kagyu

  • Video: Rare 1976 interview with the 16th Karmapa Paid Member

    UPDATE 3/4: This video is an extra from the film, Recalling a Buddha: Memories of the Sixteenth Karmapa by filmmaker Gregg Eller. Uploaded to YouTube by wudu1982, Amazing and very unique recording of HH16 Karmapa Interview which took place during His Holiness the Karmapa's visit to the USA in 1976.The Karmapa (officially His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa) is the head of the Karma Kagyu, the largest sub-school of the Kagyupa (Tibetan Bka' brgyud), itself one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. More »
  • How the clouds of thinking clear & 6 Words of Sage Advice Paid Member

    Ken McLeod is currently leading a Tricycle Retreat (you can listen to his first talk to "The Way of Freedom" here). Included in his teaching is his translation of Tilopa's Pith Instructions on Mahamudra. (Tilopa is considered the founder of Tibetan Buddhism's Kagyu lineage.) Here's a verse: Mists rise from the earth and vanish into space. They go nowhere, nor do they stay. Likewise, though thoughts arise, Whenever you see your mind, the clouds of thinking clear. More »