Posts Tagged ‘Mipham Rinpoche’

Quotation of Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche

Monday, May 30th, 2011
Seated Bodhisattva, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas

Seated Bodhisattva, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas

These days if you tell the truth no one listens, and if anyone says something false everybody holds it to be true. That is why I have never said this to anyone before: I am not an ordinary being, I am a bodhisattva who took birth intentionally as a result of prayers of aspiration.

Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912), Spoken to his attendant Lama Ösel and recorded in his biography

Information differs from experience – Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche

Saturday, March 12th, 2011
Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912)

Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912)

When a man is parched by thirst
The thought of water brings no relief –
Only drinking can quench his thirst:
So information differs from experience.
The exhausting search for information
For mere objective knowledge
Becomes needless with meditative experience
Which quickly leads to equanimity.

Mipham Jamyang Namgyal Gyatmso (1846-1912)

From ‘Instructions on Vision in the Middle Way’, published in Lama Mipham: Calm and Clear (Berkeley: Dharma Publishing)

Recalling the Kalachakra Initiation in Spain, May 2009

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

In this extensive post we recall the Kalachakra Initiation given by Beru Khyentse Rinpoche at the Karma Guen Diamond Way Buddhist Retreat Center in Spain one year ago, as well as the meaning and significance of the Kalachakra Tantra.

Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Beru Khyentse Rinpoche, Lama Ole Nydahl

In May and June 2009 several friends from the Diamond Way Buddhism UK sangha travelled to Spain to participate in a series of important Buddhist events. The Kalachakra initiation took place on May 27-28, and was attended by 1,400 international friends. This was followed by the initiation of Loving Eyes (Tib. Chenrezig) by the Fourth Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche (who is Beru Khyentse Rinpoche’s son). After this Lama Ole Nydahl gave a Phowa course attened by 1,000 friends. This was followed by the programme of H.H. Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje from June 2-8. Gyalwa Karmapa gave the initiation of Almighty Ocean (Tib. Gyalwa Gyamtso) and teachings on Shantideva’s Aspiration Prayer from the Bodhicharyavatara “Engaging in Bodhisattva Conduct”. These were attended by several important guests including Gyalwa Karmapa’s parents Mipham Rinpoche and Mayumla, Lama Jigme Rinpoche from Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in France, Nendo Rinpoche, Lama Ole Nydahl, Lama Jampa Thaye, the Gómez family who founded Karma Guen, and around 1,600 international friends. Gyalwa Karmapa also visited the Benalmadena Stupa and gave the initiation of White Tara. Many photographs from all the events can be seen at the White Umbrella website, herehere and here.