REVEALING ONE’S INNATE, SHINING ‘VAJRA’ FACE: YIDAM DEITY YOGA. Part II of the Five-fold Mahāmudrā path (Garchen Rinpoche teachings, January 2022)

“Vajra-holder, originator of samsara and nirvana, primordially perfected yidam, deity of the mandala appearing before ordinary beings to be tamed: I pray to the guru—the exalted deity!”   ---Rigdzin Chokyi Dragpa from 'Five-fold Mahāmudrā Supplication' "In one’s body, the king of deity forms, If the stable support of the unchanging base is not held, Mother dakinis,… Continue reading REVEALING ONE’S INNATE, SHINING ‘VAJRA’ FACE: YIDAM DEITY YOGA. Part II of the Five-fold Mahāmudrā path (Garchen Rinpoche teachings, January 2022)

MELODIOUS SONG OF THE DEMON-DESTROYING VAJRA (Dujom Dorje Luyang): Jamgon Kongtrul’s Vajrakīlaya Supplication, Text, Lineage, Three Aspirations and Four Kīlas plus full transcript of teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

'I do not seem phenomena, I only see dharmāta/their nature. I do not see sentient beings, I only see Buddhas. I do not see consciousness, I only see primordial wisdom.’ ‘Within bliss I find emptiness. From bliss arises the sambhogakāya and from clarity arises the nirmanakāya.’--Jetsun Milarepa "[When] a dark-blue weapon—the perfection of self-born rikpa—arises in… Continue reading MELODIOUS SONG OF THE DEMON-DESTROYING VAJRA (Dujom Dorje Luyang): Jamgon Kongtrul’s Vajrakīlaya Supplication, Text, Lineage, Three Aspirations and Four Kīlas plus full transcript of teaching by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

‘LET IT BE’, THE SAMAYA LIFE-FORCE OF SECRET MANTRA VAJRAYANA: Immeasurable love, wisdom and the samayas of body, speech and mind; Vajrakīlaya teaching of 8th Garchen Rinpoche

 In brief, whatever you are doing,Ask yourself 'What's the state of my mind?'With constant mindfulness and mental alertnessAccomplish others' good -This is the practice of Bodhisattvas. --Verse 36 from Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva Introduction Today, I offer a short transcript of Garchen Rinpoche’s teaching about the Vajrayana commitments (samaya) of body, speech and mind,… Continue reading ‘LET IT BE’, THE SAMAYA LIFE-FORCE OF SECRET MANTRA VAJRAYANA: Immeasurable love, wisdom and the samayas of body, speech and mind; Vajrakīlaya teaching of 8th Garchen Rinpoche

FROM SECRET CHILD TO STUDENT OF WRATHFUL FATHER, VAJRAKILAYA RETREAT AND PROFOUND PITH INSTRUCTIONS:  GURU STORIES (Part 1) by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

'There are many lamas with transmissions, instructions and lineages but isn't there one who possesses compassion? There are many students with love and compassion, but isn't there one with real devotion?' – Je Milarepa Here is the write-up of the first episode of 8th Garchen Rinpoche’s teachings on ‘Guru Stories’, for video see here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_lDuV47DB0… Continue reading FROM SECRET CHILD TO STUDENT OF WRATHFUL FATHER, VAJRAKILAYA RETREAT AND PROFOUND PITH INSTRUCTIONS:  GURU STORIES (Part 1) by 8th Garchen Rinpoche

GATHERING ALL INTO ONE AND WISDOM OF THE WRATHFUL DAGGER: OM AH HUM vajra recitation, Vajrakīlaya and transforming afflictions (by 8th Garchen Rinpoche) and new translation of Milarepa’s Song on the Ten Pāramitās

For the new moon today, am happy to offer to Dharma brothers and sisters, a double treat of a transcript of part of the OM AH HUM teachings, HE 8th Garchen Rinpoche gave recently (2nd -3rd October) as well as a new translation of a song by Milarepa on the Ten Pāramitās. Below is a… Continue reading GATHERING ALL INTO ONE AND WISDOM OF THE WRATHFUL DAGGER: OM AH HUM vajra recitation, Vajrakīlaya and transforming afflictions (by 8th Garchen Rinpoche) and new translation of Milarepa’s Song on the Ten Pāramitās

Nyag’s Vajrakīlaya and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s Revelation

“Anyone who harms a translator is also injuring the teachings in general.” --Vimalamitra to Translator Nyag The remarkable Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Today, on the anniversary of the paranirvana of HH Dilgo Khyentse Tashi Peljor (dil mgo mkhyen brtse bkra shis dpal 'byor (1910-1991) ), as an offering of devotion and respect to the life and works… Continue reading Nyag’s Vajrakīlaya and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s Revelation

NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Excellent Path to Awakening: Lineage Prayer to the ‘Seven Profound Cycle’ Kīla’ by Chogyur Lingpa

Chogyur Lingpa -Treasure Revealer For this Guru Rinpoche day, and the final day of the Vajrakīlaya Drubchen at Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim, India, I offer this first translation of the Excellent Path to Awakening : Lineage Prayer to the Seven Profound Cycle Kīla (Zabdun tradition), revealed by Chogyur Lingpa. As I wrote about here, the Seven… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Excellent Path to Awakening: Lineage Prayer to the ‘Seven Profound Cycle’ Kīla’ by Chogyur Lingpa

The Karmapas, Chogyur Lingpa and Vajrakīlaya

Vajrakīlaya Rumtek monastery, the seat of the Gyalwang Karmapa in Sikkim, India[1], is currently performing the annual Vajrakīlaya ritual in the tradition of The Seven Profound Cycle Phurba (Zab bdun phur ba) tradition of treasure-revealer, Chogyur Lingpa. Monks at Rumtek monastery, Sikkim constructing the Vajrakīlaya sand mandala (August 2020) Vajrakilaya drubchen, Rumtek monastery, Sikkim (August… Continue reading The Karmapas, Chogyur Lingpa and Vajrakīlaya