LIBERATING ONE’S BUDDHA NATURE AND FOUR WAYS OF SEEING A TORMA: Garchen Rinpoche Medicine Buddha teachings 2022

For the Tibetan Losar New Year on 3rd March 2022, HE 8th Garchen Rinpoche generously bestowed the Medicine Buddha empowerment (video here), which I was also fortunate to be able to take online.  I have written about the Medicine Buddha before in connection with the Sutra of Medicine Buddha (see here). The teachings Garchen Rinpoche… Continue reading LIBERATING ONE’S BUDDHA NATURE AND FOUR WAYS OF SEEING A TORMA: Garchen Rinpoche Medicine Buddha teachings 2022

ORIGINS OF SECRET MANTRA (DAY 2): ARRIVAL OF THE ARYANS, MOTHER OF INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES. Ancient Indus Valley civilisation, Aryan migration and language, the indigenous Dravidians and cultural mixing (by 17th Karmapa)

  "Secret Mantra is like a treasury of ancient Indian culture. Normally, when we say Secret Mantra, we think about it as a religious thing done out of faith and devotion, yet we don’t think about in terms of its value relating to Indian sub-continental culture, history and knowledge. This is also a quality of… Continue reading ORIGINS OF SECRET MANTRA (DAY 2): ARRIVAL OF THE ARYANS, MOTHER OF INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES. Ancient Indus Valley civilisation, Aryan migration and language, the indigenous Dravidians and cultural mixing (by 17th Karmapa)

Tantric Buddhism, vows, sex and women – the importance of love, respect and consent

  'Only the united beat of sex and heart together can create ecstasy.'-Anais Nin This article is an attempt to clarify some of the information and misunderstandings surrounding monasticism, sex, women, consorts in Vajrayana (or Tantric) Buddhism.  The first half discusses the monastic vows and rules on sexual relations, the role and meaning of a consort, and… Continue reading Tantric Buddhism, vows, sex and women – the importance of love, respect and consent