Tāranātha on Vajrasattva in ‘A Hundred Blazing Lights’: the nature of karma, the four ‘opponent powers’ and the necessity of purification

As part of the launch of the first publication of 'Meaningful to See: Guidance on the Profound Path of the Vajra-Yogas' by Jetsun Tāranātha, and the launch of a new 'Vajrasttava' section on this website, I am sharing some of Tāranātha's instructions on Vajrasattva: Hundred Syllable Mantra practice of the Kālacakra preliminaries from his longer… Continue reading Tāranātha on Vajrasattva in ‘A Hundred Blazing Lights’: the nature of karma, the four ‘opponent powers’ and the necessity of purification

NEW TRANSLATION: Short Purification Confession Prayer by Karma Lingpa and Life Force Chakra diagram

In April 2019, I was fortunate to be able to attend the Longchen Nyingtig empowerments given by HE Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, at Shechen Monastery, Boudha Nepal.  I thought in these current times it would be of benefit to publish my translation of a short purification/Vajrasattva text that was handed out during the empowerments, for those… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: Short Purification Confession Prayer by Karma Lingpa and Life Force Chakra diagram

NEW TRANSLATION: The categories and meaning of the hundred syllable Heruka Vajrasattava mantra in the Dro Kālacakra tradition

In two of the main texts on the Kālacakra practices within the Jonang Dro Kālacakra tradition ('A Hundred Blazing Lights' by Tāranātha and 'The Chariot that Transports to the Four Kāyas' by Bamda Gelek Gyatso) the categories and meaning of the hundred syllable (yig brgya) mantra are explained in detail. Translated and published in English… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: The categories and meaning of the hundred syllable Heruka Vajrasattava mantra in the Dro Kālacakra tradition