New website section and projects: the Karmapas on Chod and Kālacakra

As part of my ongoing research and translation work, I am happy  to announce two distinct research and translation projects: the 3rd and 8th Karmapas on 1) Chod and 2) Kālacakra, as well as a new website section dedicated to the Gyalwang Karmapas. Personal connection with HH 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje In 2005, I… Continue reading New website section and projects: the Karmapas on Chod and Kālacakra

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

‘Actions speak louder than words’: 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and the empowerment of female Dharma practitioners

Tibetan Buddhism is a tradition that, in particular, at the highest levels of the tantric Vajrayana, reveres, worships and respects the female. In fact, as I wrote about in Tantric Buddhism, Sex and Women: the importance of love, respect and consent, a root vow of Vajrayana (the highest level of tantric Buddhism) is not to… Continue reading ‘Actions speak louder than words’: 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and the empowerment of female Dharma practitioners

The concepts of tulku reincarnation and re-birth in Tibetan Buddhism: HH 17th Karmapa on the terms ‘tulku’ and ‘yangsi’ (December 2019)

Last week, in Dharamsala, India a meeting was held with lamas and masters from all the different lineages within Tibetan Buddhism, to discuss the reincarnation of HH 14th Dalai Lama.  For this event, as HH 17th Gyalwang Karmapa was unable to attend [HE 12th Gyaltsab Rinpoche attended as his representative], HH composed a letter giving… Continue reading The concepts of tulku reincarnation and re-birth in Tibetan Buddhism: HH 17th Karmapa on the terms ‘tulku’ and ‘yangsi’ (December 2019)

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