Friday, April 23, 2010

Benefits of reciting the Vajra Guru Mantra

The Vajra Guru Mantra is the mantra associated with Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava. This is a draft translation of a treasure text which explains the Vajra Guru Mantra. It was originally concealed during the time of Padmasambhava in Tibet and later rediscovered by Karma Lingpa (14th century) who brought it forth from its place of concealment and copied it down on reams of gold. It is simply known as "The Syllable by Syllable Commentary Explaining the Benefits of the Vajra Guru Mantra." It begins with an invocation and then goes into a dialogue between Yeshe Tsogyal, the spiritual consort of Padmasambhava, and Padmasambhava himself.

Here is the full text >>click<<

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Devastating earthquake around Yushu

Please consider donating generously to the efforts of supporting the people of Nangchen who lost family members and their dwellings, and to rebuild the monasteries that are so important in their lives. Many of the lamas and Rinpoches mentioned in Blazing Splendor come from this area and will spearhead these efforts.

You are welcome to post the links to them here as comments.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Kela Chokling has passed on.

It is with great sadness we inform you that the Kela Chokling incarnation has left his body. After the strict suppression of Buddhist practice eased off in the '80, Kela Chokling worked tirelessly to restore one of the three main "seats" of the great treasure revealer Chokgyur Lingpa. He also was able to transmit the entire collection of Chokling Tersar teachings on many tulku, lamas, monks, nuns, and laypeople, which he has received primarily for the Tsikey Chokling and Tulku Urgyen in Nepal.

Among the tulkus present were his sons and lineage holders as well as Trungpa Tulku and Rolpey Dorje of the Surmang lineage.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Two great masters of the 20th century

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro together with one of his chief disciples, Dilgo Khyentse Rabsel Dawa.