NEW TRANSLATION: White Tārā by 8th Karmapa

For Chokhor Duchen today, I offer this is the first English translation of a White Tārā Wish-Fulfilling Wheel Concise Daily Sadhana text[1] by the 8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje (1507-1544).  It can be downloaded here . For more on the 8th Karmapa’s life see the short biography here and the most extensive account in the English language, The… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: White Tārā by 8th Karmapa

Kālacakra and the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul: a stunning record of empowerment and teaching

Jamgon Kongtrul lineage and Kālacakra As I have written about several times here and here, the Jamgon Kongtrul lineage of Kālacakra is very important not only for the Kagyu but also in continuing the Jonang and Shangpa lineage teachings.  Jamgon Kongtrul the Great received the entire empowerment of Kālacakra from Karma Kagyu masters, such as… Continue reading Kālacakra and the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul: a stunning record of empowerment and teaching

Karma Kagyu Kālacakra Masters and the Bokar Rinpoche Kālacakra Stupa

Having spent the last ten days in the presence of three great living masters of Kālacakra, 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 Kālacakra Masters and the Bokar Rinpoche Kālacakra Stupa