Karma Kagyu Kalacakra Masters and the Bokar Rinpoche Kalacakra Stupa

Having spent the last ten days in the presence of three great living masters of Kalacakra, HE 12th Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Bokar Yangsi (whose predecessor was the great Bokar Rinpoche) and Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche at Bokar Monastery, Mirik for the several empowerments and Red Hat Ceremony of Karma Kagyu Heart Son, 12th Gyaltsab Rinpoche, I… Continue reading Karma Kagyu Kalacakra Masters and the Bokar Rinpoche Kalacakra Stupa

Taranatha Text used for the Five Tantric Deities of Shangpa Kagyu Empowerment at Bokar Monastery today

Today at Bokar Monastery, Karma Kagyu master 12th Gyaltsab Rinpoche began the initiation of the Five Tantric Deities of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition to Bokar Yangsi, Khenpo Donyo Rinpoche, tulkus, monastics and the public. Gyaltsab Rinpoche’s oral translator told me today that the vast majority of the existent main commentaries and Sadhanas on the Five… Continue reading Taranatha Text used for the Five Tantric Deities of Shangpa Kagyu Empowerment at Bokar Monastery today

Today the Parinirvana of Jonang master, Jetsun Taranatha (1575-1634)

Today, the 28th day of the 3rd lunar month, is said to be the Paranirvana day of Jetsün Taranatha (Tib. རྗེ་བཙུན་ཏཱ་ར་ནཱ་ཐ་, Wyl. rje btsun tA ra nA tha) or Kunga Nyingpo(ཀུན་དགའ་སྙིང་པོ་, kun dga’ snying po) (1575-1634). A great accomplished master of the Jonang tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. After the Gelug forceful takeover and suppression of… Continue reading Today the Parinirvana of Jonang master, Jetsun Taranatha (1575-1634)

First-time visit and empowerment by Khenpo Chokyi Nangwa Rinpoche to the main Jonang Centre in Taiwan

Today the repesentative of Jonang in exile, Khenpo Chokyi Nangwa Rinpoche, visited for the first time the main Jonang centre in Taiwan to bestow an empowerment on their disciples (see photos below): Earlier this month, Rinpoche met for the first time the Lama of that centre with some of his students (see photos below): May… Continue reading First-time visit and empowerment by Khenpo Chokyi Nangwa Rinpoche to the main Jonang Centre in Taiwan

Tibetan Buddhist History Teaching Series, including Jonang and Shentong tradition with HE Khentrul Rinpoche and HE Kathog Rigzin Chenpo – May 30-June 5

At the request of Khentrul Rinpoche, His Eminence Kathog Rigzin Chenpo will give five days of profound teachings on the extraordinary history and unique views of each of the five main traditions of Tibetan Buddhism—Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, Jonang and Geluk. Don’t miss this opportunity to receive these precious and rare teachings by an incredible Vajrayana… Continue reading Tibetan Buddhist History Teaching Series, including Jonang and Shentong tradition with HE Khentrul Rinpoche and HE Kathog Rigzin Chenpo – May 30-June 5

Kalacakra Teachings and Empowerment and Taranatha’s Mind Training instructions by Jonang Lama Yonten Gyatso, Minsk, June 2018

  Taranatha’s Mind Training, Kalacakra Preliminaries and Empowerment, June 2018 Jonang Lama Yonten Gyamtso is giving an introduction to the Kalacakra Preliminaries and a three-day Kalacakra empowerment (seven stages of a child) in Minsk from 20th-24th June. In addition, he will teach a Taranatha Lojong (Mind Training) text as well as Shine meditation from June… Continue reading Kalacakra Teachings and Empowerment and Taranatha’s Mind Training instructions by Jonang Lama Yonten Gyatso, Minsk, June 2018