Dharma Teachings - 2016-10-19 - 2 comments
Our series on the Shambhala chants continues, with the traditional supplication to Padmasambhava by Russell Rodgers HUM In the northwest of the land ... continue
We continue exploring the Shambhala chants with a look at the Kagyu lineage supplication
by Russell Rodgers
The Kagyu lineage is one of the three main Tibetan lineages that form the basis of Shambhala Buddhism. Each of these lineages contributed a unique approach to enlightenment. The particular approach of the Kagyu lineage is marked by a very methodical progression of practice and study that leads deeper and deeper into their specialty, mahamudra. Shamatha/vipashyana, Kagyu ngondro, Vajrayogini, Chakrasamvara, the mahamudra retreats, and the six yogas of Naropa are all part of the Kagyu mahamudra system.
The Kagyu forefathers are the ones whose stories we are most familiar with. The stories are well documented historically, and colorful as well. Many older students have treasured relationships with Kagyu teachers, including Thrangu Rinpoche, Khandro Rinpoche, His Holiness Karmapa and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso. Trungpa Rinpoche himself was a Kagyu. So this lineage has a major place in our heritage. Continue…
Kongma Sakyong Harvest of Peace 2016The Sakyong’s Harvest of Peace address to the international community is now available online. In this year’s address, the Kongma Sakyong touched on strengthening families, looking to the future, loyalty to basic goodness, balancing bravery and tenderness, and extending out. Please click here to see the video, or to read a transcript of the talk. continue