NEW translation: White Tara’s syllables that avert catastrophes and obstacles

Today, the eighth day of the lunar month, is Noble Tārā day, and in these times of anxiety, sickness, distress, restrictions and nationwide lockdowns, Tārā has become even more of an essential daily practice for Dharma practitioners. For those who have sickness, old age or are overwhelmed time-wise, with demands of families, and being cooped… Continue reading NEW translation: White Tara’s syllables that avert catastrophes and obstacles

‘Pacifiying the Turmoil of the Mamos’ (mother-earth spirits) to quell disease

  Yesterday HE Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche posted a short offering prayer, Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos ( ‘khrugs skong bsdus pa) to recite yesterday to pacify what are called Mamos in Tibetan Buddhism.  The title of the prayer in  Tibetan Drugkong Dupa means ‘pacifying’ or ‘appeasing’ (skong) the ‘turmoil’ or ‘agitation’/’disturbance’ (‘khrugs). It was… Continue reading ‘Pacifiying the Turmoil of the Mamos’ (mother-earth spirits) to quell disease

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

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: ”Shower of Great Bliss: The Lineage Prayer of Yumka” by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

For Dakini Day today, am pleased to announce a new translation, that will be published for free download, of a lineage supplication written by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo for the Vidyadhara Lineage Holders of the deity/dakini practice of the Great Bliss Queen (Yumka Dechen Gyalmo): Shower of Great Bliss: A Lineage Prayer of Yumka Vidhyadhara (rig… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ”Shower of Great Bliss: The Lineage Prayer of Yumka” by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Three short daily sadhanas of the ‘Luminous Heart Essence of the Three Roots’ by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Today is the anniversary of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo  (‘jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse’i dbang po) (1820-1892)), much has been written and said about one of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist masters of the 19th Century, including a biography by one of his closest teachers and spiritual friends, Jamgon Kongtrul the Great. He also produced many great students… Continue reading Three short daily sadhanas of the ‘Luminous Heart Essence of the Three Roots’ by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

PART VIV: JAMYANG KHYENTSE WANGPO, THE GREAT BLISS QUEEN, YUMKHA DECHEN GYALMO

On this full moon day, the Day of Miracles in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, here is my final instalment about the final day of the Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions, Siliguri, January 2020, which ended with a ritual feast offering and sadhana for the Great Bliss Queen (Yumkha Dechen Gyalmo). Photos can be seen here. Longchen… Continue reading PART VIV: JAMYANG KHYENTSE WANGPO, THE GREAT BLISS QUEEN, YUMKHA DECHEN GYALMO

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’

Part VII: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and the ‘Union of All Innermost Essences’, from the ‘Pure Visions’ of the 5th Dalai Lama

The seventh installation about the Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions is on the ‘Union of All Innermost Essences ‘ empowerment from the pure visions of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama, given on the 13th day of the event (22 January 2020), photos of which can be seen here.   Bearing the Seal of Secrecy/Sangwa Gyachen The… Continue reading Part VII: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and the ‘Union of All Innermost Essences’, from the ‘Pure Visions’ of the 5th Dalai Lama

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