Gyalwa Gyatso Short Daily Practice PDF-This practice is restricted to only those with the appropriate tantric empowerment. If you are unsure whether you are. Gyalwa Gyatso is a yidam deity of the ‘father-tantra’ class of Highest Yoga Tantra deities, which emphasizes the development of compassion or ‘skilful means’. A Buddhist discussion forum on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.. Gyalwa Gyatso / Red Avalokiteshvara / Jinasagara.

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Tiphupa, the ‘pigeon-man’, was actually the miraculous gyallwa of Marpa’s own son, Darma Dode, who was mortally wounded in a riding accident. It is still considered “the life blood” of the Dakinis as mentioned in “The Gem of many colours”. Thrangu Rinpoche did not want gyats refute this view and agreed in theory but otherwise, as is evident in the Gampo abbey site, sticks to his view that Jinasagara is a father Tantra. In the four inter-cardinal directions are the sambhogakaya manifestations of the ‘Four Buddhas’, who each sit in sattva-paryanka posture holding a lotus and their specific right hand attribute.

Gyalwa Gyatso, (jinasagara) Giclee Print by Sunlal Ratna Tamang

Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified. This “one to one” lineage expired around the time of the fifth Karmapa when it became more widely practiced and hence went to and via Karma Chagme Rinpoche. Now to add further fuel to this pointless fire, Beru Khyentse Rinpoche and Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche have said that Jinasagara is non-dual tantra like Kalachakra.

Likewise, a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar. He received multiple transmissions, both oral transmissions from Sumatikirti and back to Mahapala and from Tipupa and back to Druppai Gyalmoand Terma transmission from Gyaalwa Dorje not the 8th Karmapa, but a student of Nyang.

The Tibetan lineage of this deity stems from Milarepa’s disciple Rechungpa, who was destined to receive the last five Tantras of ‘the nine-fold teaching cycle of gyagso formless dakinis’ from the Indian mahasiddha Tiphupa. However, it is also believed that the great yogin who was the previous incarnation of the first Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa, attained great realization through the practice of Gyalwa Gyatso.


In the southwest corner is yellow Ratnasambhava, who holds a blazing jewel. Surely more than just color. Please select the size and format that you require: In the Kamtsang, the two armed form is “Sahaja Jinasagara. Can anyone explain this deity to me? And in the northeast corner is green Amoghasiddhi, who holds a fiery sword.

Paldan Lhamoin her aspect as Rangjung Gyalmo. I am not sure what this means but Thrangu Rinpoche’s line of this being Father Tantra is based on not its techniques or methods of practice which he agreed could have elements of Mother, Father byatso non dual tantra but its “tradition”.

We would also appreciate your feedback on Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. Her naked body is adorned with the five bone ornaments, a five-skull crown, and a garland of fifty dry white skulls. Majestic [Bot] and 16 guests. In the bottom left corner is the principal male protector of the Karmapa lineage, Dorje Bernagchen, the ‘black-cloaked vajra’, who is extremely wrathful, blue-black in colour, and wields a crescent-shaped chopper and a skull-cup of blood in his right and left hands.

What is strange and noodle baking though is that in the commentary, the practices are referred to as the “essence of mother tantra” by Karma Chagme who wrote the main commentary used to this day.

Chenrezigthe Karmapa is more commonly recognized as the four-armed red emanation of Gyalwa Gyatso. The colours of each of these ‘Four Mothers’ or consorts correspond to the four directions, they are all peaceful in appearance with two eyes, and are adorned with the divine silk and jeweled ornaments.

She is extremely wrathful, four-armed, blue-black in colour, black-cloaked, and rides her mule across an ocean of blood amidst a maelstrom of wind and fire.


First he was asked by Marpa to go to India and receive these teachings on the nine dharmas of the formless dakinis from Tiphupa.

Bon Deity: Kunzang Gyalwa Gyatso

PS I have discussed this with many Lamas other than mentioned for eg Tenga Rinpoche, Traleg Rinpoche etc and the general concensus is mother tantra. With her left and right hands she holds aloft a skull-cup full of blood and a curved knife. All the best in the dharma. They are complex and multivalent, in some sense. With his first two hands palms-folded he clasps a blue wish-granting gem in front of his heart, while with his second pair of right and left hands he holds aloft a golden five-pointed vajra and a red lotus.

From the viewers left to right are: But don’t stop–this is fascinating. From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. Chenrezigthe expression of Awakened Compassionrests in the center of this composition of nine dynamic figures of Gyalqa.

What about him makes him higher than white Chenrezig? The way the body mandala is invoked in the nine deity mandala is like Chakrasamvara i.

I proposed exactly your question to Thrangu Rinpoche maybe 20 years ago and he said no, both 9 and 5 are “Father Tantra”. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it’s hard to cover them completely. In another he has only two arms, and is in union with a consort who may or may not be Vajrayogini.

This thangka depicts Gyalwa Gyatso at the centre of his nine-deity mandala.

Do they have different meanings? How did this iconography develop, historically?

Bokar Rinpoche and the rest suggest that both 5 and 9 deity mandalas are actually mother tantra.