SECOND ASHOKA GRANT AWARDED BY KHYENTSE FOUNDATION FOR TRANSLATION OF SHENTONG TEXT – ‘MUSIC OF THE ULTIMATE SPHERE’

Am happy to announce that today I was informed that I been awarded the Ashoka Grant by Khyentse Foundation, for the second year running. The first year it was awarded for the ‘Innate Kalacakra’ project. This year’s project is for a philosophical Shentong text, ‘Music of the Ultimate Sphere’, written by HE 10th Sangye Nyenpa… Continue reading SECOND ASHOKA GRANT AWARDED BY KHYENTSE FOUNDATION FOR TRANSLATION OF SHENTONG TEXT – ‘MUSIC OF THE ULTIMATE SPHERE’

Part III: The private quarters and sacred ritual items of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro and Khandro Tsering Chodron

Here is Part III of my Dharma pilgrimage travelogue series on Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro and the places in Sikkim he is connected to.  On Guru Rinpoche day, the 10th day of the lunar month, 5th January 2020, I paid another visit to the Royal Palace, Gangtok (having visited there a few days prior, see… Continue reading Part III: The private quarters and sacred ritual items of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro and Khandro Tsering Chodron

Part II: On the Sikkimese trail of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro, the Golden Stupa of Tashi Ding and the doorway to Shambhala

On this Guru Rinpoche day today, for my pilgrimage travelogue on the trail of some of the places that Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro stayed and visited in Sikkim, India, here is the second part about my visit (a few days prior) to Drakkar Tashi Ding monastery and the golden relic stupa, in West Sikkim on… Continue reading Part II: On the Sikkimese trail of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro, the Golden Stupa of Tashi Ding and the doorway to Shambhala

Part I: Images on the Sikkimese trail of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro

As part of my own personal pilgrimage and research interest in the great Tibetan Buddhist master, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and his later incarnation, Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro (1893-1959), am writing a short series of posts of the places he stayed at in Sikkim during my visit on the Sikkimese New Year Day (Losum) 27th December… Continue reading Part I: Images on the Sikkimese trail of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro