Do not buy E-Edition/Kindle of ‘Taranatha’s Commentary on the Heart Sutra’ or ‘Chariot that Transports to the Four Kayas’

It has been kindly brought to my attention today that several people who bought the e-edition/Kindle on Amazon.com of Taranatha’s Commentary on the Heart Sutra (LTWA, 2017) were dissatisfied with the legibility and typesetting in the book. I am sorry to hear this as I have not seen or have any input or responsibility for this electronic edition. This is the responsibility of the publisher, the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. As they are the publisher of this e-edition, I have now written to them and asked them to remove it from publication and sale until it is amended and improved to an acceptable and professional standard. I have also asked Amazon.com today to remove it from my Amazon author/translator page.

Although I am very grateful to the LTWA for the publication of this text, I am planning to do a new published second edition of this text, as not only has the first edition almost sold out,  but I wish to correct small publication errors and typos in the hard copy edition too. I will update this website and Facebook page of news when that happens. For now, until then,  I would advise people not to buy ANY online/Kindle edition of my work, unless advertised by me as being authorised by me, and to purchase only the paperback copy edition. Also, please do contact the LTWA Publications Department about any issues you have had with the current e-edition.

For the record, I receive no royalties or payment from the LTWA or Amazon.com, for the sales of this work. I had agreed that all royalties and profit would go to the publisher, LTWA.

Thanks for the feedback!

PART ONE: The Dagpo Kagyu unbroken lineage of Dro/Jonang Kālacakra

New research on the unbroken Dagpo Kagyu lineage of Dro/Jonang Kalacakra. I am currently translating a ‘Supplication to the Kālacakra Lineage’ by Kagyu and Rime Tibetan Buddhist master, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.  Kongtrul himself was considered to be an incarnation of Jonang master, Jetsun Tāranātha, as was his great friend and teacher, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. Therefore, I was very happy to come across a recently published (yet untranslated) book on Kālacakra, The Blue Sapphire Jewel:  History of Kālacakra, by contemporary Tibetan Kagyu Kālacakra teacher, Khenpo Donyo Lodro Rinpoche. It details the unbroken lineage that passed the Kālacakra down to the Dagpo Kagyu via Jonang masters, such as Tāranātha, to Jamgon Lodro Thaye to the present day.

Part one is the unbroken Dagpo Kagyu lineage. Part two is the lineage that came from Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.

For more information see here.