Grand Kalacakra Duchen, 29th April 2018, Tibet, India, Nepal, Hong Kong…..

Yesterday, 29th April 2018, several Tibetan Buddhist monasteries who practise Kalacakra in the Jonang and Kagyu tradition, organised grand Kalacakra sadhanas and events to commemorate the day Shakyamuni Buddha taught the Kalacakra Tantra. I was fortunate to be able to attend the commemoration at the Jonang monastery in Nepal and offered the Lama and Khenpos… Continue reading Grand Kalacakra Duchen, 29th April 2018, Tibet, India, Nepal, Hong Kong…..

Kalacakra Mandalas in India and Nepal constructed for the Kalacakra Duchen on 29th April

Major Kalacakra pujas are underway in Bokar Monastery Mirik and Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim in India and the Jonang monastery in Pharping, Nepal is also making preparations for the Kalacakra duchen this Sunday, 29th April. The full moon of the third lunar month is traditionally commemorated as the day Shakyamuni Buddha taught the Kalacakra Tantra. According… Continue reading Kalacakra Mandalas in India and Nepal constructed for the Kalacakra Duchen on 29th April

Parinirvana Anniversary of Jonang Master Lama Yonten Zangpo – Commemoration in Tibet and Supplication Prayer

Today is the anniversary of the parinirvana (passing away) of Lama Ngawang Yonten Zangpo, (1928-2002), Jonang master and also root Lama of Khenpo Chokyi Nangwa Rinpoche.  Here are some pictures taken of the commemorations at the main Jonang Dzamthang Tsangwa monastery in Tibet as well as the Supplication Prayer Tibetans recite for him, with English translation.… Continue reading Parinirvana Anniversary of Jonang Master Lama Yonten Zangpo – Commemoration in Tibet and Supplication Prayer

Aspiration Prayer for Khenzur Chokyi Nangwa Rinpoche by HH 14th Dalai Lama

I am delighted to announce to fellow students of Chokyi Nangwa Rinpoche, that HH the 14th Dalai Lama composed an aspiration prayer last month, at the request of Rinpoche’s students. I have translated the aspiration prayer into English for the benefit of myself and Chokyi Nangwa Rinpoche’s students. May the Jonang teachings remain long steadfast!… Continue reading Aspiration Prayer for Khenzur Chokyi Nangwa Rinpoche by HH 14th Dalai Lama

Upcoming Jonang teachings and Kalacakra empowerments in Taiwan, Europe and USA

Khenpo Chokyi Nangwa Rinpoche, April 10th until 24th May Khenpo Chokyi Nangwa Rinpoche of the Kalacakra Monastery, Dharamsala, India arrived in Taiwan yesterday for a seven week schedule of teachings on the Taranatha text entitled: ‘The Essence of Nectar: An Instruction Text on the Oral Instructions of the Three Types of Followers of Those Entering… Continue reading Upcoming Jonang teachings and Kalacakra empowerments in Taiwan, Europe and USA