Jamgon Kongtrul: Buddha Nature

shakyamuni

Buddha Nature by Jamgon Kongtrul

Toronto, August 8, 1990

Translated by Ken McLeod

The principal reason for my visiting Toronto at this time is to present what is known as the empowerment of Kalachakra, Wheel of Time. This is a preliminary talk on Buddhism, about the Dharma, the teachings of Buddha. What I wish to talk about this evening is a very important teaching from the final cycle of teachings, which come from Buddha Shakyamuni. The principal theme of this cycle of teachings is Buddha Nature. Continue reading »

Atisha: Light Offering Prayer

Atisha Dipankara Shrijnana

Atisha Dipankara Shrijnana

Light Offering Prayer

by Atisha Dipankara Shrijnana http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atisha

May this vessel become as vast as the entire billionfold universe!
May its wick grow as large as Sumeru, the king of mountains!
May the oil within become as vast as the great ocean at the edge of the world!
And may a billion such lamps appear before each and every buddha!
Their light banishing the darkness of ignorance everywhere, from the very peak of existence down to the lowest hell, may they reveal all the realms of buddhas and bodhisattvas throughout the ten directions!

Om vajra aloke ah hum

Emaho! This wondrous and amazing light, burning brightly,
I offer to the gurus, yidam deities, dakinis Continue reading »