence of the Three Roots, the empowerment of the oral instructions of Dzogchen, the Heart Essence of Chetsun  (Chetsun Nyingtig) and the mind-treasure (gongter) of the the Heart Essence of the Noble… Continue reading Part VIII: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, ‘The Heart Essence of Chetsun’ and ‘The Heart Essence of the Noble Lady of Immortality’