NEW TRANSLATION: “Condensed Essence of Empty-of-Other” by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Here is the first English translation (and publication) of a short text, Condensed Essence of the Presentation of Empty-of-Other, by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (‘jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse’ dbang po, 1820 – 1892), one of the most eminent and accomplished nineteenth century Tibetan Buddhist masters. For more information about him, see his Treasury of Lives biography… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: “Condensed Essence of Empty-of-Other” by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

New translation: Kurukullā daily sadhana ‘Juicy Nectar of Deep, Great Bliss’ by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo from the Treasure ‘Luminous Essence of Three Roots’

  Today, for the new moon day marking the first day of the auspicious and sacred month of Saga Dawa (in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar), I am happy to announce and launch the first published translation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s daily sadhana text of Kurukullā from the ‘re-discovered’ (yangter) treasury cycle, Luminous Heart Essence of… Continue reading New translation: Kurukullā daily sadhana ‘Juicy Nectar of Deep, Great Bliss’ by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo from the Treasure ‘Luminous Essence of Three Roots’

NEW TRANSLATION: Supplications to the 15th Karmapa and the ‘three great Masters of Karma Kagyu’ by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

For Dakini day today, and as part of my research and translation of texts by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and his close relation with the the Karmapas and Karma Kagyu, I am sharing two supplications he wrote, one for the 15th Karmapa and another for the ‘three great masters’ of the Karma Kagyu: Marpa, Milarepa and… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: Supplications to the 15th Karmapa and the ‘three great Masters of Karma Kagyu’ by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

NEW translation: White Tara’s syllables that avert catastrophes and obstacles

Today, the eighth day of the lunar month, is Noble Tārā day, and in these times of anxiety, sickness, distress, restrictions and nationwide lockdowns, Tārā has become even more of an essential daily practice for Dharma practitioners. For those who have sickness, old age or are overwhelmed time-wise, with demands of families, and being cooped… Continue reading NEW translation: White Tara’s syllables that avert catastrophes and obstacles

NEW TRANSLATION: ‘The Melodious Tune that Accomplishes All Aims’ Supplication Praise to Noble Tārā’s root mantra by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

In these troubled times of Covid-19 virus and the restrictions accompanying it, many Buddhists are turning to the practice and recitation of Noble Tārā.  The root mantra of Tārā is one of the most famous in the Buddhist canon. In Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s Collected Works, there are several short praises to Tārā and here is… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ‘The Melodious Tune that Accomplishes All Aims’ Supplication Praise to Noble Tārā’s root mantra by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

PART VIV: JAMYANG KHYENTSE WANGPO, THE GREAT BLISS QUEEN, YUMKHA DECHEN GYALMO

On this full moon day, the Day of Miracles in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, here is my final instalment about the final day of the Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions, Siliguri, January 2020, which ended with a ritual feast offering and sadhana for the Great Bliss Queen (Yumkha Dechen Gyalmo). Photos can be seen here. Longchen… Continue reading PART VIV: JAMYANG KHYENTSE WANGPO, THE GREAT BLISS QUEEN, YUMKHA DECHEN GYALMO

Part VII: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and the ‘Union of All Innermost Essences’, from the ‘Pure Visions’ of the 5th Dalai Lama

The seventh installation about the Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions is on the ‘Union of All Innermost Essences ‘ empowerment from the pure visions of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama, given on the 13th day of the event (22 January 2020), photos of which can be seen here.   Bearing the Seal of Secrecy/Sangwa Gyachen The… Continue reading Part VII: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and the ‘Union of All Innermost Essences’, from the ‘Pure Visions’ of the 5th Dalai Lama

Part VI Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo: ‘Gathering of all the Ḍākinī’s Secrets’ (Khandro Sangdu), the empowerment ‘Gathering of Vārāhīs’ and the ‘Lady Demoness’ female terton, Jomo Menmo

For Ḍākinī’ day today, my sixth short instalment on the Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions in January 2020 given by HE Schechen Rabjam Rinpoche, is about the ‘Gathering of Vārāhīs‘ empowerment (given on the 11th day of the event) from a Tibetan text revealed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (and a female treasure-revealer, Jomo Menmo) called the… Continue reading Part VI Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo: ‘Gathering of all the Ḍākinī’s Secrets’ (Khandro Sangdu), the empowerment ‘Gathering of Vārāhīs’ and the ‘Lady Demoness’ female terton, Jomo Menmo

Part II Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Transmissions – The Collected Works and Texts: Origin and Editions

For Part II of my write-up and research on the Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo transmissions in Siliguri, India, January 2020, I focus on the origin and published editions of the collected works of JKW (of which the complete oral transmission of 25 volumes was given in 14 days) as well as the other texts transmitted. Dzongsar… Continue reading Part II Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Transmissions – The Collected Works and Texts: Origin and Editions