Part VI Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo: ‘Gathering of all the Ḍākinī’s Secrets’ (Khandro Sangdu), the empowerment ‘Gathering of Vārāhīs’ and the ‘Lady Demoness’ female terton, Jomo Menmo

For Ḍākinī’ day today, my sixth short instalment on the Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions in January 2020 given by HE Schechen Rabjam Rinpoche, is about the ‘Gathering of Vārāhīs‘ empowerment (given on the 11th day of the event) from a Tibetan text revealed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (and a female treasure-revealer, Jomo Menmo) called the… Continue reading Part VI Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo: ‘Gathering of all the Ḍākinī’s Secrets’ (Khandro Sangdu), the empowerment ‘Gathering of Vārāhīs’ and the ‘Lady Demoness’ female terton, Jomo Menmo

Part V: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions: ‘Luminous Heart Essence of the Three Roots’ (Tsa Sum Osel Nyingtig) – dakini script, lineage and significance

As Part V of a series of short posts on the recent Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions given by HE Schechen Rabjam Rinpoche in India, 2020, here is a more detailed explanation and information about the origin, lineage and significance of the treasure text, Luminous Essence of the Three Roots (Tsa Sum Osel Nyingtig), revealed by… Continue reading Part V: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions: ‘Luminous Heart Essence of the Three Roots’ (Tsa Sum Osel Nyingtig) – dakini script, lineage and significance

Part IV: The Karmapas and Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse lineage

In this post, making a slight diversion from the content of the transmissions of the Siliguri empowerment itself, I write about the close connection between the Karmapas and the Jamyang Khyentse lineage, focusing in particular on a recent speech HH 17th Karmapa gave in 2016 at the Dzongsar Shedra in Chauntra, HP, India. As is… Continue reading Part IV: The Karmapas and Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse lineage

Head of the Jonang lineage, Kyabje Jigme Dorje Rinpoche, on the causes of the corona virus outbreak and the recitation of the mantra revealed by Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro

A statement about the causes of the recent Corona virus in China and Tibet, and what people can recite and do about it, was released (in Tibetan and Chinese) by the supreme head of the Jonang lineage and Kalacakra master, Kyabje Jigme Dorje Rinpoche,  on February 7, 2020, see here. As there is currently no… Continue reading Head of the Jonang lineage, Kyabje Jigme Dorje Rinpoche, on the causes of the corona virus outbreak and the recitation of the mantra revealed by Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro

Part III Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Transmissions: White Vārāhī and other deities in’Luminous Heart Essence of Three Roots’

In part III of my short posts on the Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions are details of what was given from 15th until 17th January; deity empowerments from the revealed terma (mind treasure) Luminous Heart Essence of Three Roots. Even though some of these texts are available online, it is only permissible to read, practise them… Continue reading Part III Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Transmissions: White Vārāhī and other deities in’Luminous Heart Essence of Three Roots’

Part II Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Transmissions – The Collected Works and Texts: Origin and Editions

For Part II of my write-up and research on the Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions in Siliguri, India, January 2020, I focus on the origin and published editions of the collected works of JKW (of which the complete oral transmission of 25 volumes was given in 14 days) as well as the other texts transmitted. Dzongsar… Continue reading Part II Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Transmissions – The Collected Works and Texts: Origin and Editions

Part I Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Transmissions – Vows, Lineage and the ‘Luminous Heart Essence of the Three Roots’

Was very fortunate and happy to be able to recently attend the reading transmissions and empowerments from the Collected Works of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (‘jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse’i dbang po, 1820-1892) given by HE Schechen Rabjam Rinpoche at the Ewam Monastery, Siliguri, India from 10th -24th January. For details and photos of the event see… Continue reading Part I Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Transmissions – Vows, Lineage and the ‘Luminous Heart Essence of the Three Roots’

Second Ashoka Grant awarded by Khyentse Foundation for translation of Shentong text – ‘Music of the Ultimate Sphere’

Am happy to announce that today I was informed that I been awarded the Ashoka Grant by Khyentse Foundation, for the second year running. The first year it was awarded for the ‘Innate Kalacakra’ project (this translation booklet can be downloaded for free from this website here).  This new proposed  project, aimed to be completed… Continue reading Second Ashoka Grant awarded by Khyentse Foundation for translation of Shentong text – ‘Music of the Ultimate Sphere’

Part III: The private quarters and sacred ritual items of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro and Khandro Tsering Chodron

Here is Part III of my Dharma pilgrimage travelogue series on Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro and the places in Sikkim he is connected to.  On Guru Rinpoche day, the 10th day of the lunar month, 5th January 2020, I paid another visit to the Royal Palace, Gangtok (having visited there a few days prior, see… Continue reading Part III: The private quarters and sacred ritual items of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro and Khandro Tsering Chodron

Part II: On the Sikkimese trail of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro, the Golden Stupa of Tashi Ding and the doorway to Shambhala

On this Guru Rinpoche day today, for my pilgrimage travelogue on the trail of some of the places that Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro stayed and visited in Sikkim, India, here is the second part about my visit (a few days prior) to Drakkar Tashi Ding monastery and the golden relic stupa, in West Sikkim on… Continue reading Part II: On the Sikkimese trail of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro, the Golden Stupa of Tashi Ding and the doorway to Shambhala