Nyungné is a fasting ritual practice from the Kriya Tantra collection focused on the 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara. This practice helps to purify negative karma and to develop great compassion in a swift way.
Longchen Rabjam was said to be an an emanation of Princess Pema Sal,the youngest daughter of King Tri Song Detsen and a direct student of Guru Padmasambhava.
The Sanskrit term adhiṣṭhāna has multiple meanings including “presence”. In the context of Vajrayana Buddhism, it is most frequently translated into blessings, or inspiration.
All Buddhist traditions emphasize the importance of cultivating these positive mental states known as the four immeasurables, or the four boundless, or unbounded, attitudes.
Born in 1101 at Luro, Chekawa Yeshe Dorje studied as a young boy with the great disciple of Milarepa, Rechungpa. He took the vows of novice monk at the age of twenty-one at Loro Zhingsar and was given the name Yeshe Dorje.
Riwo Sangchö belongs to the treasure cycle of Rigdzin Sokdrup, ‘Accomplishing the Life-Force of the Vidyadharas’ revealed by Lhatsün Namkha Jikmé. The practice is a skillful method for accumulating merit through purifying obscurations and making offerings.
In Tibetan Buddhism, we celebrate the 10th day of each lunar month as Guru Rinpoche Day. Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is the Buddha who established Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet. On the outer level, the Mahaguru is the essence of all buddhas and lineage masters.
Nagi Gompa Nunnery was given to Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in the early 1960s by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa. In his thirty-three years at Nagi Gompa, he completed a total of two decades in retreat, including four three-year retreats.
Gyalsé Tokmé Zangpo (1297-1371), also known as Gyalsé Ngulchu Tokmé, was born in Puljung, southwest of the Sakya Monastery in Tibet.
The Tibetan word lo means the thinking mind. The word Jong translates to train, work with purify, or refine. Thus this term in Tibetan is usually translated as ‘mind training’. Lojong teachings are also known formally as The Instructions for Training the Mind in the Mahayana Tradition.
Ārya Tārā or in Tibetan, Jetsun Dölma is especially revered in Tibetan Buddhism. The word “Dölma” in Tibetan means “she who liberates”.
In Vajrayāna contexts, Amitābha in his sambhogakāya form is referred to as Buddha Amitāyus, ‘The Buddha of Boundless Life.’ He is particularly associated with longevity.