Innate Kalacakra empowerment – HE Garchen Rinpoche, Seattle, USA, April 2019

Happy to announce there will be another Innate Kalacakra empowerment given by yogi Tibetan Buddhist master, HE Garchen Rinpoche in Seattle, USA on 19 April 2019. A Chod and Namgyalma empowerment and teachings on Chod, Dzogchen and the Seven Taras will also be given.

Further details are in the schedule below and also on the Drikung Seattle website at

New Translation: Supplication and Praise to the First Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche composed by Eighth Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje


On the last day before the Tibetan Earth-Pig Losar 2146 (5th February 2019), as an offering to HE the 10th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and his foreign devotees, I have translated into English (with Tibetan script and phonetics), the supplication and praise composed by the 8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje for the 1st Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, who was the Karmapa’s teacher. A powerful verse homage praising the accomplishments and strengths of the 1st Sangye Nyenpa, leaving one in no doubt that the 8th Karmapa admired and held him in great esteem.

1st Sangye Nyenpa, Tashi Paljor

The text can be downloaded for free as .pdf below. Translated and edited by Adele Tomlin, 4th February, 2019, Bodh Gaya, India. With special thanks to HE 10th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche for his generous and precious feedback and checking the translation. Free download here: Supplication to first sangye nyenpa

8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje

May this translation be of benefit in helping us all remember the excellent qualities and strengths of the precious lamas of Buddha Dharma and be a cause for the long-life, health and flourishing of the Gyalwang Karmapa and HE 10th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche!